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Lake: Boyd Lake
Fish: White Bass

Whitebass before the storm

Post By: fishman1      Posted: 10/1/2014 10:11:41 PM     Points: 20947    
Fished Boyd Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 1:00. Trolled the south end and found the whitebass straight out from the Heinricy inlet. boated 6 between 13 and 16 inches. The bite slowed so tried the north end and hooked up on a triple in the NW corner. Trolled leadcore and a shad pattern flicker shad size 4. Left when the front started moving in.

 Reply by: Mr.Pink      Posted: 10/1/2014 10:15:13 PM     Points: 427    
That's awesome. I Need to catch some white bass.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 10/1/2014 10:27:14 PM     Points: 30256    
Nice work! Going to try and get out there Friday afternoon. We're the trout still hitting the deep lines or all whites?
 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 10/1/2014 10:57:08 PM     Points: 20947    
Actually Brian, The trout were hitting our flickershads as we were letting them out. So they were up shallow. The whitebass were down 20 to 25 ft. Also I had the same pattern flickershad on my two rods except one was a 5 and the other was a 4. I caught 6 on the 4 and 1 on the 5. Both were the same depth. Trolled at 2.5 mph.

 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 10/1/2014 11:03:46 PM     Points: 30256    
That's some awesome info! Thanks Bill!
 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 10/1/2014 11:11:23 PM     Points: 20947    
Oh, the most important thing, me and two other boats on the whole lake. It was great.

 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 10/2/2014 6:39:35 AM     Points: 57035    
We fished Boyd on Sunday mid day. We were fishing shisters (a brand of rooster tail) neon green/yellow with red dots behind bottom bouncers and we hooking up the white Bass. We were going from the marina to the south end and back right down the middle of the lake. Good luck to all.
 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 10/2/2014 11:40:09 AM     Points: 20947    
Thanks Goosehunter!
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 10/2/2014 11:56:02 AM     Points: 30256    
Great stuff guys!! Thanks for sharing!
 Reply by: droolr      Posted: 10/4/2014 6:23:53 AM     Points: 1742    
i caught trout down 20ft on lead core and not a white bass yet . some trout on flat lines too . are you fishing on the bottom in 20 ft of water ? i caught a couple trout trolling crank baits and stick baits. but most were caught on white or yellow spinners . i have seen schools of bait down at 30 + feet with what i think are walleye around them .
 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 10/4/2014 8:25:59 PM     Points: 20947    
droolr, I've fished lead core for a long time and know exactly how many colors it takes to get down to a certain depth at a certain speed. We were putting out 5 to 5.5 colors using a #4 flicker shad. All whitebass were caught at that depth. We weren't on the bottom. We were a little above the school. If the fish were at 25 ft. we trolled at 20 to 25,