Post By: fishman1 Posted: 10/1/2014 10:11:41 PMPoints: 20156
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.
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: Goosehunter82 Posted: 10/2/2014 6:39:35 AM Points: 47516
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: droolr Posted: 10/4/2014 6:23:53 AM Points: 1392
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 .
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,