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2014-02-27 00:20:10
by: TheSmokingVTownAngler (+39)

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Fished the outgoing from 10am to 12:45pm. Threw out mudsuckers for the first 2 hours. Switched to chovies remaining time before it was time to go. Last cast tied my chovie on and saw a rolly polly crawling and tossed that on there shits and giggles saying who knows? Show nuff hooked up to a barely legal 18. First one I've taken home in a while... felt like having striper for lunch

2013-11-28 15:23:35
by: olm (+110)
Fishing should get better now that the full moon is gone and there not feeding all nite... Me I've been abalone diving and crabbing but should be back on the river next week. Happy thanksgiving fish on

2013-11-23 17:29:21
by: CNH (+301)

I wasn't able to make it out last week to try out your tips unfortunately. I'm going to try to get out before the rain starts again early this week to give it a go. I'll post a report when I go.

2013-11-22 14:30:26
by: olm (+110)
Nothing ...? What's up out there guys I told all my secrets anybody catching .... Saw a nice sturgie show himself out front of sea ranch Thursday in the wind , but that was it

2013-11-15 02:18:12
by: olm (+110)
Released the big fish as always

2013-11-15 02:17:02
by: olm (+110)
Picked up a nice 15 lb and a shaker today , same deal trolling from cuttings to town . Try it again Friday for awhile

2013-11-10 16:46:48
by: olm (+110)
I have left from downtown by sea scouts went all the way to trancas on the outgoing. Took me almost two hours of non stop paddling against the incoming tide. It's not bad if it's not a big incoming but I had like 6 ft of water coming in off a minus tide it was a bitch.., if they get the dock at con fixed I'll let you know when I go up when it's on I have no problem getting a limit but I only keep the bleeders everything else gets released

2013-11-10 16:33:44
by: CNH (+301)
All great info - thanks ! Its very appreciated. I usually launch at Riverside Drive and work my way down the river but I'll try launching at Cuttings Wharf and working upriver. Yeah, I never venture into Horseshoe unless its an incoming/slack high tide because of how quickly the water moves through there on the outgoing. It was difficult enough with the big tides this week getting back out of there on the incoming. Hopefully I'll get a chance to get on the water this week and try again. I haven't fished Hennessey in ages but would definitely interested in trolling for trout sometime.

2013-11-10 15:24:26
by: olm (+110)
I stay on the left side when leaving cuttings going towards town .. Switch over to the right at the wreck. Fish rock wall by sewer ponds then switch back to left past the bridge. Horseshoe is good but be carefully when tide is dumping out there, gets a little squirrelly . When in yak use a floating lure with a deep bill for diving down . I only have paddles no foot pedals so lure will sink n snag if not moving fast enough . I always fish opposite of the tide so water helps with movement of lure. Con dam is a great place to troll stealth mode for trout . I got the killer set up for there

2013-11-09 16:43:37
by: CNH (+301)
Thanks. When I got out on the water, I realized that I'd left my box of Rat-L Traps in the truck and didn't wa t to go back for it. I'll definitely remember them next time.

I have a green OK Prowler Big Game. I'm still working out the kinks of trolling from a kayak but I appreciate your tips. I think I have been working too far into the deeper channels rather than staying closer to shore. Hopefully I'll see you out there sometime. Thanks again !

2013-11-09 14:48:45
by: olm (+110)
Silver n blue rattletraps... Close to bank . What kind of yak you got . I take mine out sometimes mostly mudsucker for bait when yaking though. Maybe I'll see you out there sometimes good luck

2013-11-07 16:36:26
by: CNH (+301)

If you don't mind sharing, what were you using ? I trolled hair raisers and rapalas from Imola down into the slough at Horseshoe Bend and didn't manage anything yesterday. Not sure what I was doing wrong because I was seeing plenty of fish on the sonar. Still trying to get the hang of trolling from a kayak.

2013-11-06 23:14:09
by: olm (+110)
Today it was on the in come tide 3 fish to maybe 6/8 lbs

2013-11-06 00:28:00
by: olm (+110)
Trolled the last of the o g tide for 5 fish 5 to 10 lbs and a couple that weren't much bigger then the lure from cuttings north. All released

2013-10-31 01:38:05
by: TKLLR (+29)
Fished the river this morning. Caught two 30" and one 23" stripers. Got the two larger fish between 7:30 and 8:30, on an incoming tide. All fish caught on bullheads fished from the shore. This was the same area that I got skunked a couple weeks ago using mudsuckers, but caught 7 fish the week before that on bullheads.

2013-10-18 03:09:21
by: CNH (+301)
Trolled the tail of the incoming/slack high this afternoon from Brazos to the Oxbow. Nothing landed but did get bit hard downtown - unfortunately no hookset though. Marked quite a few fish along the way but it seemed to be on the slow side for the trollers and bank fisherman that I talked to today.

2013-10-14 02:02:38
by: gudawg (+45)
Went out today at high slack tide, fishedthe slough mouths above the brazos bridge for a couple of hours with a buddy. Soaking live bullheads for 1 24 in striper (my buddy caught that one) He went in at 2 to watch the game and I trolled for a while and hit 1 20 in on a large 1oz rattletrap in chrome with chartreuse. called it a day at low tide. Filets in the fridge from the bigger of the two fish.

2013-10-12 18:54:40
by: gudawg (+45)

2013-10-12 16:34:16
by: CNH (+301)
Try ebay. I've had pretty good luck lately finding quality used fishing/boating equipment on there lately and you'll be able to mix/match sensors and gauges to fit your needs. As you said, the paddlewheel style tends to be a little more accurate.

Since I troll from my kayak, I just use my handheld GPS or a GPS app on my cellphone to provide the speed (doesn't factor in current that way of course) which has worked out well.

2013-10-11 08:53:02
by: gudawg (+45)
yes, that is what I meant. I see the ones that have the tube at the boat store...80 bucks with a gauge. Steep for me. Ive heard of paddlle wheel and that they are moreaccurate. Any idea what/where etc.? I am not sure if they are an optio on some fishfinders or stand alone units.

2013-10-10 23:51:00
by: CNH (+301)
@gudawg: Sorry, meant to address this in the previous post. What do you mean by a paddle speed gauge ? Do you mean just something along the lines of a speedometer for trolling ?

2013-10-10 23:46:30
by: CNH (+301)
@TKLLR: It probably depends on where exactly on the river you're fishing as to what bait works best. Bullheads seem to become more prevalent the further downstream you go, with mudsuckers in the middle reaches, and splittails upstream as you get closer to fresh water. Likewise, stripers seem to bite a particular bait better one year and then favor another one the next - possibly in response to natural changes in bait fish populations.

As I tend to fish the upper portion of the river, I've actually caught more stripers on splittails than anything. In terms are hardiness of the baits, I feel like bullheads can take a little more abuse and last longer than mudsuckers and splittails. I hope that I answered your question ?

@gudawg: Sorry to hear about the rod but that's a hell of a story and fight though !

2013-10-10 23:20:43
by: TKLLR (+29)
Had a bad fishing day yesterday. Fished from 7am to 3pm and got just one good bite - that I missed. Was using mudsuckers for bait, since I couldn't get bullheads. Are mudsuckers good for bait on the river? Are they as good as bullheads? I thought that they were ok for bait - just not as hardy.

2013-10-07 01:25:16
by: gudawg (+45)
went out today from low to high tide. Lots of surface junk in the water so went out to napa slough and trolled a bit for one short strike on a swimbait. Decided to head over to sonoma creek. Went almost to the 37 bridge and trolled back in with the top of the incoming tide. Got something LARGE on after a bit. didnt fight much, occasional shake and tug...after about 15 minutes I get a swirl on the surface. Put a little power on it and produce a large tannish forked tail. I have foul hooked a sturgeon in the butt! another 5-10 minutes of getting it to the surface and it surging back down. I just want to get it close enough to get my $14 xrap back and mabe a picture...at least one of its tail. Get it close to the boat and it goes down...and under and snapsmy 8 ft st croix rod just above the ferrule, lost the lure and no picture even. Hoping st croix has a good warranty policy. Anyhow at least I got a story and a great day on the water!

2013-10-05 22:25:21
by: baitrunner95 (+45)
Thanks for all the info gudawg

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