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Old 07-29-2013, 01:43 PM
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So yesterday while fishing I came across a group of flounder that were going crazy on a school of shad. I pulled up on them and started casting away but nothing. I threw the whole tackle box at them for 20 minutes and not one single hit even with Gulp. I would not think to much of this except that this is the second time. The same thing happened earlier this month with a school of small trout feeding on shad. I have noticed that the amount of bait in the lake is tremendous but the bite is slower (at least for me) this year than it was last year. Is it possibly the fact that there is so much bait that the feeding schedule is fast and short?
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:55 PM
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I came across the same situation with school trout slashing shad at the Cameron Jetty beach. I threw all kinds of artificials (including shad look-alike rattle traps) and not a bite. I had to go cast net for some finger mullet on the river side of the jetties and put them under a popping cork to catch.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM
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Why do u think it was a school of flounder??
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:15 PM
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Why do u think it was a school of flounder??
He prob saw them and ruled out Halibut
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:22 PM
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He prob saw them and ruled out Halibut
could have been a group of lost soles from england...
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:23 PM
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He prob saw them and ruled out Halibut




If they were feeding on shad, maybe they were pretty honed in on shad. Throw da castnet and catch some shad
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:25 PM
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I saw the exact same on Sunday. Saw a few jump out the water busting on them shad
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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I had that happen as well except a white gulp with just a kale hook thru the nose smashed them. Carolina rigged nose hooked gulp will work too. Just drag it in the mud. Did you try a mirodine ?
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:05 PM
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If they were feeding on shad, maybe they were pretty honed in on shad. Throw da castnet and catch some shad
Throw the cast net and, catch some flounder!
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:39 PM
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Throw the cast net and, catch some flounder!

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:43 PM
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:53 PM
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sometimes u gotta work the bait a bit faster in this situation to get them to bite...Try a silver spoon?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:03 PM
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There are times when I can't make the bite anything. I find the shallower the water they are in, the harder it is to get them to bite. Lots of times when they stop busting bait, you can get them to eat. Also mark where they were and come back later. That being said, I seldom use live bait.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:10 PM
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I have had them do this in less than a foot of water and when they blow up the go right back in the same spot. Look for a dust cloud and drop in on his head and jig it up and down on top of him. He will get mad and eat it sometimes.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:47 PM
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sometimes u gotta work the bait a bit faster in this situation to get them to bite...Try a silver spoon?
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There are times when I can't make the bite anything. I find the shallower the water they are in, the harder it is to get them to bite. Lots of times when they stop busting bait, you can get them to eat. Also mark where they were and come back later. That being said, I seldom use live bait.
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I have had them do this in less than a foot of water and when they blow up the go right back in the same spot. Look for a dust cloud and drop in on his head and jig it up and down on top of him. He will get mad and eat it sometimes.
That's good info. It was a foot or less of water. Never thought about marking the spots but damn that would have been a good idea. Saw the dust cloud but I fished where I thought he might have moved to, just a few feet away. Lost my patience with them. Like OP said I tried a shad like plastic with no luck. Wish I had a castnet with me. It'd be something to film to see me try to throw it once out of the kayak. Lol
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:56 PM
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Like Clampy said, a lot of times they go right back to the same spot...some fearless fishies
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:41 PM
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They were busting the water in my case as well. I tried white gulp, pink gulp and chartreuse. I even tried a mirrodine and nothing. I would have pulled out the cast net but I was to busy throwing the tackle box at them.

I forgot to mention in my original post that it was pouring down rain on me the whole time I was doing this.............
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:45 PM
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If I could Have I'd have just thrown the castnet on them flounder lol. Just joking.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:01 PM
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Nice pic,

That is the smallest Halibut I have ever seen.
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