How to Keep Shad Alive

Dec 2018
By CatfishGuideTonyP on 12/31/2018 9:12:23 AM • Rank (345) • Views 345


12/3/2018 8:00:00 AM - 12/3/2018 1:00:00 PM

How to Keep Shad Alive-Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish

Lake Tawakoni is the catfish capital of Texas and for good reason.  Every winter trophy blue catfish weighing 40 plus pounds start chasing big gizzard shad on the flats from November to March!  The number 1 key to success on Lake Tawakoni's Blue Catfish season is Fresh, Cut Bait!  The bigger the better and keeping shad alive is very important!  

Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish love big gizzard shad, but don't use frozen bait!  Fresh Cut Gizzard shad can put a Trophy Blue Catfish in the net!  For more information, please follow How to Keep Shad Alive.

Length: 45 inches (1143.0000 mm)

Weight: 40.00 lbs.

Depth: 20 feet

Temperature: 50°F

Bait: Fresh Cut Gizzard Shad

Hook: 8/0 Circle Hook

Captain: Tony Pennebaker

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This Fishing Report was submitted on 12/3/2018 8:00:00 AM by CatfishGuideTonyP.

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Lake Tawakoni Catfish Guide-Tony Pennebaker
2201 East Rabbit Cove Road # 3
West Tawakoni, TX Van Vandt

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 32º 51.049', 95º 57.556'
Decimal Degrees: 32.85081, -95.95926
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 32º 51' 02.92", 95º 57' 33.34"

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