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What to expect this time of year

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Heading up next weekend for a three day charter trip. We've usually gone (last 5 years) in mid to late October and, at that point, it's almost all jiggin in the river. What can I expect this time of year? No on in our crew fishes LOW other than on this trip and we're all kind of curious. Thanks!

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Well for one thing, you can expect MUCH nicer more stable


Charter boats out of the river resorts are still mostly

trolling. It is a very steady bite right out of the

Lighthouse Gap, anywhere from 20 to 30 feet of water

depending on the day.

There is a transition coming before long when the fish

really start to chase enough to start using a jig. It

will cool down some the Shiner minnows show up. A

warm fall with slow this transition down some but you

can troll right up till jigging time rolls in.

I will say right up front it ought

to be a good trip (weather permitting)

Who are you going out with?

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We're heading to Schusters for I think the fourth year running. Solid operation - - they have always treated us very well. We're FIRED UP! Like I said in year's past it's always been jiggin, which is loads of fun. I'd be very interested in a new presentation. Thanks for the insight. Take care.

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