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When will the croaker action start to heat up? I did a search but could only go back to may 04. Also what kind of areas around the causeway,greens, galv channel etc will I do the most good. I'd like to get my girls out there this year.
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I have a record of croaker fishing Sept 25, 1988 on 61st pier in Galveston - 10:30pm - 1:30 am. We used fresh dead shrimp. Air temp 76 deg/Water temp 86 deg. Caught 31 croaker and left 'em biting. Hope this helps.
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I don't have a record but a recollection of fishing Rollover Pass in the early fall with my grandparents in the mid 50's on double drop rigs, penn reels and those old rods with the turned wooden handles(equipment enough to handle the occasional bullred). We caught 'em two at a time until we filled a couple of icechests. I also remember Papa King stopping at a church in Winnie and giving folks an icechest full of fish, don't know if it was charity or the prospect of gutting and scaling all those fish.
 

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Outlaw ,, get ahold of Medulla if you want to know. I can't tell you his honey hole.
 

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Potlickers?

frankd said:
there probably wont be another run like the one in years past....they end up on a potlickers hooks!!!
I thought a potlicker was someone that pulls up on top of you when you're catching fish. What makes a bait fisherman a potlicker? Just wondering if someone could clarify this.

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Don't know about south Texas, but we caught a ton of them in Calcasieu this past Saturday. Kept a few of the larger ones and they had eggs in them. Hope this helps
 

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Must be a lot of fishermen using bait there sure is a lot of bait camps doing a great business. Most of them are out of bait by 0800 or 0600 on weekends.
 

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frankd said:
there probably wont be another run like the one in years past....they end up on a potlickers hooks!!!
It's legal in the state of Texas, it's fun for kiddo's to get an easy bite, and croaks work dang well.... Sorry gang, but I use um when I'm taking a novice, woman, or kids... Or when I have an empty freezer....I agree that the bycatch from shrimpers is prolly not the best thing for our bays, while it ain't any worse than a tugboat pumping out an oily bilge( which we have a gozillion tugs and ships in the Galveston bay complex) but until shrimping is outlawed why not make the best of it.......I do what I can to help our bays and enviroment sustain, recycle mono, don't pump bilge unless necessary, pick up a floating alum can when I see one, and work the crab trap clean up.... But, I do not consider myself a POTLICKER for using live bait.... When a boat pulls up close enough to you when you are on a nice slick with birds working and fish biting, and is close enough that you can smell that he didn't take a shower that morning or the nite before, then by all means scream out POTLICKER....... Or shoot em...... LOL

This reply is not intended to degrade anyone or any orginazation, It's just my opinion.... And I have Ok'ed it.... LOL.... Now open another beer
 

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QBall said:
I thought a potlicker was someone that pulls up on top of you when you're catching fish. What makes a bait fisherman a potlicker? Just wondering if someone could clarify this.

Thanks......Q
A potlicker is as you describe it. However, it is also common for folks around here to call bait chunkers potlickers. Mostly, IMHO, because the potlickers are often times chunking bait. I think the term is liberally used for any person who is in need of fishing manners.
 
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