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Dannie Golden

5680Virginia Drive 
Justin, Texas 76247

Cell: (817) 228-5999 



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April 30th, 2017

Can't believe April is over.  This spring is flying by so fast.  Got today off cause Mother Nature wanted to cool things off and let the wind blow up to 40mph.  Would have been miserable on the water.  It has been a weird spring.  The lake is just above pool.  The water clarity could be better.  With very limited grass and all this wind, it has it a little dirtier than normal.  We still have some black bass spawning, as we always do this time of year.  The shad spawn has been going on now for a couple weeks and I have to believe we have no shortage of shad in the lake.  Bodes well for all of our fish.  The bass fishing has been pretty good at times, and of course others not as much.  Sometimes the wind just won't let us fish where we need to or how we need to.  Other times these Roberts bass just won't eat.  For the most part we are focusing on post-spawn fish right now.  Getting some topwater and squarebll action early, then mainly using plastics rest of the day.  Anything with watermelon in it is a good choice.  May is shaping up to be a really good month. 

 

Right now the sand bass and crappie are biting really well.  The sandies are pretty easy too.  Just look for the birds, especially in the mornings around the many windy points we have most days.  They will be really shallow too.  Anything shiny and moving will get bit.  Heck we even have been getting some on our Carolina rigs.  The crappie have really moved out on the standing timber and brush piles. 

 

I still have a few openings in May.  Some half days, but a couple full days towards the end of the month.

 

Here are some highlights from the last few weeks.  Even got some really good smallmouth in the mix.  Brad (aka...Bronzeback Brad) got him a 5lb smallmouth.  He gave himself the nickname, so not sure it counts :)

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March 24th, 2017

Been a busy, warm and windy month so far.  The lake level is good.  Right at full pool.  The water clarity is ok.  It isn't very clear, kind of cloudy in places from all the wind.  Without the grass along the shoreline, it muddies up a bit from the wind.  The fishing has been pretty consistent most of the month.  Have had some really good days, and some slower.  The bass are in all stages of the spawn right now.  The next few weeks should be some of the better fishing of the year.  Here lately we have been targeting the spawning fish.  We have caught them on all sorts of baits.  Even had a few topwater fish.  Bass Champs is April 1st and it will take a heck of a bag of fish to win. 

 

The sand bass are doing just as well.  Easy limits right now and you can be picky on the ones you keep.  They are in the mouths of the major creeks.  Easy to find right now to, just look for the gulls.  The crappie are in the shallows.  We have been catching them while bass fishing. 

 

I have a couple half days still open or should I say that opened back up.  Shoot me an email and I can get the dates. 

 

Trying to figure out why my pics are showing up sideways on a cell phone, but not when viewed from a desktop.  Sorry.

 

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February 4th, 2017

Can't believe it is almost spring.  Getting real busy for me is right around the corner.  Just got back from a couple weeks on Lake Falcon.  I have always enjoyed going down there.  This time was no different, except the fishing was off compared to last couple years.  The weather just killed us.  Those fish down there don't like 59 degree water temps.  The wind was brutal most days.  Did get a couple really nice days though.  Even though the numbers were not there for us, we did get some better fish for sure and one personal best for a client.  David's personal best before was 8lbs.  He caught a 9 1/2 lb beauty, then followed it up the next day with a 8lb 10oz fish.  So really he had two better than his previous best.  Fun times for sure.  We had a couple other 8's and some 7's, but not much other.  As usual down there we needed to find rock.  The lake is down 32 feet, so a lot of the rock was on the bank that we normal fish.  There was still ton to be fished though.  For me the most consistent bite was the shallower off shore rock.  Even as shallow as 4 feet, on some humps with rock.  6XD and Carolina rigs provided most of the better bites, but the biggest came on a trap.  Not something you think of when you think of Falcon, but I have done very well down there in the past around shallow rock before on traps.  Worked out great for David this time. 

 

Roberts is in great shape to start the year.  The lake is at normal pool.  Let's hope for no floods this year! 

 

Make sure you check out my guide service page on Facebook, as I post pics and updates on there more often. 

 

Thanks again as always.  2016 was my second busiest year guiding and it is cause of you guys.  Thanks.

 

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July 26th, 2016

Been a little while since I posted some pics and info about the lake.  Just got home from a great vacation in Hawaii and taking the time to finally update the site.  Amy's parents were celebrating their 50th anniversary and took the family with them.  What a great gift for us.  Reese had a ball.  Even got to do some fishing while there and caught my first tuna.  What an awesome animal.  Here are a couple pics.  The first one you can see just how big it was.  It was almost as long as I am tall.  Our guide said it was a 140lb class tuna.  It took us both to drag it over the side of the boat.  Man was I beat after fighting it, and Amy and Blake even helped out for a bit.  The old fishing elbow was sure barking after that. 

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The lake is back to normal level finally.  This year it has been up for most of the year.  At least it wasn't closed, like last year because of the high water.  I do believe again this year, we had a great spawn because of the high water.  The next few years should be fun.  If this fall is anything like last fall, the fishing should be very good. The black bass are in there summer haunts right now.  The bigger fish are out deep, but can still get numbers up shallow around the flooded willows.  Those bushes can really hold some fish.  The white bass are doing there thing.  This is the time of year to get on the schooling action.  Here are a few pics from the last month or so. 

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April 29th, 2016

The lake is on the rise again.  Reminds me of last year at this time.  Lets hope May isn't as wet.  We are 2.5 feet high.  More rains scheduled for today.  The water clarity is actually very good, with the water coming up.  They haven't been letting any out, and we had 4 days with no wind and that really helped.

 

The fishing has been really good at times the last few weeks.  The black bass are still spawning in some areas of the lake.  There are a lot of fish done.   With the water being up, there is a ton of places for them to hide.  Should set up for another great spawn, like last year.  Plenty of places for the fry to hide and survive. 

 

The sand bass are going crazy right now on points in the mornings.  Easy and quick limits of big sandies are to be had.  After that morning bite slows, you can find them with slabs out deeper.  May even run into a big catfish. 

 

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March 30th, 2016

The lake is currently 2.27 feet high.  They are slowly releasing some water.  The water is actually in pretty good shape, color wise.  Some creeks are better than others though.  It doesn't seem to matter if the fish are biting there though.  Water temps are running in the low 60's.  We have a lot of fish spawning right now, so the shallow bite has been good.  Some better fish have shown up.  With the lake being up, there is plenty of shallow bushes to target. 

 

The sand bass are going crazy.  The gulls have been working hard in the mouth of some of the creeks.  It is easy right now to get a limit, once you get on them.  Either a 1oz slab or a trap will work.  Throw the trap when you are marking the fish up off the bottom. 

 

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March 1st, 2016

Boy spring sure has come early, or so it seems.  Let's hope that we don't get any big fronts.  These smaller fronts haven't really been hurting any.  Water temps on Ray Roberts this week reached the low 60's.  Even caught some fish on topwater this week.  Topwater in February on Roberts may be a first for me.  The lake is in really good shape.  We are still a foot high.  Water clarity is really improving.  Still pretty dirty up around the Buck Creek side of the lake.  That hasn't slowed those fish down though.  With the 10 day forecast so warm, we will have a lot of fish on beds before too long.  Really looking forward to another great spawn this year.  There is so much shallow cover for the fish to do their thing in and the fry to hide. 

 

Falcon was a great success.  We had really good numbers of fish and some really nice fish.  Bud got his new personal best of 8 1/2 pounds also.  That lake has so many bushes in the water it is incredible.  They are out in deep water too.  Talk about a great spawn.  Most places you can't even get to the bank. 

 

Also my 2015 Triton 22TRX is up for sale.  If you are interested or know anyone, give me a shout.  Going to make someone a great deal on the boat. 

 

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February 4, 2016

Spring is right around the corner.  Lake Ray Roberts is currently 3 1/2 feet high.  They did finally begin to open back up the ramps, from this last flood.  The lake is going to be in much different shape this spring, compared to the last few.  Should have another great spawn with all the new cover along the shoreline.  Will provide great cover for the fry. 

 

I am heading back down to Falcon for a couple weeks.  Good to be going back down there with customers.  Really looking forward to it.  Falcon is a little over 15 feet low, which is way up from the last couple times I was down there.  From the reports they have been catching a bunch of fish.  Now we just have to try and find the better fish. 

 

My 2015 Triton 22TRX is for sale.  Anyone interested give me a call or shoot me an email, for details.

 

Make sure and like my Get Bit Guide Service Facebook page and also on Instagram. 

 

Thanks again for all your support.  Looking forward to another busy spring. 

 

 

 
November 28, 2015

What a crazy year with the rain.  We are back up to 3.65 feet high and rising.  Probably going to have some ramps closed again, by the end of the weekend.  Crazy!  I believe it is officially the wettest year ever recorded in the DFW area, since they have kept records anyway.  Of course this time of year I really start to slow down, unlike the floods in May and June.  Those hurt :).  Cold muddy water isn't fun to fish.  Fishing has been good also.  Easy limits of sandies, and catching some big bass.  Water temps had finally cooled off to 60 degrees on the main lake.  I still think we can find some big fish in December, but will definitely have to work hard for them.  The saving grace this time of year is Squaw Creek.  That power plant lake has been fishing really good.  So we can still get on a number of fish, but just has to be on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

 

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October 20, 2015

What a crazy year this has been.  The lake is already back down 6 inches, and dropping.  Looks like they are calling for some pretty heavy rains this weekend, so maybe we can come back up.  The water color is really good around the lake, but not quite as clear as last year at this time.  The flood seems to actually have slowed the Zebra Mussels down.  It is crazy how many are on the trees that are sticking out of the water.  They spread fast in that high water.  We have had one of the greatest spawns I have ever seen on the lake.  There are small fish everywhere.  The next few years our numbers caught should go up.  This fall we are doing quite well with the numbers.  The size is finally starting to show back up.  The next couple months should be fun.  The shallow bite is really starting to pick up.  With all the vegeation that grew on the bank with the lake low, we now have plenty of cover on the bank.  The fish love it too.  Plenty of places for them to hide and grow big.  Squaw creek time is here also.  It is a fun lake to fish in the colder months.  As you can see from the pics below, the sand bass and catfishing is going great.  Great time of the year to fill up the freezer. 

 

Also next spring has really started to book up fast.  As of today I only have 5 days left open next March.  About half of April is gone already.  That big fish has folks wanting to get on the books early. 

 

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September 12, 2015

Fall is in the air today.  High in the low 80's, and suppose to be 58 when we start tomorrow morning.  Looks like it will warm back up mid-week, but it won't be long before it cools back off.  These cooler nights is what is really going to help cool the water temps.  The fishing has already improved over what it was a couple weeks ago.  The gates have been just barely open the last few weeks and that helps.  We are just under a foot high.  The lake looks great.  There is so much shallow cover now on the lake.  All the bushes that grew up with the lake being low for a few years, has sure helped.  I am really looking forward to fall on Ray Roberts.  I even managed a smallmouth yesterday.  A 5 1/2 pound beauty.  We don't have many in the lake, but it seems like I catch more smallies in September than I do any other time of the year.  The sand bass and crappie have been biting really good.  The schooling action is mostly over.  They are starting to stack up on the deep points and ridges.  Make sure you watch out for those hooks.  Sam here had a sand bass get the best of him.  Ouch!

 

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I have my 2015 Triton 22TRX for sale.  Contact me for more information.  It has been run all year with a wrap on it.  Here is a pic before the wrap. 

 

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Boat ramps are opening

Great news.  3 of our ramps on Roberts opened today.  Jordan, Sanger and Pond opened.  It shouldn't be too long, with the rate we are dropping, before others open.  I want to thank the marina for being such great neighbors and opening up their ramp.  It sure helped my business, by being able to get on the lake. 

 

The sand bass are still going nuts.  Should last for another 5-6 weeks.  Great time to fill the freezer and get the kids on some fish. 

 

Thanks

 

Dannie

 
July 19, 2015

Quick update.  We are about two weeks away from all the ramps being open.  The marina ramp is still the only ramp on the lake.  The weekends are crazy, but not bad if you get off the water early (half day). 

 

The sand bass have started to go nuts.  Better late than never.  They are trying to make up for lost time.  Great time to get the kids on some fish.  The channel cats are also biting really well.  If you want to put some fish in the freezer for a fish fry this is the time. 

 

Thanks

 

Dannie

 

 
June 22, 2015

Man what a crazy year.  Start off the year a little slow with a couple winter time procedures.  Then March gets here and set the new lake record.  Cloud 9....  Well mother nature gets even with a 100, if not 1000 year flood.  The lake is still almost 10 feet high.  I am able to still get on the lake.  It was closed for a couple weeks, but we are in business on Ray Roberts again.  The fishing has been weird.  By that I mean, it is like learning a new lake.  I have found some fish though.  It was real spotty at first, but starting to get things dialed in.  If we can drop back down a couple feet that will helps things a ton.  As you can imagine the fish are not getting much pressure at all right now.  There is more ski boats out than fisherman. 

Looking forward to July.  The sand bass, should start doing their thing.  Which is always fun.  The black bass will be moving to their deep spots, but we will still be able to get a good shallow bite.  With all the new cover they have everything they will want.  This whole situation has hurt, no doubt about that.  Lost quiet a bit of business.  However, this will be so good for the lake.  I am seeing more bait and small bass in the lake, then I have in years.  We must of had a very successful spawn this year.  All this abundant cover is just what we needed. 

Here are some of the pics I have taken around the lake.  The bridge is in Indian, Ilse du Bois ramp/cleaning station, the Buck Creek stairs, and Jordan ramp.

 

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Shannon Elvington, his girlfriend, Amy and myself attended the Texas ShareLunker and Awards banquet in Athens, where he received his replica and Angler of the Year award and prizes.  What a great even put on by TP&W. 

 

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Here are some of the fish pics from the last few weeks.

 

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May 26, 2015

What a crazy year it has been.  The lake is now a little over 10 feet high.  I can still launch from the marina, or could before this last rise.  However the fishing has really been off, for the most part.  We have had a couple good days mixed in.  Most of the time I am trying to fish other lakes.  Been fishing Squaw Creek on the weekends and even made a couple runs over to East Texas on Fork and Monticello.  The fishing over there has been good.  Squaw this weekend was good.  Even caught some fish off beds.  The fishing on Roberts should get a lot better when it drops.  Those fish will pull out to the edges of the cover, where we can get to them.  With all the new cover this fall should be really good.  Just have to hang in there and see what happens with this water. 

 

Thanks

 

Dannie

 

 
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April 11, 2015

Been a busy spring so far.  The lake is up a bit this spring and winter.  We are only 5 1/2' low.  Still quiet a bit low, but much better shape then the last few years.  There is a ton of flooded growth along the shorelines.  There is plenty of cover for the fry and shad to survive this spawn.  Boads well for the future of the lake.  When the lake does fill, it will be like a new lake again with all the stuff that has grown.  Right now there are bass in every stage of the spawn.  I am seeing more and more spawned out fish caught.  This week, we had a bunch of nice fish caught, including the 6th double digit bass caught in my boat.  Fun times when customers catch their first one.  Their are many different baits we caught fish on this week, but soft plastics accounted for most of the bites.  Fishing a weightless senko type bait or fluke has been best, when the wind would allow it.  You just have to fish slow.  They are also biting a Gene Larew Lizard flipped around shallow timber.  The millfoil has taken off the last two weeks.  A trap worked over and around it is starting to produce as well.  Topwater time is here as well.  We are not catching numbers, but some quality bites on it. 

We are starting to catch the sand bass up shallow on points in the mornings.  I haven't specifically targeted them yet, as been busy with the green fish.  But it will not be long, that a good limit can be caught on shallow points in the mornings.  Look for the birds lined up on the points. 

 

Here are some highlights from the last few weeks. 

 

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New Lake Record Largemouth - March 7, 2015

WOW!!!!!  What an incredible experience, for myself and I know for Shannon and his new Lake Ray Roberts record largemouth bass catch.  What a beautiful fish she was too - weighing in at 15.18lbs.  It has been crazy since Saturday when he caught her.  I am just now able to catch up a little.  I will get the site updated a bit more too.  The lake is still low.  We are sitting right at 7 feet low and the water is still very cold.  44-48 degrees.  But, as you can tell it hasn't slowed the big fish down from eating.  So far, the new Triton and Mercury have done one heck of a job of getting us to the fish.  All my buddies are telling me "see you should have switched to Triton a long time ago".  Crazy. 

 

Here are a few quick pics.  The last 3 days we have had some big fish.  Will get some more info on here hopefully later today, if not tomorrow evening.  Fixing to head back to the lake.

 

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