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  • Posted by Brian on April 16, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Saturday I fished with three friends who live here and TX.

    We fished from 7-3pm chasing green fish. I have been waiting and waiting for the bass to move into the creeks, where I like to fish topwater baits. Every few days I head back to one or two of the creeks and give it another try……with no luck

    The first 2 hours of this trip we headed into Fall Creek(62 degrees). Fishing with plastic lizards and spooks we only caught 5 short fish. We started at the pvc pipes half way back into the creek(past the boat ramp), casting to the bank and any isolated wood cover. As we reached 100 yards from the 840 bridge fishing the left bank, I had one on a spook and my client had another 2 on plastic crawfish. There is a big field past the shoreline and a rock point that comes straight out in front of it. That is where these fish were holding. We continued down the bank towards the bridge and caught 2 more short fish on rocks and another on a stump in 4ft with plastic crawfish(Texas rig).

    We motored out of the creek to the mouth of Fall Creek. Once you enter the mouth of Fall Creek there is a PVC pipe on the left(this in way before the Fall Creek boat ramp). Fishing the channel ledge in front of the PVC pole and 50 yards out towards the mouth, we caught 6 short bass on plastic lizards(3/16oz). I had our boat in 8ft-10ft casting into 2ft-4ft and dragging slowly.

    Next we moved to the flat in between Fall and Spring Creek. Fishing crankbaits and plastic lizards in 1ft-4ft….nada

    I made a move to the Smyrna pump house cut through. With the water being 62 degrees is it just a matter of time before they move in to spawn. The water is a little low….1ft-2ft, however we did manage to catch a few short fish on squarebill crankbaits and plastic lizards. The best spot is almost in the middle where there are big boulders coming out of the water. In due time it will be on fire back there, but be careful, it is dangerous back there.

    We tried over in Sister Cove fishing the right side of the bank fishing towards Fate Sanders. Soft plastic lizards and craws all the way we caught 2 short fish in 2ft-4ft. There has been a lot of fish caught in Sister Cove, but it seems like it is slowing down for now.

    Our last spot was the bank between Weakley Lane bridge and the big point and the mouth of Stewart creek. Fishing in 1ft-5ft of water with chart/shad squarebill crankbaits, we caught 9 bass including 1 keeper 3lbs. The bass were chasing shad up and down the entire bank, we must have gone back and forth 4 times(this was about 2pm). The last 30 minutes of the trip we focused on the big rocky(main lake) point at the end of that bank. Sitting in 10-15ft casting Carolina Rig with lizards and crankbaits we caught 3 more fish, including 2 more keepers in the 3+lb range! We had to end the day, but had a strong finish.

    Final thoughts: I am going to stay out of the creek for awhile……just not turning on. I think maybe the up and down weather has kept them from making the longer migration to the creeks. I am now moving to main lake(up, mid, and down lake) shallow coves, pockets and points. It seems the main lake is producing bigger fish. Depending on the weather conditions I like use crankbaits, but a lot of topwater and mostly soft plastics(shaky head, c-rig and texas rig)!

    philip-nichols replied 10 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • ibdally111

    April 16, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Just a FYI Brian. We saw two guys catch at least a dozen bass in the back of Stewart Creek on Sunday about 9 am. We asked them if they had any good ones and they said the had a 7 lb. hog but the rest were small. They were fishing shallow cranks in about 2-3 feet of water. I don’t know the creek that well or I would tell you what area it was. I did not see the big fish but for about 20 mins they were pulling in 1-2 lb. bass that were feeding on shad.

  • Brian

    April 16, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Well that’s just great! lol

    Thanks for the info. I caught a few small ones in there early last week, but no keepers. Maybe they have moved in. Fall creek is the main creek I like, it has not been producing like past springs when the water temp it in the upper 50’s and 60’s.

    Someone will probably post a report about tons of lunkers being caught in Fall Creek tomorrow! lol

  • creekcrappie

    April 16, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Man you guys are killing me! I need to bass fish soon 😳

  • eanderson

    April 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Reading these reports get me even more motivated to get out there this weekend! Have to be solo though…..Fishing buddy is out of town at Guntersville!


  • philip-nichols

    April 17, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Well as much as I have enjoyed crappie fishing the passed few weeks I can’t take it anymore. Just put new line on all my bass rods and am loaded up for tomorrow morning. Gonna put in at Stewart’s creek and find some flats with brush hope to get a top water bite but also plan on throwing sq bill cranks and Carolina rig. Might try to crappie fish a bit around the docks at fate like creekcrappie. Whatever happens the weather is going to be amazing and takin a good friend from work. Will post a report tomorrow night after the boys finish ball practice.

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