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  • Posted by Brian on April 18, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Yesterday I bass fished with a couple wanting to learn different areas of the lake. We had a wonderful day catching a lot of fish and several big ones. We started on the east side of Mousetail Island fishing the entire back bank. The water temperature was 68 degrees with 2 foot visibility. We tried 3/16 ounce shaky heads with zoom trick worms in green pumpkin, Texas Rig green pumpkin brush Hogs comma, and a square bill crankbait in shad pattern. I kept the boat in 6 to 9 feet while we cast to the boulder rocks on the bank surrounded by gravel. We caught around 10 bass mostly between 1lb and 2lbs. As we reach the end of the island we swung around to the left and fish the front side of the island facing Hobson Pike Bridge. With the same technique we had zero bites. I idled across the channel to Bird Island and we fished the east side and to the left. Same soft plastics and crankbaits we had a few good bites, but never swung one into the boat. Next we cruise to the third point on the right if you were coming out of Four Corners Marina. We turned into the cove and put the boat and 6 to 8 feet of water and cast our shaky heads to the flat rocks. We fished the entire bank and missed a couple more, but that was it. Next I cruise through the Four Corners cut through stopped after the last danger buoy on the right bank. We fished the point before the LaVergne pump house at 6 feet of water and caught a 3 plus pound largemouth and 3 plus pound smallmouth on our plastics, but this time we had a plastic neon chartreuse zipper lizard. We continue down the bank to the LaVergne Pumphouse and missed another fish right in front of the building in 8 feet of water. Continuing into the cove just up from the pump house the wind got too strong and we had to retreat. I motored across from Bryant Grove boat ramp and fished the long point and hump without a single bite. We packed up and headed in. I forgot to mention our first spot was actually just passed the second cut through from Fate Sanders. Casting shaky heads first up on the bank we caught several including 2 keepers out of 2 to 4 feet of water. Then we went back through with deep diving crankbaits while the boat was in 10 feet and caught a 3.5lb and I lost a big one on a Strike King 5xd and shad color. I’m ready to start fishing deep with wobble heads crankbaits and big plastic worms….. I love this time of year.

    Brian replied 6 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • jdno7

    April 20, 2017 at 1:12 am

    I know with mild winter the fish are probably in all 3 stages right now but what stage would you say the lake is fishing? Ive only been out once this year which was last week for a couple hours up by elm hill (water was 60 in the afternoon). I sat on the last steep bank before a spawning flat and caught/saw a bunch of fish. Saw a decent one on a bed and boated a couple pre-spawners.

  • rocky

    May 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Had a good 3 hours. Only caught 4 but one was a beautiful 6 3/4 lb LM on a watermelon trick worm on a shaky head in 4 ft.

  • Brian

    May 16, 2017 at 4:15 am


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