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  • April 16 report

    Posted by tnbassman10 on April 17, 2016 at 3:59 am

    After 2 weeks and 2 checks on Percy Priest, I was really pressing my luck fishing another tournament this weekend. I was due for a bad day. Despite fishing the past 2 weekends down lake, I decided to go into Fall Creek to start my day. BIG MISTAKE. I managed to catch some short fish on top water lures but no keepers. We spent 2 hours going from the front to the back fishing all I knew in Fall Creek but nothing ever managed. I did catch a few shorties on rattle trap as well. There were just too many boats and not enough fish in Fall Creek. Way too hard to consistency fish that area it seems. I can do decent there on a weekday but if I ever try a Saturday I always have trouble it seems.

    At 8:00 or so, we made it to the mouth of Spring Creek. This is where I caught our first keeper a nice 2.5lbs fish on a crankbait. Working banks I’m familiar with and some isloated cover, we were able to catch about 5 bass but only the one keeper. We had some fun with a carp and rock fish though.

    At 9:30 we motored up river to the West Fork only to be disappointed with the amount of boats and lack of fish. The blue bird skies were starting to take affect. It would be a tough day on Priest it would seem. After a few more pointless stops, we headed back to the Fate Sanders area.

    At 11:30 my partner and I doubled up on fish on a bank using crankbaits. We ended up getting a keeper out of the craziness. It was high noon and the sun was hot and water temps were rising. We were actually thinking of leaving an hour early if we didn’t get bit soon. Boy, did my luck change. In the next 45 min, I worked that same 50 yard stretch of bank and caught over 20 bass including more keepers and losing the biggest fish of the day, probably 3.5lbs. I was heartbroken. I lost another possible keeper there too.

    We ended up with 4 fish for 9lbs and 2nd place. 1st place was 10.5lbs and we def would’ve had that and possibly big fish had I landed the one that got away. All-in-all, I’ll take 3 checks in 3 weeks on Priest and be happy. I struggled most of the day and found a school of fish late.

    I would type more but I’m literally falling asleep typing this. My schedule takes me to TIms Ford, Kentucky Lake, and Center HIll next so I won’t be back on Priest until most likely July (at least for tournaments).

    tnbassman10 replied 8 years, 1 month ago 15 Members · 22 Replies
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  • kkuntzy

    Member
    April 17, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Sounds like you made a great choice hanging there. I bet that 45 minutes was fun

  • tracker-man

    Member
    April 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    hey brian whats up with bcgs premium. seem your fishing report is getting pretty relax you show some pictures from the 9 of some nice crappie .but your notsaying where how when all your taking about is tournament fishing fall creek your premium report is getting sad

  • jdavis28

    Member
    April 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Agreed we need to know where the crappie are not so much bass and even one line is good you always have your phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brian

    Administrator
    April 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    The last few weeks I have been fishing in Fall Creek. That’s where I have been catching my crappie. I have not moved around much, because I have not needed to. I did fish Jones Mill Cove and while back and across from Poole’s Knob boat ramp, and few other places that I posted. I’m a little confused. Over the last few years of the Premium Reports I always have more bass than crappie reports for that reason, bass move around more and are more technical day to day. Since the bass have been back in Fall Creek I figured most bass fishermen like to read that. The crappie reports are usually the same. Now that the water temperature is warming significantly I will be moving around more and will keep everyone posted on my findings. I apologize if you feel the reports are sad, not my intentions.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    April 17, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    All the crappie from the 9th report……..Fall Creek.

  • chris

    Member
    April 17, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Brain
    l went Monday crappie fishing at mid lake.It was not so go yet.
    Friday I went back they were on FIRE¡!!!!!!
    FROM WHAT I HEAR TODAY WAS JUST AS GOOD.
    GOING BACK TOMORROW AND WEAR THEN OUT.
    CHRIS☺

  • Brian

    Administrator
    April 17, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for the report.

  • Dakota

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Brian
    Thanks for all your reports as always they’ve been solid.

  • lwshortt

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Thanks Brian for what you do. you can’t please everyone at the same time,,I’m happy and thats all that matters.

  • jboy

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Come on Guys.. I expect better out of my fellow Fishing Buddys… Ive never met Brian but I agree Bass move more and he Reports more on Bass Fishing.. But he does report on Crappie Fishing…. So all in all Great job in reporting Both Crappie and Bass Brian…

  • blockel

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    quote tracker man:

    hey brian whats up with bcgs premium. seem your fishing report is getting pretty relax you show some pictures from the 9 of some nice crappie .but your notsaying where how when all your taking about is tournament fishing fall creek your premium report is getting sad
    quote jdavis28:

    Agreed we need to know where the crappie are not so much bass and even one line is good you always have your phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Guys, regardless of how often Brain is posting reports, if you ever feel like you need an update on a particular lake, species, etc. just start a new thread and ask away. Brian has always been more than accommodating entertaining any and all questions to the best of his ability, and he usually does so if a very timely manner. BUT if for some reason he can’t, more times than not, several other members will chime in to help out however they can. That’s one of the many things that makes this community special.

  • krogers79

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Blockel hit the nail on the head.

  • lippinrips

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Heck I’ve been nothing impressed with his reports. Im impressed with the fact that he reports as much as he does. It must take a lot of time to remember your day as specific as he does then jot it all down in a very detailed report. Go fishing all day, come home clean, cook, cater to wife and kids, then write a report…more power too you and thanks for everything that you do. This sight has helped me tremendously!

  • chris

    Member
    April 18, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Hey Brain,
    Chris again
    We went back to mid lake today and wore them out!
    40 Short and 35 keepers
    A lot of todes!
    It was on FIRE¡!!!
    A FRIEND OF MY WAS IN HIS BOAT ALSO
    PRETTY MUCH DOING THE something.
    Chris Mc

  • Brian

    Administrator
    April 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    You da man! Im going wednseday morning and afternoon! I know the mid lake slabs your talking about!!! They can be SO MUCH bigger than up lake!!!!

    bank or wood off bank?

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