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  • Posted by Brian on April 18, 2014 at 3:42 am

    What a fantastic day on the lake. The fish we caught were scattered throughout up and mid lake and the water temperature ranged between 57-62.

    We started our day on the main point at the mouth of Stewart Creek. This is the main point on the left before you enter the creek. Casting 2.75 squareB crankbaits(sexy shad) to the rocks on the bank, I caught a 3lb on my 2nd cast! The boat was in 6ft and the fish was sitting in 3ft. We fished down the bank towards Weakley Lane bridge 50 yards with no bites and packed it up.

    Pulled into Sister Cove and fished the right point with the same crankbaits…..nada

    As stated before, I’m ready to fish mid and down lake more. I headed past the 3rd cut through going towards Four Corners. Once we got to the second point where there is a green channel buoy, we stopped and started fishing the back of the cove. We only fished 50 yards where the chuck rock comes off the bank into the shallow water and caught our second fish on same 2.75 SquareB sexy shad color. I kept the boat in 5ft and the fish was in 3ft.

    The wind was starting to pick up so we headed behind the big island in between us and Hobson Pike. The north side of the island was protected so we fished soft plastic worms and lizards in 3ft-6ft. We caught 3 short fish there on Prowler Craws(fished Texas rig with 3/16oz) before the wind got us and we moved.

    Next was the YMCA cove with the big slides in the back. Still fishing the Blk/Blue craws we caught one short bass on the left bank going in. He was in about 4ft. Then I broke off on a giant right next to the slides where there was a water pump hose under the water in 2ft. We lost another good fish on the sand of the swimming area on a Craw(Green Pumkpin and lime). Fishing the opposite bank back out we caught 2 more short fish.

    If you are going under the Hobson Pike bridge heading down lake and pass the two islands on the left “hotel/motel” and then pass the next bluff in the left “Hole in the wall”, the next bluff wall on the right ends at a cove that swings back to the right. In that cove(water 2.5ft clarity and 59 degrees), we caught 5(including a 2.5lb) bass in 4ft-8ft on our plastic craws and 1 bass on a Spook 4.0 in 1ft of water…4+lbs!

    Our final spot was back up lake behind the Smyrna pumphouse. The water has raised around 1.5ft-2ft from last week and a lot of the structure has more/enough water back there to hold fish. Entering from the down lake side we fished about 150 yards with 4 short fish on 2.75 SquareB chart/shad cranks. Then I picked up my black/blue craw and started casting into 1ft-3ft. Within 5 minutes I stuck a 5.13lb large beauty! What a fight she gave!!!! As we fished further, 5 more, including a and a couple 2lbs. They were on the stumps and boulder rocks. The water temperature was 62, clarity 1ft, and there was a little current from the last rain.

    Great day!!!! Go gett’em boys!

    philip-nichols replied 10 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • philip-nichols

    April 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Man I thought hard about going behind the pump house today but stayed around fate sanders all morning. I started on the same bank you did at the mouth of Stewart creek. I caught 2 short fish in 2ft of water on a Texas rig watermelon baby brush hog. My partner threw a sq bill sexy shad most of the day but didn’t get a single hit. Then moved and fished fate sanders cove across from the boat docks from the point all the way to the back not one hit. Then moved to jones mill abandoned boat ramp caught 4 more short fish shallow all on brush hog. Talked to some crappie fishermen running spider rigs sayin it was a slow day. Then fished the second cut threw with the same brush hog but on a Carolina rig caught 3 more bass 2 of them measured. I pulled a rookie mistake that I seem to do every spring I left my finger on the line and set the hook hard on a Carolina rig and the line sliced my finger open. Wind was picking up a lot and trolling motor was getting tired so called it a day. Can’t wait for next week!! I tried a spook and a buzz bait a few times but no luck. Saw some bass chasing bait fish in the pocket passed jones mill ramp but couldn’t hook up. All fish caught in 3ft or less of water.

  • eanderson

    April 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Smyrna pump house near Jefferson springs?

  • Brian

    April 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Yes. Eric, Phillip, tall fishing tournament?

  • eanderson

    April 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    OK Thanks. Always thought of trying that but never usually fish this early in the year! You fishing a tourney tomorrow?

  • Brian

    April 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Our charity tournament may 3rd?

  • philip-nichols

    April 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I wish I could I can do weekends and may 3rd is a C shift so I’ll be working.

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