Back on the lake today with a client from 8am-2pm. Great day! We caught around 15 and had around 30 bites!
I started on the big point on the right at the mouth of Bryant’s Grove Cove. The water temperature was 67 degrees with 1.5 visibility. We started in between the green channel buoy and the bank sitting in 8ft. I dropped the trolling motor, tied a 1/4oz underspin spinnerbait with a pearl Zoom fluke jr on my clients line and then started pulling my rods out of the rod locker. Before I had my rods ready he said “I got one!” He fought this fish for 5 minutes on his Zebco 101 before I netting a 6-8lb hybrid!!! We were excited how fast we saw action and started casting back to the bank. I tried a Heddon spook for a few minutes without any bites while he hooked into 2 smallmouth bass that both jumped and shook the hook free. I kept the boat in 6-12ft going around the point and casting into 3ft-5ft. I tried an A-rig for a while with no action and then a red Bandit 300 with no action. After 30 minutes without landing another fish a lunker bass started chasing a 6″ shad on the surface. The shad would fly inches out of the water. I quickly set down my rod and snatched my spook. I made a long cast to the feeding bass……BOOM, she jumped out of the water and missed it……BOOM, he sucked it in this time. I set the hook and started fighting her to the boat. We landed the 5+lb largemouth and hi-fived!!! We fished for another 20 minutes with another short bass and 1 more 3lb keeper on the underspin. I pulled up the trolling motor and fired up the Yamaha.
Next we moved into Suggs Creek. The water temperature was 68 degrees with 2ft visibility. We tied on a Texas Rig Rage Craw in green pumpkin red flake and a 3/16oz shaky head with Zoom Trick worm in watermelon candy color. The next 3 hours we fished the 3 points on the right after you enter the creek and the big long left point is directly to your left. I kept the boat in 8ft-20ft while we made cast to the points. We dragged back slowly over all the slate rock and boulder(depending on the point you were on). We caught around 8-10 bass on all three points and had a lot more bites that did not commit. The fish were just off the bank, but we did see a lot of cruisers in 2ft or less!
The last hour we fished around the little island across from Anderson swimming beach. We did not get many bites until we reached the inside of the island(closest to the bigger island). It is a little deeper there and the rock bank turns into sandy gravel with a nice drop off and a big laydown tree. I did not catch any, but my client caught 4 including a 3+lb, and 2 more keepers!!! Again, the fish were just off the bank where the rock drops off. However, the biggest bass came off the tree. He had a quality fish get off just before he hooked into the 3lb….so she was either very aggressive or there were several good fish on that tree.
Our time was up and we headed in. All and all, great day! We had tons of bites and caught some quality fish. It was nice being down lake all day and the weather was awesome!
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