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  • Posted by Brian on April 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Yesterday I had a full day trip with a regular client and his father.

    We started the morning fishing for crappie in front of Lamar Hill. Trolling crappie magnets(1/32oz), we stayed in 6ft-8ft on the channel ledge. Trolling at .8mph with several different colors; pearl, red/chart, purple/chart, Dude special, we caught around 15. We stayed in 6ft-8ft from Lamar Hill mouth all the way around the islands(going up lake) past the cut through of the island(on our left) and then on the flat heading towards Spring Creek. Red/chart definitely was the best producer.

    After enough crappie to eat we headed into the Smyrna pumphouse cut through. The wind was blowing really hard and it was difficult to fish, but we managed to catch 6, including 1 nice keeper. The water was a little muddier from the other day….1ft vis. and 62 degrees. We fished with blk/blue plastic craws on Texas Rig in 1ft-3ft of water. The fish we caught were holding on the rocks….none on wood.

    Next, we headed mid lake to the big island in front of Hobson Pike bridge. We fished the little rock island on the left in front of the island. Casting Texas rig lizards with 3.16oz weights, we caught 4 and missed 3! There are big rocks around the island that you can see just beneath the water in 4ft. Some of the rocks are around the rock island and some are on the back side of the bigger island between the two. Visibility was around 2ft so you could see them from 50ft away. We would cast our lizards right into the middle of the rocks or to the edge of the rocks and drag slowly. We caught 2 nice smallies, 2 largemouths and missed some hogs that came off.

    Then we headed into Party Cove were all the boats were starting to pile in:( We could only fish the back left bank because of the people, but was able to catch one keeper there on our lizards(green pumpkin) in 4ft-8ft casting to the bank. After 30 minutes of listing to people on there boats cuss and talk politics…..I was more than ready to make a move.

    We headed back up lake under the Hobson Pike Bridge stopping in the cove on the left just after the bridge. Before you enter the back of the cove(between the cove and the bridge), there is a flat that has big boulders on it. Again, you can see them from 50ft away as well. Just like our other spot, we cast our lizards into the rocks(4ft..62 degrees) and caught 3 more, including another nice smallmouth! My client had 2 giants get off after he set the hook…would have loved to see those fish!

    Another fun day on the water. I love fishing soft plastics and setting the hook!

    Brian replied 10 years, 1 month ago 8 Members · 11 Replies
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  • creekcrappie

    April 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I love when your heart starts racing as your lure starts to run off the side and feel heavy! I bank fished from Lamar Hill today and caught 2 short bass. One on a texas rigged lizard (Watermelon candy) and one on a white fluke.

  • philip-nichols

    April 21, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Brian have you or have you heard of anyone having any luck with buzz baits? Nothing I live more then watching them blow up on a buzz bait!!

  • eanderson

    April 21, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Said Hi to you yesterday Brian but you didnt realize it was me. LOL We were fishing the back side of the islands this side of Weakly lane bridge in the white Nitro. We left early due to the wind and other obligations.

    Sounds like you all had a great day!


  • Brian

    April 21, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Sorry, I did not realize that was you. I saw you catch one on that point with a soft plastic! I’ll remember that boat now.

  • Brian

    April 21, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I have not thrown or heard of any buzzbait action. Hopefully soon.

  • simplecircuit

    April 21, 2014 at 6:40 am

    My partner has been throwing topwater for the past 3 weeks.
    He had a coupe short strikes on a buzzbait and nothing at all on a jumping minnow. The more I tell him it’s a waste of time, the more he doubles down on it to prove me wrong. Which tells me that the time is soon.

  • krogers79

    April 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I started out on a buzzbait on Saturday morning in Sister Cove which is typically killer action first thing in the morning. I had one short strike that appeared to be a pretty decent fish. Nothing after that though. It seems like the fish haven’t fully committed to moving into the spawing areas. A buzzbait in the spawn should produce some impressive blow-ups, at least that has been my experience.

  • frisky97

    April 22, 2014 at 2:20 am

    There’s so many Carp flapping the banks in shallow I think the bass are just staying away from all the commotion.

  • nickbaumhardt

    April 22, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Frisky – i agree. the carp were jumping like crazy in Bryant’s Grove on Friday – even when my boat was close to them

  • eanderson

    April 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    We fished last night and cruised up into some shallows back in Stewart creek and there were carp everywhere! We had to move out the rock and little deeper water to find any bites!

    Also after dark it was crazy how much surface action we saw (or heard really since it was dark!) around sister cove and that area.


  • Brian

    April 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Sister cove sounds on fire!!!

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