Well guys, welcome to April where it feels like early March! The weather, lake level, and lake temperature has been everything but consistent. The last few days I have been hybrid, crappie, and bass fishing. One day the fish are active the next it’s tough. Currently the water is between 59 and 56 degrees throughout the lake. Up lake is clear, around Fate Sanders his muddy to to Bryant’s Grove and then it is clear below there.
Today we starting at hybrid fishing. We scanned Jones Mill…. nothing, the Youth Camp….. nada. Then we stopped at the mouth of Bryant’s Grove where we found marked fish. They were a little deeper in 20 to 25ft. We tried the area for 1 hour with 0 bites. We tried Alabama Rigs and single swimbaits. The next 2 hours we scanned areas all the way down to Hole in the Wall bluff passed Hobson Pike bridge without finding any.
We went back to Bryant’s Grove and started trolling again. We quickly grabbed a 3-pound hybrid. Several minutes later we each had giant fish on, but they did not stay hooked up. Water temperature is 58 degrees.
We decide to try bass fishing before the wind got too high. We’ve been catching them in Fall Creek so we went back there to try for an hour. The original area I’ve been fishing was too deep so we went to the back where the stumps are perfect in 2-3 feet of water. We were able to fish for about an hour and were able to get 5 or 6 blow-ups including two good fish and one short fish on spooks (chart, blue, and green). The wind quickly git too strong and we decided to finish our trip another day.
Two days ago we crappie fished primarily around Jones Mill. We were catching a lot of slabs in the 12 to 14 inch range next to the boat ramp in 3ft-6ft. In addition to Jones Mill we found success across from the Pooles Knob boat ramp on the back side of the island. The fish were coming out of 3 to 6 feet of water on minnows on floats, jigs under floats, and casting jigs. The best colors have been purple/chart, pink/chart, and blue/chart fished on 1/16oz chart or red heads. This week does not look great either. Hopefully we don’t get too much water and raise the lake more.
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