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  • April 5…tough day

    Posted by Brian on April 6, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Well, I fished the Boys and Girls Club tournament out of Fate Sanders today.

    It was a very tough day for us. We fished probably 15 spots trying to put something together.

    I started the day in the back of Spring Creek were the feeder creek comes in. Yesterday, I took 3 cast with a red rattle trap on the flat point at the feeder creek and caught a 5lb. The water rushing out of the feeder creek was muddy and the water further up the creek was clear. Casting on the point were the mud and clear water met is where she was sitting. So, I left it alone and thought I could come back and catch some more today……NOT. As I idled up this morning I noticed the entire creek was muddy now! I tried to fish it anyways, but only caught 2 short fish in 1.5 hours.

    We motored out of Spring Creek and half mile up lake to one of the flats with stumps on the drop off. Casting red crankbaits, jigs and soft plastic crawfish into 3ft….nada.

    Next we stopped at the Smyrna pumphouse and fished the rip rap with jigs, Tn rig and red crankbaits. We caught 3 fish there, including a 3lbs on tn rig. The current was rushing down the rocks and the bass were holding close to the rocks.

    I thought I would try up in the West Fork. We headed half a mile past West Fork boat ramp to a rocky bank on the left. I threw the tn-rig and my partner fished a plastic craw. We caught 2 short fish holding on the rocks.

    We came back to the blown out bridge at the mouth of the West Fork and caught one short fish there.

    At this time I very getting anxious, trying to put a pattern together. I like fishing Fall Creek this time of year and I thought I might be able to catch some in the back. We headed that way, back into the mud. As we neared the back the water started clearing. I thought this might be the ticket. I picked up my buzzbait and started casting to isolated wood outside of the current. I had one strike on a log, but he did not hook up. Moments lake my partner caught a short fish on a rock pile and then I called another short on my buzzbait off a stump. It appeared we were on a pattern back there, but could not get any big fish.

    We headed down lake into Byrants Grove Cove, casting crankbaits in the back…..nada.

    Lastly, we fish the back of Hong Kong Island. Casting crankbaits in shallow rock in 1ft-3ft, we caught around 5, including another keeper.

    The water temperature was 56-60 all day.

    All and all…tough day. As we came into the weigh in I could see all the fish being weighed in. 22lbs won, 17lbs-6th, 15lbs-12th place! There was a lot of fish caught. Most sounded like they came mid and down lake on the Alabama Rig. One of my good friends who usually kicks butt in the spring up in the river had one fish….so I think the bite was just not that active up there. Frustrating though, the water was 58 degrees with current and color…..usually dynamite.

    Ready to get after them again!

    creekcrappie replied 10 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • upatree

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    April 6, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Thanks for report…loving the forum so far

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    April 6, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Thanks for the report Brian! Crappie fishing was ok. I ended up with 17 keepers at Jones Mill, but I really had to work for them. I was forced to use a grub because they were so scattered.

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