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  • Posted by Brian on August 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Yesterday I hit the lake for 5 hours from 6am-11am. The clouds were out, the rain was falling, and the bass were eating!

    I launched at the West Fork boat ramp and motored up lake two bends in the channel to a little bridge on the right bank. The bridge is just after a bluff wall where I see people walking every once in a while. The 77 degree water was flowing out from under the bridge and the best part was that it was CLEAR! I started with a blk/blue SPRO frog keeping my boat in 8ft while casting into 2ft-4ft. The first 3 casts around the boulders and in front of the bridge I had 3 strikes that missed the frog each time. I set down my frog and picked up my red/white Heddon Jr spook. First cast…BOOM…2lbs! The next 10 minutes I landed several more casting to the left and right of the bridge in addition to under the bridge. After they stopped hitting my spook I switched over to a 3/8oz spinnerbait, chartreuse/white, tandem Colorado blades. Surprisingly, I never received the first bite. I set down my spinnerbait and picked up a Hoppy’s 1/8oz brwn/chart jig with a white jr swimming fluke. I like to use this bait to swim off the bottom. First cast under the bridge…BOOM..3+lb! Moments later several short fish along with another 2lb! After the small swimming jig stopped producing I picked up a blk/blu 3/8oz Hoppy’s Rattlin Brush Bug with a green/gold flake Net Bait Paca Craw Sr. First cast under the bridge….POW…4lb!!! The next few cast a bite on each cast! I’m not sure how many bass were under that bridge, but it was a blast!!! After the jig died off I switch to a red/blk sinko on my spinning rod…6 more fish with 2 more keepers! Then I went back to my Spro frog, chucking it as far back under the bridge as I could, twitching it while it flowed down the current. I picked up 2 more 3lbs and several short fish!!! After 2+ hours, 25 bass, 15 keepers, best 5 around 17lbs, the bite finally slowed down. I filmed a TON of this awesome action on my GoPro for an upcoming ELite Video(which is now only $29.99/month…NO CONTRACT).

    I wanted to try and get some more action on film so I motored to the East Fork with intentions of fishing a few springs that where pumping water. Well, I was right about the water, but the entire East Fork was chocolate milk…way too muddy! I turned around and went back into the West Fork, but this time passed the bridge I just left. Two channel turns past the bridge there were some stumps in 3ft on the left bank that looked perfect. I grabbed my spook and started casting….and casting…and casting….nada. I trolling over to the right side of the channel where there was strong current flowing down the bluff wall. I picked up my 3/8oz jig and started pitching…nada.

    I motored back to where I slayed the bass hours before and took another stab with the same baits. The bite was slow, but I managed to get 5 bites with 3 more keepers! I packed up with a smile and headed home!

    All and all….PHENOMENAL morning! Super action, new spot, easy fishing!

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    pianistfishermanguy replied 8 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • denwood

    August 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm


    Do you think they will be back in Fall Creek & Spring Creek too?

  • Brian

    August 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    It’s very likely! All the creeks should have moving water somewhere! Or, did have moving water that drew the bait and bass in.

  • pianistfishermanguy

    August 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Brian, do you have any input on the lower end of the lake? The bite has been horrendous. I went up the river last week and had a pretty easy 14lb, and it was the first time I’d ever been up there. But I can fish hours on end without a bite on the lower end, especially at night. Any thoughts?

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