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  • Posted by Brian on August 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Finishing up on the bass report from the other day. My trip started at 3:30 and we fished till 8 pm. Not being on the lake for 10 days I tried the areas where they had been biting before I left. We began on the left point at the mouth of Lamar Hill. Starting in 20 feet of water we scanned up to 10 feet and automatically found a dozen fish schooled up in 12ft of water! I threw a buoy out and we backed off and we tried a shad colored Strike King 6xd, shaky Head with Zoom trick red worm, and Texas Rig Zoom ol monster in red bug. We stayed there for 45 minutes and caught four with two that were close to keepers. Next we moved over to the right point where we have been catching a ton, but could not scrape up a bite. We stayed out in front of the white PVC pole in 11 foot of water and cast of the left and right towards the channel….no luck. Next we headed to Spring Creek and fish the 2 PVC poles on the right side of the hump. Again no luck on the crankbait, but we caught 4 or more while sitting in 15ft of water and casting to the white poles and to the right 10 yards. All the fish were coming out of 8 to 10 feet of water. Next we went up to the Weakley Lane bridge and tried 110 whopper ploppers and weightless silver glitter flukes on the right pillar. The fish came up and schooled a couple times and we were able to catch three or four. I followed that spot with the point across from Stewarts Creek boat ramp. Again, we scanned up more fish in 12ft of water and backed off into 15-20 and tied a crankbait and both worms. The crankbait could not get a bite which told me a lot about the fish. Their demeanor was very inactive and they would not chase a moving bait. I believe this was due to the cold front that moved in with the high north winds. The slow worms caught four more including two more keepers! From there we moved to Jones Mill and found a bunch of fish suspending and schooled up around the green buoy on the left. There were a few isolated bass busting around us on the surface, but only for a second and we could not get a lure to them quick enough to entice a bite. I tried my Alabama Rig letting it sink 10 – 20ft like I did on my last trip out. I had several bites, but could not get one to commit. We didn’t catch any of their. Next we moved to Bryant’s Grove and fished the big long point that comes out around the green buoy over near the swimming area inside the cove. I put the boat in 12 feet of water while we cast our plastic worms up on top of the point. Slowly dragging our plastic worms we caught two keepers in 20 minutes. At the end of our trip we were looking for smallmouth so I decided one more spot down lake. We tried the backside of Brid Island facing Hobson Pike bridge. We had three bites that did not stay hooked up while casting are shaky heads into 4 feet of water and dragging back to 12 where our boat was sitting. It was getting dark so decide to head in. It was a great afternoon for us. I’m loving this cool

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  • ezerfas

    Member
    August 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for another report, Brian. I’ll bet it feels good to be back.

    I was wondering if you had some thoughts on September/October fishing… I have a friend, who is not a fisherman, that wants to come down from Wisconsin to spend some time on JPP. Do you think there will be more bass and crappie action in September or October based on your experience? I’m new to the lake and don’t have any experience with the seasonal trends. Thanks!

  • Brian

    Administrator
    August 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Eric! Where you been? Yes fishing in the end of September, October, and November will be a lot better shallow. You can fish many pockets with shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits and be successful. The crappie usually stay out a little deeper, but can be caught both shallow and deep. For the bass it’s a great time to topwater fish too! Hope to see you soon.

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