Got on the water at 5:15 and didn’t crank the big motor until almost 7. We put in at Stewarts Creek and the fish were working that cove hard. I caught one off of the visible rock pile while my partner was parking the truck. We trolled through the cove and picked up several small fish and two keepers…2.5 & 3.0. We left that cove and went to the long point out from Stewarts Creek ramp. I am determined to become a better deep water fisherman, and I started this morning. We found the ledge and dropped a buoy. We proceeded to throw everything but the kitchen sink and we got bit on everything. C-rigged lizards, T-rigged monster worms, and Strike King 3 Series crankbaits worked well. We fished that ledge for an hour and boated about 15 including 3 keepers. From there we switched it up and ran into the river to the forks. I caught 1 on a T-rigged monster worm in blackberry. I then picked up the buzzbait and immediately caught a keeper off of a cypress tree. We started easing out of the river, fishing the cypress on the way out. My buddy had two good fish blow up on a frog, but the weren’t really biting it. From there, we motored to the point in front of the old Jones Mill ramp. Keeping the boat in 20-25 feet of water and casting a c rigged lizard onto the ledge produced two more keepers. We then relocated to the island in front of Hong Kong. Keeping the boat in 20 feet of water and pulling off the ledge, we boated two more short fish…one c rigged lizard and one on a 6xd. I lost a couple of fish that absolutely demolished the lizard. I learned a lot about my electronics this morning and it definitely helped. Being able to see the fish and how they were positioned on the ledge made all the difference in the world.
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