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  • Could use a little advice

    Posted by auburnjb on May 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

    So after a couple of disappointing outings this week, my confidence is a little shaky. Fished Mon and Thurs with not much to talk about. Tried bass and crappie and around Station Camp Creek and at the creek straight across the river.
    Both days this week were before and after all the rains.
    I didn’t find crappie shallow at all. Have they moved deeper.

    Tried bass early around weed beds and back of some creeks. Top water early and then plastics. Never got a bite.
    Any suggestions on locations and lure choices. And soft plastics. Colors. Etc.

    I’m still learning OH. And of course now that patterns seem to be changing…
    And I know I am asking a lot, just wanting to get on some fish. I’m supposed to take my family out this weekend and it makes for a much better day on the water when I can get them catching as part of the fishing 🙂

    Dakota replied 8 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • david-littrell

    Member
    May 5, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    l think you have been doing the right things, but this huge cold front and all the rain has really caused some big changes on OH this week for me.

    I have been fishing the lower end of the lake around the Drake’s Creek area and until the changes came this week I had been doing pretty good.
    Using soft plastics, flippin creature type baits to boat docks and shallow laydowns also rage craws and finesse worms on shakey heads.

    But this front has thrown me a curve, I also went out yesterday and fished 4 hours and only caught a few short fish and 1 small keeper. So lm not going to be much help to you, maybe some of the other guys have had better luck and can post.

    My advice for a family fishing trip on Old Hickory this weekend would be, get some crickets and meal worms the blue gill bite is really good now, and can almost always be counted on to save the day when the bass won’t cooperate. Good Luck!

  • Brian

    Administrator
    May 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I’d go with crickets and worms. It’s gonna be warmer this weekend, but I’m not sure the bass will have shaken this front yet.

  • Dakota

    Member
    May 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm
    quote auburnjb:

    So after a couple of disappointing outings this week, my confidence is a little shaky. Fished Mon and Thurs with not much to talk about. Tried bass and crappie and around Station Camp Creek and at the creek straight across the river.
    Both days this week were before and after all the rains.
    I didn’t find crappie shallow at all. Have they moved deeper.

    Tried bass early around weed beds and back of some creeks. Top water early and then plastics. Never got a bite.
    Any suggestions on locations and lure choices. And soft plastics. Colors. Etc.

    I’m still learning OH. And of course now that patterns seem to be changing…
    And I know I am asking a lot, just wanting to get on some fish. I’m supposed to take my family out this weekend and it makes for a much better day on the water when I can get them catching as part of the fishing 🙂

    I fish Old Hickory probably 4 to 1 vs JPP. Not sure if you ever use a frog but I like the live target frogs you can get at bass pro. The frog is very soft and the hooks are incredibily sharp and my hook set catch ratio is very high with this frog. Throw way back in the grass you can’t get hung up. I believe there are always bass in the grass you just have to get to them. Use it all day long. This is really fun fishing.

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