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  • Posted by Brian on December 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Had a fun day yesterday on the lake. I put in at Fall Creek boat ramp where the water was 46-47 degrees. I idled around the big flat slowly due to the low water and parked the bone at the first PVC pipe. The water is 5.5ft down and stained due to the recent rains. I picked up a Lucky Craft RCS STX jerkbait in shad pattern and started casting to the flat in 2 to 4 feet of water. I kept the boat in 5 to 6 feet. Popping and plugging my jerkbait slowly I had my first bite at the second PVC pipe, it was a little bluegil. I picked up my Alabama Rig and fished both sides of the channel until it bends to the right. I would cast up on the rocks and then let my rig slowly fall 4-6 feet retrieving very slow and I would cast the other side to 3 feet and slowly retriever around the stumps in 4-5 feet. 100 yards and zero bites. The water was getting clearer and clearer the further back I went, which was great because that’s what I was hoping for. On the bend to the right I picked up a 1/8 oz….. yes that’s right a 1/8 ounce shaky head with a 7-inch Zoom trick worm in Junebug color. With my boat on the left side of the channel near the mud flat I would cast across to the rocks in 2ft dragging back slowly over the boulders. I started getting bite after bite after bite! The first 5 minutes I caught two short fish and missed five others. I continue down the rock bluff getting a bite every other cast. Where the spring comes out and there’s a little cubby hole in the bluff wall I caugh the 4-5 there and missed just as many. Lot of these fish were short between a 1lb and 1.5lb and somewhere probably too small to eat my lure, but I had a ball setting the hook over and over again. I continued down the bluff fall on the right all the way until it shallows catching three more. After I got to the end of the bluff I turned around, picked up my jerkbait, and went back up the same bank. I caugh the 3 on my Lucky Craft paralleling the bank. When I got back up to where I was catching them on my shaky head I caught two more. It was now 3 o’clock and the clouds were moving in so I really started to freeze. I put the boat on the trailer and called it a wonderful day. I’ll be fishing tomorrow in tournament……probably go down lake to try to catch some big fish. I will let everyone know how it goes.

    Brian replied 7 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • jdavis28

    Member
    December 17, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Did you try any crappie back there or see anyone catching any crappie???

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 17, 2016 at 1:53 am

    No. It’s typically too cold for crappie back there in the winter. I have heard good news from West Fork for crappie

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