Another good day on the lake! Today I fished the Saturday morning tournament out of Fate Sanders Marina. Fishing for 7-2pm we caught around 15 with 7 keepers! Our best 5 weighed 12lbs. I did not change much from what I have been doing the lake couple weeks.
We started in the back of Spring Creek fishing with spooks and jigs. Fishing rocks near the bank the jig produced a few short fish and the spook boated 3 keepers and several short fish. The water was 52-54, a little cooler than the other day, but still warm enough to keep them active. After 3 hours we made a move into the mouth of Fall Creek…45 degrees! We took a few cast and loaded up to our next spot. I fished a couple areas in the east and west fork with no luck except for a 16.5″ smallmouth at the blown out bridge just in the west fork.
I told my partner “we need to go back where we know active fish are”, so we went back into Spring Creek. We lowered the trolling motor around the finger coves in the back and I started casting my spook again and Trey tried a red eye shad rattle trap. The next 30min-1hr we around 10, including 4 more keepers. They went into a feeding frenzy and every few cast we were reeling one in or getting strikes(I have about 10 on my spook….they were just coming up and whacking the bait). With 30 minutes left the bite died off and we headed to the weigh in.
I think we finished 5th. There was another 12.5lb bag, 13lb, 15lb and 16.5(including a 6.5lb). Fun day on the water. The warmer weather this week will increase the activity even more!
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