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  • Excited but Disappointed

    Posted by spurgdp on May 9, 2014 at 4:38 am

    My buddy and I fished a few banks today over near Hamilton Creek from about 4pm to 7pm. Windy as heck we only fished the windy banks for about 15 minutes and then headed for much more calmer waters lol. I know the pros love the wind but i just cant deal with it lol. I read a few posts yesterday about people having success with watermelon red flake worms and lizards so thats all i cast today. The first fish i encountered (note i said encountered lol) felt like i was hung on a rock, sorta, after i felt a tug back i set the hook, and for some reason i still thought i was hung on a rock. I couldnt budge it. After it jumped up and spit my bait out i realized it was about 5 or 6 pounds. I was sick lol. That one bit the lizard. All in all we got several bites, had several fish on, had an impressive bag if we had landed them all, but only ended up with one keeper on the boat while landing a few other non keepers. I will have nightmares about all the fish i lost today. Need to up my game and my tackle.

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • simplecircuit

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    May 9, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I did the same thing last weekend on the Cheatham Lake part of the Cumberland.
    I took my son to dig for crawdads and I was pitching a finesse jig to show him how the “should” swim. After a couple of hops in 4ft, I thought I was hung up and popped my line two or three times. Then to my surprise and disgust a huge bass came to the surface and spit the jig… Ugh. It was probably a 4-5lb fish. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.
    J.

  • spurgdp

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    May 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Managed to do better Saturday. Upped my game and my tackle. Had less line breaks when hook setting, and less fish got off at the boat. Boated about 20 with 6 keepers, which i released at the end of the day. My fishing partners really have no skills with soft plastics or any lure you have to set the hook with. Se they arent much help when it comes to catching or im sure we would have had many more than 20. Was on vacation this past week and it was nice not having to fish on the weekend with the big crowd. Ironically my best day was Saturday lol. Now Im back to being a weekend warrior. I think i can count on one hand the number of times i have bass fished the part of the lake past the Youth camp. Most of the time im around Fate Sanders or the Forks. I still stink at crappie fishing but I will practice on that at some point. I would just like to thank all the people who posted advice on how to be more successful in certain areas with certain lures. Last weekend, the start of my vacation, I was catching White Bass in the forks at one end of the lake and by the first of the week i was on the other end of the lake having fun with the Small mouth and Large mouth. I caught more Small mouth this past week than i have caught all my life so i really want to thank you guys for making this a pretty good vacation. Now if you will just keep me updated on when Suggs Creek heats up with the Stripe and Hybrids i would be even more thankful 😀

    Dan

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    May 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Dan,
    I know it’s a littl early, but you should try Old Hickory cove next year in the second half of march through mid-April for hybrids and stripers. We caught a ton in there this year last year, the year before, etc… I’m not sure about Suggs, but we’ve done we’ll on them at the maipoint at Anderson road heading into Hamiltin Creek at this time of year too.
    J

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