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  • Feb 12, 2014

    Posted by Brian on February 13, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Finally, a day on the water when my heart rate climbed at times……and not because I was freezing to death!

    Today I hit the lake with Jermie. We met at Fate Sanders Marina a 6:30am, ate breakfast and headed over to Stewart Creek to fish while we waited on Kevin Patin to join us. We started near the National Guard boat ramp casting A-rigs. The water was 48-49 and 2.5ft clarity. Fishing the rocks and wood we caught 7 in the first 45 minutes. At that time we headed back to the Fate to get Kevin and then hauled butt back the creek. The next 3 hours we caught around 8 more doing the same think throughout the creek! Most on A-rigs, but a few on Minnow 3.3 Red Craw.

    Around 11am we headed to Fall Creek and only caught 2 at the mouth where the two points on the right(going in) face each other. One on a A-rig and one on a Lucky Craft Pointer. We fished all the way as far as we could go and did not see another fish.

    Lastly, I was excited to try the back of Spring Creek. Everything looked good, water clarity, temperature was 49-51……a little cooler than I thought it would be. Maybe that is why we caught zero bass after 2 hours of fishing. There was no bait in the back and no fishermen fishing from the bank……I guess I know why now. I tried spooks, rattle traps, crankbaits and shaky heads.

    At 2pm we headed back for lunch and called it a day. Total we caught around 18 with 4 keepers, biggest a 3lb! It felt great to be out when it was calm and the fish were biting pretty good!!!!

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    Brian replied 10 years, 4 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • creekcrappie

    Member
    February 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Sounds like a good day. Why is the water so warm in stewards creek, is there a spring back there or something?

  • Brian

    Administrator
    February 13, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Not really sure. I know there is water running under the bridge on Sam Ridley(which is Stewart Creek). Must be coming from somewhere warmer.

  • degaman

    Member
    February 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Well, I know where I’m starting out today :O)

  • degaman

    Member
    February 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Headed out to Stewart’s Creek this morning planning on fishing for bass. The side imaging was picking up a ton of small fish so my son and I began casting our ultralites, he with crappie magnets, and I with small grubs. We tore up the yellows with an occasional white or hybrid and several crappie.

    I know I need to get back to bass fishing, but catching fish almost every cast on 2 lb test is just too much darn fun.

    Might go out again tomorrow.

  • 5star

    Member
    February 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Dropped of my boat yesterday to get re carpeted and lights put on and things like that..

    Now the water temp is finally coming up and I have to wait a WEEK wow… Well I cant wait to get out and catch some bass next week should be fun.. 😀

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  • philip-nichols

    Member
    February 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Next week’s forecast has me tore smooth up!! Lows in the 50’s Hugh’s near 70 with rain that should bring water temp up and make things happen!!!

  • frisky97

    Member
    February 15, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Brian, there seems to be a number definitions on an “A-rig”. Could you give us yours thoughts… Maybe a photo. Others are urged to comment. Thanks

  • degaman

    Member
    February 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

    My understanding:

    An A-Rig or Alabama rig is an umbrella rig with five wires radiating from usually a lead center. Each wire is tipped with a lure.

    In Tennessee it is illegal to have more than 3 lures sporting hooks, hence the T-Rig or Tennessee Rig.

    The work-a-round is to have an A-Rig with 2 of the lures hookless.

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    February 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I rigged up an extreme version last year based on a yum flash mob that had 3 swim baits with hooks (long wire and bottom 2) in addition to 6 more teaser swim baits. It took forever to put together, but looked awesome in the water. I think we caught 1 fish on it, but it was a good one. A quick tip for anyone looking to use a 5 wire rig with only 3 hooks – so that it is legal TN. instead of cutting the hooks off of a jig head for the teasers, you can use Owner CPS Springs to rig the swim baits or grubs. This reduces the weight of the rig overall and causes a better keel effect if you use the hooks on the bottom 2 wires.
    J

  • Brian

    Administrator
    February 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    In my reports when I write “A-rig” I should be writing TN-rig. I use the TN-rig with 3 swimbaits on it. Check out my video on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9HRFLtOX4A

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