Yesterday I fished 6 hours with 2 guys in town from up north. We started off bass fishing trying the same areas that we found success two reports ago. When we launched from Fate Sanders the water was less than a foot visible at 52ﾟ.
We motored passed Jefferson Pike bridge and stopped on the flat on the left. We kept the boat in the channel casting into 1′ of water with whopper poppers in bone color and a Heddon super spook junior in citrus shad. We had 4 bites along the flat catching 3 of them, including a 2.5 pounder. The water was up 8″ from the day before and the clarity was good with over a foot visibility. We fish the flat all the way around the island to were it meets the bluff wall. With the boat in 12 to 16′ of water we made short cast to the bank around the boulder rocks. We caught a couple short bass on our topwater lures before the deep bluff kicked in.
Next we moved up to the next flat on the left and fish the entire 300 yd with only 2 bites. Both bites came near the PVC poll at the beginning of the flat. One was about 2 pounds that got off at the boat. The bite was not as aggressive as the trip before. The water temperature was cooler along with the water ripping at 6’000 at the dam. I think this is why it was tougher.
We move back into Fall Creek and idled across the shallow flat in front of the boat ramp. We went straight to the back and started fishing our spooks on the flats and around the boulder rocks all the way to where the channel bends to the right…..0 bites. The water temperature was 51ﾟ with 1′ visibility. We picked up our crappie rods and focused on the spring on the right that comes out of the rocks. We caught about 10 crappie, yellow bass, blue bill, spotted bass, and largemouth casting our shad colored Crappie Magnets and live minnows under a flow with a 3′ leader. We fished from their all the way to the back of the creek with a few bites on some random stumps in the back and then fished all the way out with 2 more short bass to wrap up our trip.
It was a slower day then the last few, but that was expected with the cooler temperatures.
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