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  • Posted by Brian on February 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Yesterday I hit the lake with some clients to chase the bass around. The entire lake was melted(from what we saw) and we launched at Fate Sanders Marina.

    My first run was to the back of Spring Creek. The clarity has been great, but with the recent rains I was wondering how it would look. Also, with the water temperature between 37-38 on main lake, I felt more comfortable fishing in warmer water.

    Once, we were half way to the creek the water started to get muddy and I thought “that’s not good.” As we got closer it got worse. We finally arrived to the back and I was staring at 46 degree chocolate milk water moving around 10 mph! I figured we cast some bright red rattle traps for a few minutes since we were there, but my mind already working on a different game plan.

    After 30 minutes and no bites we decided to saddle up. I motored down lake and fished the bluff wall at Bryants Gove. We fished with drop shots and shaky heads watching bait on the bottom at time, we could not get any takes.

    Then we motored to the bluff wall in front of Long Hunter…..same results.

    Next stop was 2nd bluff wall to the right on Elm Hill. Same lures, a lot of wind there. No bites.

    I just about had enough of trying the drop shot, so we went back to Hobson Pike and fished the left rip rap point(going up lake). Nothing

    Finally, we headed to a big spring in the ground back in Savage Branch. You could see the mud pouring up to the surface out of the ground. All the clear water around the muddy water….37 degree. Troll into the mud…46 degree, crazy. There we fished with Rat 2.75 Red Shad rattle traps and SquareB 2.75 Chartreuse Shad. We caught on short bass, lost a nice one fighting to the boat and snagged a GIANT buffalo carp! There was definitely life back there.

    Are last spot was sister cove. For some reason no muddy warm water pumping out of the back left corner. Water was 37…no bites and we called it a day.

    TOUGH. Spring Creek will start pumping clear water in the next day or two and the water will be in the mid 50’s since it will be moving slower under the ground and have more time to warm up before it pumps out of the spring……should be good then.

    As of 11:20am the lake it at 484.23, creeping up to 3ft up!

    To check out baits used on this trip, check out BCGS Tackle Shop!

    Brian replied 10 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • simplecircuit

    February 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    do you know where there are any springs on the lower end of the lake?

    also, forgot to mention…
    we had no action on dropshots around elm hill on Saturday. didn’t really see any fish on the graph at all either. they must be suspended further out away from the bluffs in the channel.

  • Brian

    February 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    No. I sure don’t. I know there are some in Hamilton in the back, but not sure where. And I think Suggs Creek. Now would be a great time to scout it out.

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