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  • Fish were biting today

    Posted by shad3036 on March 16, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Trolled in Stewart creek most of the day. Caught a lot but only 12 keepers. Caught them all on chart/black 1/32 in 8′ of water. Water was 56 degrees. Also caught 3 behind Hong Kong but those 3 were the only bites I got. Water was 51 degrees in there.

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 3 months ago 7 Members · 11 Replies
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  • bigmtfan

    March 16, 2014 at 1:37 am

    fished 3-6:30…water temp 52-53 Lamar hill and 54-55 in the cove on the right just downstream from Fate Sanders. Caught 1 short bass and a stripe or hybrid on floating rapla in 2-4 ft…a little surface activity got me to try a buzz bait but no takers. Saw several fish on edge of main chanel that looked to be suspending 10-12 ft deep in 25-30 ft. Couldn’t get em to hit anything. Great day to be out there. 😎

  • kessler82

    March 16, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I fished the front side of Hong Kong around 3p, caught 2 keepers as well. Both were caught on red eye shad, colored in chartreuse craw color

  • simplecircuit

    March 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

    We fished the lower end of the lake out of elm hill.
    My partner caught 10 fish including a couple keeper largemouth [1 about 4lbs] and several decent ~8lb hybrids all on a three hook Umbrella rig. I caught a single keeper largemouth ~3lbs on a flat sided crankbait and a white bass on the umbrella rig. We spent too much time in Hamilton Creek after my partner caught his biggest fish of the day on his second cast. Then we ran to Old Hickory Cove and finished up at Elm Hill Marina. Water temps were ranging from 45-53 on the lower end. Kind of murky water too. Seemed like the lake was being pulled down throughout the day. All in all, if we had both thrown the rig all day, I think we could have caught a lot more fish. However, I just can’t stand tossing the thing over and over. My tennis elbow is bad as it is…

  • Brian

    March 16, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Yea, that rig will wear you out!

  • rolltidech

    March 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Hey Kessler,
    Nice catch!!!
    My partner and I ran into you over at Hong Kong.
    We where the ones packing it up for the day.
    You told us we could pass by you if we wanted.
    That makes 2 forum members I ran into Saturday.
    We also ran into Degaman up in Stewart’s creek.

    Chuck Howell.
    A.K.A (Rolltidech)..

  • rolltidech

    March 16, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Hey Simplecircuit,
    Where is Old Hickory Cove located on the map?


  • kessler82

    March 17, 2014 at 1:46 am

    How bout that! Pleasure running into you, I’ll be sure to formally introduce myself if we have to cross paths again!

  • tomlida1

    March 17, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Nice. Simple– what was the temp in Hamilton creek? I spent most the day in Suggs creek crappie fishing and didn’t get over there but it was on my mind! Seemed most of the lower end was still 47-48 degrees

  • simplecircuit

    March 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Hamilton Creek temps…
    Main creek channel was 45-47.
    Sailboat Cove fingers 51-53 [the water was way too low back there, but you could see some shad flickering in less than 1ft of water]
    Shallow water on the Anderson Road side of Hamilton Creek 47-48.
    I think the wind had a lot to do with the spread of temps.

  • marsh

    March 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Fished Saturday from 9 – 2. Started in Suggs Creek. Water temp was 49 at mouth and 53 towards the back. Caught 2 bass off of a slow tapering rocky point on a red and orange red eye shad in 2-3 fow. Caught another one just down the bank from the point on red eye shad. Went a little further back in the creek and caught 1 on a little deeper bank on a white chatterbait around some rocks. Left Suggs and tried Smith Springs without any luck. Then I caught 1 more off of a point close to Four Corners on red eye shad. The 5 I caught were all 14 -14 1/2 inches.

  • simplecircuit

    March 17, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    some coordinates for the general “Old Hickory Cove” area.

    36°09’16.6″N 86°35’54.6″W
    36.154616, -86.598503

    These will put you right in the middle of the area, they aren’t for a specific spot. Poke around, you’ll see some obvious [road beds] and not so obvious [bottom composition changes] stuff. Hopefully, this steers you in the right direction.


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