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  • Fishing Report – Sunday 10/6

    Posted by blockel on October 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Well, I made a trip out to Old Hickory this past Sunday. I launched my boat at the Douglas Bend Rd (off of Nashville Pike/31E). Being that this was the first time I’d fished this area of Old Hickory, my expectations weren’t that high but sometimes that’s when you have your best days, so I was still optimistic.

    With the launch being at the back of the creek (not sure the name of this creek), I decided to start in the back and fish my way towards the mouth, or main lake. The surface temps was 76 at the back of the creek and with the season and bass transitioning I thought I’d try fishing any flats and points located around the creek channel.

    All-in-all, it was an okay day. I wasn’t able to establish anything remotely concrete as far as a pattern is concerned. However, I was able to intercept a couple small bass chasing shad which is always fun. I also was able to catch a couple fish pitching a creature bait around docks but nothing that would have kept. Other than that, I did have a bite on a jig that felt more like a cement block was dropped on my bait. I lifted up, felt the weight and set the hook and after about a 1-2 second fight, during which I could barely budge the fish, my 17lb fluorocarbon threw the white flag :shock:. I was puzzled and disappointed as I had never broken this line before. I REALLY wish I could have at least got a glance at whatever it was! Oh well, it happens to the best of us.

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Brian

    October 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Good report….not a bad day. I would have loved to hear what broke your 17lb fluro! I would love to find time to get to Old Hickory soon. I have a lot success in Station Camp Creek and Spencer Creek this time of year! Shallow flats will be pilling up with bait and feeding bass!


  • tim-shaver

    October 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I fished Saturday down near the dam. Found a couple of flats where the bait fish were schooled up and caught a number of small fish but no keepers. No consistant pattern but caught fish on a rattletrap, spook, and texas rig. The water temp was 76.
    Tim Shaver

  • simplecircuit

    October 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    This time of year at Old Hickory, I always have two go to lures…

    1 – some sort of 1/2oz blade bait – silver buddy, xps lazer blade, heddon sonar, etc…
    2 – lucky craft lv-500 – in shad colors

    Both of these lures cast super far and can be burned back to the boat without fouling up too much. They are also pretty compact which I think helps to match the size of the tiny shad and fry that the bass are feeding on. Once you have the lures, you just have to find the bait. Brian is right, the back of Station Camp Creek is always good starting in October. Back on the other side of Gallatin Road there are a lot of log jams sitting on a huge flat. This area can be accessed via boat [super shallow, use the trolling motor and be careful not to get stuck] or from shore at the parking area. I also have a few main lake flats that always seem to hold fish on the lower end of the lake. You should be able to find them all by looking at a map. Anywhere there is a flat at the opening of a creek or pocket on the main lake seems to be a good place to try.

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