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  • Hybrid action ?

    Posted by upatree on April 17, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Thought I might take my boys out for a little something different . I was thinking about trying to put them on some stripe or hybrid action , since I mainly target Bass I’m a little lost . I just catch them by accident every now and then . Any pointers is appreciated . I know my boys would have a field day in a mess of stripe or hybrids …. Thanks

    upatree replied 10 years, 1 month ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Brian

    April 17, 2014 at 1:26 am

    I heard between Hamilton Creek and Nashville shores people have been catching some good hybrid.

  • upatree

    April 17, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Thanks For the info Brian I will check it out

  • creekcrappie

    April 17, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I catch hybrids by accident sometimes when I am bass or crappie fishing. I have heard Old Hickory cove is a good spot. I have never been there but that may be something to take into consideration.

  • simplecircuit

    April 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hybrids/Stripers are slowing down a little bit on the lower end – from my experience and talking to a Striper guide.
    I’m hoping that this week’s cold front, will reset them a little bit. If that’s the case, here’s my advice. Throw an umbrella rig with 3 larger swimbaits on the bottom with hooks and 2 smaller swimbaits/teasers on top without swimbaits. If you can find them [check my last couple of reports], they are SUPER easy to catch. I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that they tend to be schooling around huge schools of bait which are pretty easy to find if you look for where there are lots of loons hanging around. For whatever reason, I’m not seeing a lot of gulls with the hybrids/stripers. I want to get my 5yo into them, but he doesn’t like to ride in the boat on plane yet [doesn’t understand how to breath while going any faster than 20mph]. So, getting from the ramp to where I’ve been catching them isn’t realistic. Although, we caught a couple in Elm Hill marina on Sunday.

    As for casting the rig… They are a beast to throw even for an adult… If the fish are really hot, you can throw a single 3-5″ swimbait on an 1/8 oz head and it will get bitten. That’s what I did with my boss last week. We took shifts on the rig and the other person fished a single swimbait or a lipless crankbait. Hope you can find them! j.

    ps. best times of day are first light and just before dusk. if you see guys wading with chest waders, you are there at the right time.

  • upatree

    April 18, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Thanks for the tips and information . I’m heading out first light and will try old hickory cove and back in seven points . Got plenty of swim baits ready and tying on a umbreala , take care and good luck to all

  • amxgilligan

    April 18, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I like to put a shallow crank bait on (4-6 ft depth runner) and troll with the big motor on slow as possible along the edges of creek channels and over sand bars. Last month we caught a few just at the mouth of Stewarts Creek.

  • simplecircuit

    April 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    how did you do? my partner loves to catch hybrids, but i’m looking forward to catching bass. just curious if the Old Hickory Cove bite is still on.
    thanks. j.

  • upatree

    April 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Simplecurcite we stopped by viverit creek first and fished the last cove on the left before the boat ramp . The stipe were there but no hybrid . They was having fun so I decided to stay till the bite slowed . My main goal was to entertain the boys and they had a blast . Good luck

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