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  • Posted by Brian on January 17, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Well, after a morning of chores I worked in a little time to hit the lake from 12-3pm.

    I put in at Fate Sanders and made the long run to Elm Hill. I started at the 2nd bluff wall to the right of Elm Hill(if you were coming out of Elm Hill). I fished the entire time with a 1/4oz drop shot weight on 8lb copolymer line with a 3″ finesse worm(watermelon). The first 1 hour on that bluff I had 7 bites and caught 3, including one nice largemouth! The fish and the bait were RIGHT on the wall….I could reach out and touch the wall at times. Once I moved off the wall 10-15 yards the bait was gone. I kept my boat in 30ft-40ft and got all my bites in 25ft-35ft. After the cold shade got to me and my feet were freezing, I headed over to the first bluff wall to the right of Elm Hill. Nothing there. I saw some bait on the wall, but no bites and the wind was rough. Then I went up lake to “Hole in the Wall” and fished for a little while right at the hole. I had maybe 2 bites, but did not connect. I usually stay out a ways and cast up to the wall, but it was way to rough and there was only bait right on the wall.

    That was enough for me, so I packed it up and headed to the house. Okay day, fun catching fish on drop shot! Next trip I’m going to go earlier when the sun is on the bluff wall I want to fish and hopefully it’s calmer.

    Also, I had to bleed the fish I told a picture of……gotta have a syringe this time of year!

    Brian

    degaman replied 10 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • jcscobey

    Member
    January 17, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Brian, do you think the crappie, yellow bass and white bass are still in the fingers of Spring Creek? Is the white and chartreuse crappie magnet the best color. I am taking my son saturday and try it out.

    Thanks,

    chris

  • Brian

    Administrator
    January 17, 2014 at 4:19 am

    If we don’t get more rain it should be good. White/chartreuse is a great color for there. It should be plenty clear in the back.

  • blockel

    Member
    January 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm
    quote Brian Carper:

    If we don’t get more rain it should be good. White/chartreuse is a great color for there. It should be plenty clear in the back.

    How about crappie around the Elm Hill area, any signs of them on your trip yesterday? And if you were to fish up there for them, would you just fish off the bluff walls and in the river channel, much like you did yesterday?

    Thanks for the help!

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    January 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm
    quote jcscobey:

    Brian, do you think the crappie, yellow bass and white bass are still in the fingers of Spring Creek? Is the white and chartreuse crappie magnet the best color. I am taking my son saturday and try it out.

    Thanks,

    chris

    Killer klatt is another great color.

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    January 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The lack of sun is a killer on the second bluff that Brian is talking about. The way it sets up at this time of year, it is ALWAYS out of the sun.
    Last week, I would troll out of the productive water just to sit in the sun for a few minutes to warm up. Even with air temps in the upper 40s, I was tempted to put in some toasty toes. I did break down and get out a couple of hand warmers around 3pm. Guess I’ll be doing the same again on Sunday.

    Blockel,
    There were some guys catching some crappie in that same 30-40ft zone in the pocket on the Hamilton Creek end of that second bluff. I saw the fish on the graph, but didn’t catch anything. I told these other guys where to look and they sat there for most of the afternoon. I’m assuming they would have left if it wasn’t productive.

    j.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    January 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Blockel,
    I would try right on the bluff walls for a little while, but if I did have much success I would move out to brushpiles in 20+ or standing timber in the main river channel…those fish will be in 30ft-50ft.

  • blockel

    Member
    January 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks guys! Maybe I’ll see you guys over there this weekend.

  • degaman

    Member
    January 18, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Fished Spring Creek myself today. Shad are getting thick all the way back to the finger coves. Caught 2 largemouth fry and a few panfish back at the feeder creek. If the white and yellow bass are still there, they are not biting like they were last week. Only caught one crappie. Tried several colors of crappie magnets, but it looks like a yellow tail is the key.

    It was windy and freezing. Don’t think I will brave that combination again any time soon.

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