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  • Posted by pianistfishermanguy on January 21, 2015 at 2:06 am

    The bite on Priest is still really tough. Spent most of the day above Hopson Pike and never had a bite. Caught probably over 1000 shad on a blade, jigging spoon, or jerkbait. If anyone is looking to find bait, Four Corners is the place to find it. But there’s so much of it, you might be able to walk across the lake on the backs of all the shad. Water is around 45 degrees here. Late in the afternoon I headed back down toward Suggs and managed to find a couple wads of fish sitting wayyy out about 100 yards off the bank and caught a beautiful 4 and a 5lber. I definitely don’t think that the lower end of the lake has near the presence of baitfish the the upper and mid-lake regions have, and by the looks of their crushers I’d say the bass are telling the same story. Hope everyone else has had a better day out on the lake than I have had for the last two days.

    chawchaw replied 9 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • frisky97

    Member
    January 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Well, Stewart Creek was not unlike the rest of the lake. We were out from 11:00am till 4:30pm Tues. and fished every likely spot from the ramp to the back where the creek comes in. A few were catching small crappie but could not find anyone boating any bass. Nice day out but I guess someone forgot to tell the fish. Hope things pick up soon…

  • cmacfish

    Member
    January 22, 2015 at 1:45 am

    I put in at the west for rec area at 9:30 and left at 12:30. Only fished to the blown out bridge due to motor troubles. I had 3 bites and caught 2 short bass on a shaky head in about 12 ft at the old bridge. I lost another on a jig fishing the bluffs back to the ramp. slooooow.

  • chawchaw

    Member
    January 22, 2015 at 5:07 am

    same day i fished the west fork up and down, nothing. tried a ton of lures from 630 a.m. to noon. nothing,,,,,,gorgeous day. i did see a nice 8 point and a ton of does. and turkey. kind of forgot i was fishing for a minute.

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