Today was a very interesting day. After researching yesterday to try and find an open ramp, I came up empty. Every boat ramp was frozen from the dam to Jefferson Pike Bridge! This morning I thought I would try West Fork ramp, luckily the water was not frozen and I could launch the boat. That’s when the fun started!
The next 500 yards I had to break the ice with my lure retrieving pole! Way more work than I thought it would be. The depth finders were empty, no bait, no fish….nadda. A few hours into the day I made it down to the East/West Fork split. There for 3 minutes I notice some fish feeding on the bottom of the lake at 20ft. I dropped my Crappie Magnet down(Chart jig and chart body). As soon as the magnet made it to the bottom, BOOM, nice 2+ spotted bass! I threw the bass into livewell for a picture later and hurried up to get my line back down. As soon as I did, BOOM, another 2+lb! Then the spaghetti lines on the bottom of my screen disappeared and the bites stopped.
That was it for the day. By the time I was ready to head in(2pm) most of the ice had melted!
Water was 38, 6ft visibility!
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