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  • January 21

    Posted by Brian on January 22, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Today I headed out pumped up ready to fight the wind and freezing temperatures. And, for the first few hours I was winning that battle.

    We headed back to Spring Creek with my trolling rigs and a few rods for casting Magnets. We arrived around 8:45am and for the first 30 minutes the wind was not too bad. We dropped down our Magnets(mostly shad colors, but a few chartreuse bright colors). We did not hook into any fish in the back…it was not until the second flat(coming out) that we started catching fish. Around the second flat we caught white bass after white bass(tons of fun). We trolled all the way near the mouth, picking up more whites here and there with a few crappie in between. All the crappie we caught on the rigs were small except one.

    We decided to troll back towards the back, but did not have the same success. Once we arrived in the back again, it was around 1130am…..the wind was way too strong to hold the boat and the temperature had dropped to where the ice building on our rods and reels was becoming annoying. After an hour of fighting the elements we hung it up and retreated to Fate Sanders for coffee.

    All and all, not a bad day on the lake considering. I was hoping for more crappie, but it was just to windy and cold. I think we caught around 20 white bass and 6 crappie.

    I don’t mind the cold, so I am just looking forward to a calmer day!

    Dakota replied 10 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • degaman

    January 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Nice creel. Are most of those hybrids?

  • degaman

    January 23, 2014 at 12:04 am

    My son and I fished today (Jan 22). Fate Sanders was frozen so we put in at Jefferson Springs. We caught a few crappie and bream right at the spring at the ramp. My son’s boat’s steering was frozen, so after trolling for a few minutes we took the boat home and fished the banks in Spring Creek. We started where the bluffs begin on the left before the finger coves. Nothing. Then we went back to the feeder creek. Caught a couple bream. Water was so clear we could see largemouth investigating our offerings, but they would not bite.

    Finally, we fished where most bank fisherman fish, the points of the finger coves. We caught tons of hybrid and an occasional yellow belly on crappie magnets. No crappie.

  • Brian

    January 23, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Yes, hybrids and whites. I put all of them in my net for a picture and released them all back.

  • Dakota

    January 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Another great report thanks

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