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  • Posted by yeti-14 on November 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Went to JPP yesterday morning from first light until 12pm. It was foggy early and then very overcast. Water temp was 63 and had a light south wind. Fished top water spooks and buzz baits, then transitioned to cranks and spinners. Fished shallow around 4 corners, cove by Hobson Pike Bridge, Bryant’s Cove, Hamilton Creek, and around 7 Points. Caught 2 short 12” fish early then nothing. Very frustrating day on JPP when I thought conditions would be perfect. Anyone else experiencing the same thing lately? I’m stumped on what these fish are doing!

    redstratos replied 6 years ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Brian

    November 6, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Yes! Several very credible fisherman struggled big time yesterday trying to fish shallow! John Hopkins from Fate Sanders Marina said the lake is turning over, that’s why it’s difficult.

  • dakota

    November 7, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Thanks Brian that’s good to know. I usually don’t hear much about JPP turning over?

  • shanebeaty

    November 7, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Hey Yeti14, when using the buzz baits, does it seem you have more success early in the morning on Priest? What color? Any pattern you have noticed?

  • yeti-14

    November 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Shanebeaty, I wish I knew… I was throwing 1/2-3/4oz black, black/red, and chartreuse when it was cloudy and overcast. Typically throw something a little brighter on clearer mornings such as white, white & chartreuse. I’ve had a tough time fishing early morning period lately. If the lake is “turning over” that may explained the tough bite.

  • redstratos

    November 8, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Go deep during the turnover… We are not getting bit on anything shallow that has any size to it. Saturday 11/4/2017 I covered the lake from end to end just to find all of ours in 20 to 25ft on bluff walls right of the main channel. A 5.56 LgM came from 32ft on a blk/blu 1/2oz jig. Bass were chasing but not committing way up in West Fork, We did managed one 3LB keeper at blown out bridge but it was off the channel ledge.

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