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  • Posted by Brian on July 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I want to thank everyone for patiently waiting for reports….I had a nice family time away.

    Saturday I fished from 6am-11am with 2 clients. I noticed when I launched my boat the water was a little higher from earlier in the week. I checked the TVA website to see if they were pulling any water……800 cubic feet per second. In search for bass we started to the right of Fate Sanders Recreation boat ramp. In the past when the water is a little high and moving this is a great bank for bass to move into and feed(especially in the cypress trees). Casting white 1/2oz Hoppy’s buzzbaits and Rebel white and yellow poppers…….not a sniff.

    I decided to idle back under Weakley Lane bridge and scan the hump on the left. Tons of bait and bass underneath. Casting Strike King Red Eye Shad, (burning back to the boat) and shaky heads with Powerbait green pumpkin/blue flake we caught 3 bass and lost one. The bass were surfacing all around us…..10ft further from our longest cast! I kept the boat in 10ft-15ft and we cast into 10ft-11ft.

    Next we motored to the long point on the left at the mouth of Stewarts Creek. Casting our 1/2oz shaky heads and Texas rigs with PowerBait finess worms in green pumpkin/blue flake, we caught one bass. We sat in 16ft on the drop off and casting into 10ft-12ft, dragging back slowly.

    We moved over to the hump near the red buoy just to the left of Fate Sanders Marina. Sitting in 16ft and casting into 10ft with the same lures we caught 6 bass! If you could cast where you could feel the rocks your chances of getting a bite was high! I also tried a big flutter spoon with no action. After 30 minutes the bite slowed down and we moved on.

    Next we tried the hump in front Bryants Grove boat ramp……nada.

    The last hour of our trip we hit a few brushpiles near Bryants Grove Cove. The bite was slow, however we did catch several 12″-13″ black crappie in 14ft.

    Brian replied 9 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    July 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Planning to get out this week. With cooler temps, would you recommend morning or afternoon/evening bass fishing? Still plastics?

  • Brian

    Administrator
    July 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I would still focus on the mornings and evening. A lot of fish have been caught the last 10 days in the evenings before dark. Soft plastics is what I would primarily use, but do not kept a crankbaits or rattle trap too far.

  • jpoban

    Member
    July 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    What color/size rattle traps do you prefer?

  • Brian

    Administrator
    July 31, 2014 at 2:32 am

    I like to use 1/2oz traps. Chrome/blue on sunny days and sexy shad on cloudy days. This year I have been doing more of a “burning retrieve” than ever before. Weather I am fishing along a bank or casting to a school of feeding bass, I have been very successful burning back to boat!

  • Brian

    Administrator
    July 31, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Ill post a report tomorrow morning. The evening bite seemed to be better today….more schooling bass that appeared to be willing to bite!

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