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.
Log in to reply.