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  • Posted by Brian on August 1, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for everyone being patient,. My wife spent the last 4 days in the hospital, but now is home and doing well. Last night I fished from 9pm-230am. We only fished four or five spots, but we caught around 15 or more bass with a few keepers. I’m motored all the way down lake and started on the back side of Bear Island. The back side has several steep points and coves. We marked fish in 16ft to 20ft of water and tried to fish for them with 1/2oz shaky heads with green pumpkin Zoom trick worms, and Hoppy’s black and blue spinnerbait with Colorado blade. The water temperature was down 82 degrees…..significantly lower then last week! After 50 yards we moved up shallow and put the boat in 12 ft casting towards the bank. I missed two on my shaky head in 30 min and then we pulles the trolling motor up. We passed Cook’s boat ramp and scanned the rock point / flat that comes out 100 yards on the right. We did not see any fish so we went down to where the next bluff wall starts on the right and scan some fish right on the point where the channel comes up at 8 to 12 ft. Casting my shaky head still and my friend with a magnum trick worm in red bug pattern I missed 3 more which made me 0-5 and he caught 3 more including 2 keepers. The fish came out of 8 feet of water roughly. After 45 minutes we idled down the bluff wall past the swimming area to the next point on the right 100 yards down from the swimming area. We focused on that point that comes up 8 -10ft and all the way around the backside of it for a good hour. I caught two or three and he caught three or four. And we also missed a few. I kept the boat in 12 to 15 ft of water what we cast into 6- 8ft drive back slowly. I finally had to switch to a baitcast reel where I could set the hook better. With my spinning rod for some reason they were spitting it out before I could set the hook. Which rolled to the left around Big Island up against the channel. The next hour and a half we never caught a single fish! My buddy had two strikes on a spinnerbait that did not hook. Our last spot was the hump rock pile in front of Nashville Shores. We fishes there for an hour and caught 8 to 10. None of these were big, but they were definitely chopping for a good 45 minutes up there. I kept the boat in 14 to 25 feet of water and we cast into to 2- 4ft retrieving slowly pounding the rocks along the way. At 2:30 we decided to head in. We probably caught 60% Largemouth and 40% Smallmouth, so it was fun saying those species. I like going down lake and learning more since I don’t spend a lot of time down there. Tomorrow Ill put up another report from the following morning when I would still way up in the river where there was a lot of runoff and the water was stained.ea


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  • nobass

    August 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

    good to hear wife is doing ok

  • mike

    August 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Glad to here your wife is doing well, thanks for report.

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