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  • Posted by Brian on July 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    After a relaxing weekend around the pool, catching my 2 year old jumping in hundreds of times(life doesn’t get any better than that), I ready to get back on the lake and back to work. I hope everyone had an enjoyable, SAFE weekend!

    My last day on the water was Friday. I fished with a few regulars of mine who have been coming out for over 6 years! We started in the back of Stewarts Creek, past the back boat ramp. The bite has been slowing down, but we have still been catching 6-12 each trip back there. We started on the third turn past the boat ramp casting off boat sides of the boat. Fishing shaky heads with green pumpkin Zoom Trick Worms we had around 10-12 bites and landed 6.

    We motored out of the creek and headed towards the long point at Jones Mill. Fishing same lures, except for a 3/8oz Green Pumpkin Hoppy’s Jig I picked up, we sat in 20-30ft and cast into 6ft-12ft. We fished the entire 50 yard point/ledge……nada.

    We fired up and headed towards the long point behind Hong Kong Island……nada there either.

    I headed back up lake and stopped at the hump just before the Weakley Lane bridge. Sitting in 15ft and casting into 10 we caught a few decent one, but no keepers. We trolled over to the bridge and started casting weightless green pumpkin sinkos and flukes to the concrete pillars. We watched the bass rise to the surface and it was on. For the next 30 minutes we caught 8 periodically as the fish went into a feeding frenzy.

    We had a ball at the Weakley bridge so we headed to the Jefferson Pike bridge with same technique. We caught 2 and lost a few. The bass seemed to be suspending around 5ft-10ft and coming to the surface when the shad would school up in the shade.

    We headed back towards Fate Sanders to call it a day. As we came up to the Weakley lane bridge we saw the bass on the surface again and decided to see if we could pluck a few more. This time the bass we more active than the last time just an hour ago! We caught 8 more on our sinkos!!!

    Tomorrow I will be out for crappie to see what they are doing!

    jard replied 9 years, 11 months ago 8 Members · 9 Replies
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  • blockel

    July 7, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Sounds like you guys had a ball!

  • frisky97

    July 8, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Took my grandson-in-law out for the first time a little early this morning, around 5:15am. We started on the rock flats across from Faith Sanders near the gas line sign using soft plastic worms grape with blue flake, and green pumpkin red flake 7″. There we caught 4 keepers and missed as many because of poor hook sets. Motored over to sister creek and fished the right side going in with the same plastic and white KVD spinner bait 3/8 w/gold willow blades, only one short on the spinner nothing on the soft plastic. Left there and went to the long rock flat across from Stewart Creek ramp. Fished green pumpkin lizards and black yum worm on shaky head. 3 smalls and one keeper. Got to the shallow end near the bank and shallow rocks. My grandson-in-law wanted to practice throwing his new Hoppy’s chartreuse Buzz bait…3rd cast a monster 7lb-6oz decided he had enough with the clatter and took him for about a 15 minute ride. With a couple of battle scars he had obviously been caught before. He was released and is still out there for another round.


  • Brian

    July 8, 2014 at 1:00 am

    HOT DOG!!!! WOW!! What a fish. Congrats buddy!!!!!! Sweet report!

  • krogers79

    July 8, 2014 at 2:29 am

    That’s a toad right there. Congrats to the young man.

  • blockel

    July 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm


  • degaman

    July 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm


  • ibdally111

    July 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I have been fishing that spot pretty hard the last few weeks and haven’t seen anything close to that size. Many small schoolers in that area. Congrats to your grandson!! What a great fish!!

  • creekcrappie

    July 14, 2014 at 12:45 am

    That’s a DONKEY!

  • jard

    July 15, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Better frame that pic!! Those come once in a lifetime for most of us.

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