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  • June 1 – Bass and Crappie

    Posted by Brian on June 2, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Yesterday was one of those days again. I had 4 clients in my boat and we only hit 2 spots and hooked into over 20 bass!!!

    The majority of the bass have transitioned into there summer patter and are being caught in 8ft-16ft of water. Humps, ledges and points are prime areas you want to focus on. Shaky heads have been best for me, but at times the bass are in a feeding frenzy and biting crankbaits and rattle traps!

    So, back to yesterday, I started back on the point and hump across from Bryants Grove boat ramp. After 30 minutes and only to little bites, we were on to plan B.

    Next, I headed towards Hong Kong island stopping at the island in front. Sitting on the east point where the Danger – rock buoy is, we caught all of our fish! I kept the boat in 25ft-35ft of water making long cast on top of the rock hump with 1/4oz shaky heads with 6 3/4″ Zoom Trick Worms(watermelon candy and red bug color patterns). The key was to drag the shaky head really slowly. This spot will probably die off this week, but this pattern will continue. So search similar areas like this one.

    As for the crappie, they are in their summer patterns as well. Up lake and mid lake have been the best for me fishing in brushpiles. Down lake did not produce many Friday. Both live minnows and Crappie Magnets fished on 1/8oz(especially Sho Nuff and solid chartreuse) were great last week!

    brian-graves replied 10 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • blockel

    June 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    If only my second spot could render 20 bass on a regular basis… must be nice 😛 .

    Just out of curiosity, what’s the water temp out on Percy right now?

  • simplecircuit

    June 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Lower lake was 82 on Saturday morning.

  • brian-graves

    June 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Brian, what depth do you typically catch your crappie in the summer, and how deeps the water? Ar they typically tight to structure, suspended over, schooled up, or scattered?

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