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  • Posted by Brian on June 11, 2015 at 6:16 am

    2 days ago I had an awesome trip with a few clients. We focused mid lake and found a lot of bass on deep points, ledges and humps in 6ft-15ft.

    Our first spot was the island on the left if you are coming out from the no wake buoys of Four Corners Marina. We pulled up to the red buoy on the east side of the island. This is the island in front of Savage Branch. Sitting near the red buoy in 10ft-15ft we cast texas rig with 7″ red shad Gambler worms and 1/4oz shaky heads with 7″ Zoom Trick worms in june bug color. We caught 10 bass, 3 of which being keepers. We slowly fished around the entire point. 50 yards from the red buoy on the tip of the point there is pile of rocks and stumps in 8ft of water….this is the most productive area on this point.

    Our next spot was further north around the little rock island next to Bird Island. 100 yards before the little island is another red buoy and all around it is a rock hump in 10ft-12ft. I scanned the hump and found a big school of bait and bass on top of the hump and on the drop off towards the little rock island in 17ft. Casting the same lures we missed several fish and caught a few in the 15ft-17ft range. The night before we caught a nice smallmouth on the back side of that little island too!

    We motored to the ledge in between Mousetail Island and the bluff wall to the left of it. Sitting in 25ft 50 yards off the bluff wall we cast the same lured to the ledge. Our lures were landing in 8ft-12ft and we were dragging down the ledge into 20ft. We caught 8 more there with 3 keepers on the red shad and june bug plastics. This is a great day and night spot because the fish can sit in the deeper water in the big boulders and come up into the shallower water in a short distance!

    We finished at the Stewarts Creek main lake point that has been so productive casting the same lures again, but also with a few cast with the a-rig and Strike King 6xd. Sitting on the side of the point closest to Stewarts creek and casting into 12ft while sitting in 20ft we caught several more, including 2 more keepers! I believe there are always fish on this point in the summer months….you just have to fish it at the right time when they are feeding or hopefully get one to bite that triggers the rest to go on a feeding frenzy. Most deep spots like this one will usually be active in the morning and in the evening, but in the middle of the day around noon-2pm they usually feed like crazy…….you can usually count on an afternoon frenzy, so don’t think if they did not bite at 10am it is not worth trying again later.

    During the summer months your electronics are HUGE. If you have a side-imaging and down imaging depth finder you need to learn how to use it! It is the best tool to finding fish and being successful off the bank where the fishing is the best.

    All and all, great day. Setting the hook 30 yards out from the boat and 15ft deep is AWESOME! If you need any help your electronics let us take you out and teach you how to read what your depth finder is showing you.

    bigmtfan replied 9 years, 1 month ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • triton98

    June 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks very good info!.

  • Dakota

    June 14, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Good report Brian as I love to fish deeper and get off that bank.

  • jard

    June 14, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Brian be givin up one of my spots again. 😀 I found it last fall and the fish were just piled in on it then. sporadic so far this year.

  • bigmtfan

    June 15, 2015 at 2:30 am

    just to clarify, the “main lake point” you talk about at Stewarts Creek, that’s the point where Stewarts Creek meets up with the main channel?

  • Brian

    June 15, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    That’s correct.

  • bigmtfan

    June 15, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Thought so…thanks for the reply

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