The last few days have been amazing on Percy Priest! Since they began pulling the water back down to summer pool the bass and crappie have been feeding!
Yesterday I fished from 11:30am-2:30pm in a customers pontoon boat. We only fished 4 brushpiles and caught over 20 crappie including 12 giants. We stayed on the south side of Mouse Tail Island fishing in 14ft-18ft with live minnows and purple Crappie Magnets on a 1/8 pink Crappie Magnet jig. Each tree was productive!
If bass are what you’re after….you’re in luck! The bass have been on fire feeding in the current near points and ledges. The last two days the same areas from the last two reports have been key areas to our success. The ledge on the right before Weakley lane bridge, channel points at Lamar Hill, and points/drop-offs at the mouth of Stewart’s Creek.
1/4oz shaky heads with Zoom green pumpkin Trick worms, 5/16oz swing head jigs with Big Bite crawfish in brown/blue and 10″ plum worms have been a great producer! Another successful lure has been the Strike King 6kd in citrus shad color pattern. You want to mix up your retrieves with the crankbait. Try one slow without pauses, one slow with pauses, another fast without pauses, etc. Try to figure out what they want.
If you have a down and/or side scan now is the time to apply it. Idle around these areas looking for white “rice” or “tick tac” images on the bottom schooled together. Once located, back off and cast into that area with soft plastics. Let the lures sink to the bottom and drag back slowly.
Tomorrow I will be out in the morning after crappie and bass in the afternoon/evening. I would like to fish a few other areas, but I have to admit it’s hard when you know you can go somewhere are start catching fish.
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