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  • Posted by Brian on June 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    My last trip was phenomenal on the pontoon. Fishing for bass we whacked them catching around 20, including 5 for 18lb-20lb.

    We started at the Weakley lane bridge casting pearl flukes(weightless), whacky rigged sinkos(green pumpkin), poppers, and swimbaits. The water temp was 84….perfect for fishing the shade under the bridges…80+ is when it starts consistently producing! We started on the left pillar where we did not get a bite for 10 minutes. Finally one of the clients caught one on his whacky sinko. The next 30 minutes we caught 8 bass, one every few minutes either on the fluke or the sinko. After it slowed down we tried the other pillar…nada.

    I trolled over to the flat with the hump on the ledge just 50 yards to the right of the bridge(on the north side of the bridge). The last few days there has been bass feeding periodically on the surface and on the bottom in 10ft-14ft. Usually when the bass are biting at the bridge the hump/flat next to it is a producer as well. I switched over to plastic worms on each rod. Casting T-rigs with Culprit Red Shad ribbion tail, Net Bait Paca craws, and Zoom trick worms(June Bug). After 30 minutes with 2 bites and no hook-ups…time to move.

    We moved over to the big point off Stewart’s Creek on the main channel and started casting our plastics to the bottom in 12ft while sitting in 18ft. A lot of rocks and snags, but no fish.

    Next, we idled over to the rock hump between the little plastic red buoy and the bigger metal red buoy just off the main channel. I parked the boat in 13ft and we started casting our plastics towards Stewart’s Creek and towards the point to the right. If we were not feeling the rocks we were not getting bites. However, while we were casting perfectly on the rocks we caught 12 with several keepers, including a 5lb, 3lb and a pair of 2+lbs! The red Culprit worm was dominating here today!

    Next we moved to the point and hump across from Bryants Grove boat ramp. While sitting in 25+ft and casting into 6ft with our plastics again we fished in front of the PVC pole and to the left 30 yards. In the hour we were there we caught 8 more including another 5lb and several other keepers! The fish were sitting in 8-10ft right on the ledge.

    I trolled over to Bryants Gove point off the bluff wall and we fished that ledge while sitting in 20+ft. Casting our same plastics into 6ft-8ft and dragging back slowly we caught 3 more bass, including a 3lb!

    With only one hour left I told the guys we needed to go back to the rock hump near Fate Sanders that produced for us. We motored there and I turn the outboard off. Before I could get the trolling motor down my client in the back said “I got one!” I looked back and sure enough he had one on…the lure never touched the bottom! Back on the same pattern as before we caught several more good fish before heading in!

    Awesome morning with some really fun guys! This is the time of year the deep biting is a bit timing game. If you see the fish and or bait on a point or hump you need to fish it or fish it at later time to see if they are feeding.

    Brian replied 9 years ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • kessler82

    June 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    What size Culprit Worm were you throwing Brian? Red Shad I assume?

  • Brian

    June 19, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    7″ yes, red shad. Someone left them in my boat…..I think I’ll buy some more! Lol

  • ibdally111

    June 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I was raised on that worm. Only thing the bass would hit in the summer back home in Illinois farm ponds. I have one tied on all summer. That worm in 7 and 10 inch and a 4 inch pumpkin green is about all I use for worms. Great report, I can’t wait to get home and catch a few. Been out of town but will be on the water Monday night.

  • jard

    June 21, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Awesome. Yesterday I fished jones mill point and we caught several nice fish before the wind and rain blew us away. We fished bryants grove ledge in the rain with no bites.

    How are you fishing the ledge on the bluff wall at Bryants Grove. I’ve fished it numerous times because I always mark fish but I never catch anything there. I know they are there! I am sitting in the channel in 40 ft ish and casting up on top. Do you sit in the channel or actually up on top in 10-12 ft or do you go near the green buoy. How far away from the actually rocks on shore or do you just move up and down it (closer to the bank side or further out towards the end of the point?). That spot is still baffling to me.

    I also found a spot in four corners right off the main river channel with the boat sitting in 60 ft casting up to 15ft and have caught several good fish over the last 2 weeks.

  • brian-graves

    June 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I fished that spot last night for bass and couldn’t buy a bite. Same as you. Marked lots of fiah. I threw a spinnerbait, worm, jig and craw. Nothing.

  • Brian

    June 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I start out at the green bout. But a long cast from reaching the buoy. The bluff ledge comes out and then platforms in 15ft around the green buoy. I sit in the channel and cast into 15ft. Then I work in towards the point staying in 30-40ft and casting into 6-12ft. I make sure I drag down the drop off.

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