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    Posted by Brian on July 1, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Monday I fished the night tournament out of Lone Branch which is a fun, nice group of guys that chit chat about what their doing and catching. We finished in 5th out of 18 boats with a small 3 fish limit.

    The storms were on the brink of busting wide open all evening so we stayed kinda close to the ramp. We started at the big point just inside Station Camp. Sitting in 18ft-20ft we cast our 1/2oz swing head jigs with green pumpking Net Bait Paca craws, a-rigs, and Strike King 6KD citrus crankbaits. We caught 2 short fish on top of the point in 10ft in 30 minutes on our swing heads jigs and decided to move on.

    Our next spot was the shallow grass on the right at the mouth of Station Camp. We tied on blk/blue Spro Frogs and trolling down the bank very quickly casting into the grass. We fished 50 yards catching on short fish and then packed it up. We really thought the frog was going to be on fire with cloudy and front moving in!

    Next we moved to the ledge across from Cages Bend. Around 200 yards up from the island in front of Cages Bend there is a little bend in the channel that the bass like to sit in. Keeping the boat in 8ft-10ft and casting into 2ft-3ft with our 1/2oz and 3/4oz swing head craws and Zoom Ole Monster plum worms we caught 3, including 1 keeper. We lost few and broke off on one after 45 minutes and decided we had to move along.

    We cruised across the channel behind the little island and pulled out our frogs. Casting into 1ft and working through the grass into 4ft. We caught 2 fish, including another keeper around 2.5lb.

    With only an hour left and a storm starting to release rain and lighting all around us moved to one more area before we were forced to head in. We motored past Cedar Creek to the bluff wall on the left and pulled into the 2nd cove once you start turning right around the bend. Started on the right point while sitting in 40ft and casting into 2ft we cast frogs and 1/2oz shaky head with Zoom Trick worms(green pumpkin) to the grass. Fished down the point without another bite and then cruised over to the left bank. There I caught our 3rd keeper around the exposed wood in 3ft.

    The rain and light was right underneath us and we were forced to head in early to be safe. It was an okay afternoon. We caught some fish, but never got any big bites. I thought the clouds would have really help the frog bite. We did feel a little better when we came in and almost everybody else struggled….I guess it was not us, just a tough bite. The TVA website said they were pulling 17,000, but they were definitely NOT….there was very little current.

    Gonna try to fish next Monday too if my family schedule allows.

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  • Brian

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    July 1, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    [quote=”Brian Carper”]Monday I fished the night tournament out of Lone Branch which is a fun, nice group of guys that chit-chat about what their doing and catching. We finished in 5th out of 18 boats with a small 3 fish limit.

    The storms were on the brink of busting wide open all evening so we stayed kinda close to the ramp. We started at the big point just inside Station Camp. Sitting in 18ft-20ft we cast our 1/2oz swing head jigs with green pumpkin Net Bait Paca craws, a-rigs, and Strike King 6KD citrus crankbaits into 10ft. We caught 2 short fish on top of the point in 10ft in 30 minutes on our swing heads jigs and decided to move on.

    Our next spot was the shallow grass on the right at the mouth of Station Camp. We tied on blk/blue Spro Frogs and trolling down the bank very quickly casting into the grass. We fished 50 yards catching one short fish and then packing it up. We really thought the frog was going to be on fire with cloudy and front moving in!

    Next we moved to the ledge across from Cages Bend. Around 200 yards up from the island in front of Cages Bend there is a little bend in the channel that the bass like to sit in. Keeping the boat in 8ft-10ft and casting into 2ft-3ft with our 1/2oz and 3/4oz swing head craws and Zoom Ole Monster plum worms we caught 3, including 1 keeper. We lost few and broke off one after 45 minutes and decided we had to move.

    We cruised across the channel behind the little island and pulled out our frogs. Casting into 1ft and working through the grass into 4ft. We caught 2 fish, including another keeper around 2.5lb.

    With only an hour left and a storm starting to release rain and lighting all around us we moved to one more area before we were forced to head in. We motored past Cedar Creek to the bluff wall and pulled into the 2nd cove on the left once you start turning right around the bend. Started on the right point while sitting in 40ft and casting into 2ft we cast frogs and 1/2oz shaky head with Zoom Trick worms(green pumpkin) to the grass. Fished down the point without another bite and then cruised over to the left bank. There I caught our 3rd keeper around the exposed wood in 3ft.

    The rain and lighting was underneath us and we were forced to head in early to be safe. It was an okay afternoon. We caught some fish, but never got any big bites. I thought the clouds would have really help the frog bite. We did feel a little better when we came in and almost everybody else struggled….I guess it was not us, just a tough bite. The TVA website said they were pulling 17,000, but they were definitely NOT….there was very little current.

    Gonna try to fish next Monday too if my family schedule allows.

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