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  • Posted by Brian on March 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Yesterday I fished from 7 to 1130am with clients. The water temperature was clear and 57 degrees in Stewart’s Creek. We motored to the back where the boat ramp is and started casting squarebill crankbaits. One was a Bandit 100 blue/chartreuse and the other was a dark green with a bright orange belly Cotton Cordel. They both ran 3-5 feet. Fishing the rocks on the transition where the current breaks we caught 4-6 bass. All the fish were holding directly behind the current breaks. We idled around the island to the back side where there are big boulders and stumps. Fishing the current breaks with our crankbaits we caught several decent bass on the rocks and another right on the point next to a new tree sticking out of the water. I had the boat in 9ft. Our best spot was across from the rip rap on the mud flat. The big boulders in the middle of the channel were breaking the current flow, perfect for white bass, hybrids, and largemouths to concentrate in while waiting for their next meal. I kept the boat in 5 feet while we made long cast into 1 foot. We stayed there for well over an hour catching 20 to 30 fish, including a 2 pound bass and a 3 pound keeper. I also caught several on my Hoppy’s Flea Flicker 1/8oz black with grey Paca chunk. The water had come up a couple inches from the day before, but was still clear with 1 foot visibility. The next couple days as the water level stabilizes and clears even more the bite will really turn on….. for both bass and crappie! The creeks will be great for topwater action in plastic worms or lizards.

    We made one move at the end of our trip to the second cut through coming from Fate Sanders. Casting buzzbaits in 1ft-3ft to the left bank around the stumps and fence row we had just one strike that did not hook up. My thought was that the current would have position the fish in that shallow water, especially with the clouds. The water on the main lake was 56 degrees, which is really good for the main lake fishing now.

    All and all, a super day! We set the hook probably 40 times and had a ball. Cannot wait for this week and the fish I plan on catching on topwater! Also, I will have a crappie report for tomorrow after I spent 12 hours chasing those slabs!

    Brian replied 9 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • pianistfishermanguy

    March 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    How will the bluebird skies effect those shallow fish? Surely the topwater bite won’t hold out… Maybe keeping on the shallow cranking stuff will prove most beneficial? Also any word on Tim’s Ford. I’ve been seeing some good looong fish coming from there.

  • Brian

    March 15, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    You would be suprised how the bass will eat topwater in the spring on bluebird days. Crankbaits are productive ad well, but don’t go out with out a spook on your deck.

  • Brian

    March 16, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Tims has been producing good fish on the a-rig and jigs. I am going to send Trey up there this or next week to check it out again

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