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  • Posted by Brian on March 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Yesterday I fished from 9am-3:30pm with a client. It was a tough day on the lake for us while we searched for smallmouths.

    When we started the air was 28 degrees, windy from the north and water at 47 degrees.

    Heading down lake from Fate Sanders we started in the pocket on the right just before Hobson Pike bridge. Fishing with 3/16oz shaky heads with greed pumpkin Zoom Trick worms, we kept the boat in 12ft-16ft and fished from 6ft-12ft. We fished the entire pocket casting to the rocky/gravel banks with only one bite that did not hold onto worm long enough to set hook.

    Then we motored up to the next pocket after the bridge and fished the old building foundation on the left with shaky heads. I had one bite there, but once again he did not hold it long enough and I missed him.

    We traveled over to Smith Spring and fished 150 yards to the right and left of the first boat ramp on the right. Same lures, we had 2 bites. One came on the sea wall where people fish from. We were sitting in 20 and casting to 4ft, dragging back slowly. I set the hook, had him for 2 seconds and he got off. The other bite came just next to the boat ramp on a Trick worm. Same thing…., bite, set the hook, and had him for 1 second and he let go! They were not eating the bait very well….at least that’s what I’m blaming it

    We headed over to the YMCA camp in the back of Smith Springs(where you can see the A-fame building). Fishing the left bank that looks like it is a little steeper, but we actually it was 10ft deep 20 yards off the bank, we caught one short fish there! (We did not stay long…windy)

    Then we headed back up towards Four Corners. Fishing the little rock island(with big boulders all around it) next to the big island, just on the other side of the bridge(up lake side), we caught another largemouth in 4ft on the Trick worm. That was the only bite we had there.

    Lastly, we went into Savage Branch to a spring where the water was just a little warmer, 50 degrees and caught our 3rd and last bass. The depth is 1ft-3ft all around the this little spring, but in the spring is 15ft. We sat outside the spring casting in with our worms and caught our 3rd fish. All three fish were caught on shaky heads today.

    The water was a little cooler than I like when it comes to fishing mid and down lake. Being that it dropped 5 degrees in the last 2 days did not help either. I will be out mid and down lake again Thursday to try again!

    Brian replied 10 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • simplecircuit

    March 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Is it possible that the smallies already got on bed during this recent full moon period? I did have one smallmouth follower on Saturday, but it turned away at the boat. We didn’t catch any smallmouth in the usual spots down lake. Did you try back on the rock piles in front of the clear cut in smith springs? I remember losing a good one back there with you a couple years ago in December. I hope you figure something out on Thursday. I don’t want to throw the a-rig this weekend. 😆

  • Brian

    March 20, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Lol, I remember that! She was a beauty! No, the wind was too strong. I definitely do not think that have gone on bed. They should be cranking up in the next 2 weeks. It’s a late start this year.

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