Yesterday I fished for 5 hours in Fall Creek. I tried to beat the rain, but that didn’t work….. I got soaked! However, the fishing was pretty good and it was nice to get out on a warm day. When I put the boat in at Fall Creek boat ramp the water temperature is 58 degrees and the back of Fall Creek it was 60°. I started just to the right of the boat ramp and fished with a Heddon Spook Jr in white and red. I caught nothing along the rocks until I got to the point where I had one blow up and one short fish out of 2 feet of water. I picked up a Hoppy’s 1/2 ounce black buzzbait and had another blow up that missed and caught another short bass. I fired up the motor and idled around the big flat stopping at the first stump row on the left. With the boat in 3 to 4 feet of water I cast into 1-3ft. I had two blow ups that rolled on my bait, but never connected. I went down the entire left and right bank for the next 50 yards and caught 6 including one keeper. I kept the boat in the channel and cast into 1 to 3 feet of water around the laydowns and stumps. The fish were coming out of the really shallow water and at the end of the stumps were in dropped off into 4 to 6 feet of water. I also caught several on my Alabama Rig in the channel. It appeared the mud flat with the stumps was holding my fish than the rocks. I fished all the way to the back on each side without another bite until I got to real shallow water and picked up my crappie jig. Casting to the stumps in 2 to 3 feet of water I caught 12 keepers in 30 minutes! The fish were biting a Crappie Slab Curl in blue and chartreuse on a 1/16 oz chartreuse jig. I fires up the big motor went back to where I was catching bass and continued to catch 4-5 more with another keeper, but nothing to brag about. The water clarity was 1 to 3 feet. It started raining cats and dogs and I only had my Gore-Tex jacket….not my pants. I got soaked to the bone and fished for 45 minutes without another bite and then put the boat on the trailer headed home. It might be February, but spring fishing is firing up. The crappie are definitely shallow and the bass are being caught throughout the lake shallow.
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