Today I bass fished in the afternoon with some regular clients. With the warmer temperatures the last two days the water has risen to 59 degrees at Fate Sanders.
We motored to the back of Stewart’s Creek and stopped at the flat before the back boat ramp. The water was clearer with 1.5 visibility and 60 degrees! We started casting to the rocks on the left. I had the boat in 4.5ft while we cast shad raps #5(shad color), Hoppy’s Flea Flicker jigs (1/8oz black with a green Paca Craw), and 1/4oz shaky head with a green pumpkin Zoom Trick worm. The first 5 minutes we boat 2 short fish! We turned around and started casting to the flat where the stumps are. After 15 minutes and no bites we moved down to the big boulder rocks before the boat ramp. There one of my clients hooked into a 3+lb largemouth with his trick worm in 3ft of water. Moments later my other client caught a short fish on his shad rap on the rocks as well. We fished down past the rocks and around the backside of the island where the big rocks are without a bite. Since we didn’t have much luck the further back we went we decided to head out.
Our next spot was the right point of Sister Cove. The water temperature was 60 with the wind blowing into the rocks….it was set up perfectly. I tied on shallow shad raps for my clients, one shad color and one craw color. I kept the boat in 2ft-3ft as we cast to the bank. After 20 minutes and no action…..time to leave.
Out last and best spot was in Jones Mill Cove. We started in the middle of the cove in the back. I kept the boat in 4ft-6ft as we cast shaky heads with green pumpkin/purple flake trick worms into 2ft. There was bait flickering all around us in the 61 degree water. First cast BOOM, decent bass……3 cast later…..POW… 2.5lb! The next 45 minutes we sat in the back left corner and caught 6-8 more! As the sun started to fall we moved out to the big point on the right of Jones Mill Cove(if your heading out of the cove). The bass, shad, and birds were breaking the surface! I picked up my spook and in the next 20 minutes had 2 giants come out of the water and miss my bait! The shaky heads had a few bites, but did not hook up. While we fished the point I kept the boat in 30-35ft while we cast into 2ft-5ft. The darkness was setting in and we had to roll.
All and all it was a fun evening!
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