Yesterday I took a group of clients out for an afternoon trip.
We started in the back of Stewart’s Creek past the back boat ramp at the rip rap. The water was normal clarity at 1ft visibility and 74 degrees. We started casting 1/4oz shaky heads and 3/16ozTexas rigs with green/gold flake Trick worms to the rip rap and to the extended point on the opposite side of the channel. I kept the boat 8ft while we cast for 20 minutes without a bite. We trolled further down and tried the next point and rip rap with zero bites again and then packed it up.
Next we fished the left pillion under the Weakley Lane Bridge. I told my customers this is usually a summer pattern spot, but maybe we will catch a few. I tied on Zoom Flukes(white), weightless and they took their first cast. After 5 seconds my client hooked into a nice fish and was fighting him to the boat! After landing he made another cast a 2 bass chased it to the boat! I threw my a-rig in there and caught one and had another swiping at it! Just as we thought it was about to be on fire the bite stopped. I tried to fire them back up with my a-rig and slowing down with a sinko, but neither worked.
We moved to the cove across from the Youth Inc. Fishing the back left corner of the cove I put the boat in 5ft. We cast poppers and flukes to the bank in 1ft and worked back slowly. The next hour we had over 10 bites. We landed about 5 of them. No giants, but fun spot for the customers. The best spot to cast to was where the big boulder rocks come way out off the bank. This is always a good morning and evening spot! It is also not rare see smallmouth there too!
Hope yall have a good week!
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