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  • Posted by Brian on May 16, 2014 at 3:30 am

    What a great day on the lake with David Dukes!

    Fishing from 8-4pm for bass we started in the cove straight across from the second cut through coming from Fate Sanders(going down lake). Yesterday I had a blast fishing in that cove with poppers, buzzbaits, spooks and swimbaits. We caught over 25 white bass, hybrids, and largemouth bass…….including a 5+lb largemouth! The fish were feeding everywhere in the back of the cove in 2ft-8ft.

    Today as we approached the same cove, there were no action in the back. We fished for 45 minutes with only 1 fish:( Irritated, I motored up and headed towards the back left cove in Bryants Grove. With the recent rains the water level has rose almost 1ft and I knew there would be water coming from the creek back there. The next 45 minutes we caught 10 bass! All fish were caught on Texas rig worms and shaky head with a 3/16oz weight. Watermelon/red flake and black and blue in 2ft-4ft of water was the trick!

    Next we headed to the Weakley Lane bridge and caught 2 short bass on the pillars with green pumpkin sinkos fished wacky style.

    We zipped around the corner and fished the left point of Fate Sanders Cove. Fishing with the same plastic worms we caught a couple bass, including a 3.5lbs in 3ft!

    Smith Spring was calling my name, so we saddled up and drove to Anderson boat ramp. Fishing from the boat ramp and 200 yards towards the back of the cove, we caught 4 bass on the same plastic worms. All fish there were caught in 4ft.

    We moved into the cove to the right of Hobson Pike under the power lines. Fishing the rip rap with our worms we caught 2 more bass in 6-8ft.

    With all the fish that we caught yesterday in the cove straight out from the second cut through, I decided to head back. Instead for topwater lures we tried our trusty plastics worms. What a great way to end the day! Fishing the entire back bank we caught 10 more including 3 more keepers on green pumpkin Trick worms. These fish were active, busting on the surface here and there.

    All said and done we caught around 30 bass!!! Not a ton of big fish, but what fun setting the hook on plastic worms all day! Thanks David for a great day!

    degaman replied 10 years, 1 month ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • degaman

    May 16, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Nice outing.

    My son and I fished from 9pm to 1am and caught 17, including 6 keepers, 2 of which weighed over 3 lbs each. He caught his 5 slow rolling a spinner bait, while I caught all of mine on either a 6″ black lizard Texas rigged or a magnum black lizard Carolina rigged. All were caught mid-lake around the Long Hunter area.

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