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  • Posted by Brian on May 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Tuesday I launched from Shutes Branch with a client from 3pm-7pm.

    We started in the next cove on the right up from Shutes Branch. After idling behind the sailboats we stopped at the shallow grass in 1ft-2ft. We both started casting Bull Ribbit frogs(one was pumpkin/green and the other was pearl/brown with red flake). Casting into 8″ of water and slowly retrieving back we caught a 4+lb on the grass edge in the first 10 minutes! The next 100 years we landed several more, including another keeper! After the frog bite died down we switched over to shaky heads. I fished with a green/gold flake Zoom Trick worm and my client tried a green pumpkin crawfish. In front of the 2 houses in the back there are big rocks that come out from 1ft into 5ft. I noticed fish sitting on the rocks while we trolled over casting our frogs. I back off a little as we chucked our shaky heads in. The next 30 minutes we caught 6 more off the rocks in 3ft-5ft!

    I idled up to the next cove on the right, “Smith Creek.” We cruised to the back, found some more grass and started casting our frogs again. On the patch of grass on the left secondary point we had 4 blow-ups. One of which we landed……. 3.5lb! The other 3 were good size too, but did not stay hooked up. We idled further back fishing more grass without another bite.

    I made a long run down to Dupont Cove. We pulled out our shaky heads and cast to the left and right of where the water drains in 3ft-8ft. After 25 minutes and no bites I decided to get back on our grass pattern.

    We motored back up and into Shutes Branch Cove. After idling under the bridge we started on the point directly in front. With the frogs again we cast to the bank in the grass. We had 2 good bites, but none of them stayed buttoned.

    Back under the bridge we went to the far boat ramp. After passing the boat ramp we started on the bank next to the public fishing dock. I picked up a white fluke and started casting into 1ft while we sat in 3ft-4ft. My client stayed with the frog. First cast a 3lb blew up on my fluke and I swung him into the boat! A few minutes later my client had a few good strikes that missed his frog. With just a few cast left my client tried his shaky head in a patch of grass. Seconds later he thought he was hung in the grass when his rod bowed straight down! I said “you got one!” He fought the fish for 1 second and it got off.

    All and all it was a good trip. We caught several quality fish, even more short fish and had around 20 surface strikes. I know the bass are moving deep, but shallow grass is still phenomenal!

    whit3240 replied 9 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • whit3240

    Member
    May 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to get out on a Hickory in a couple weeks now due to having a tourney on Kentucky Lake last weekend. Glad to see the grass is still hot and producing!

    Quick question….where is “Dupont”? I have heard a few people refer to in it the past couple of weeks and I’m not familiar with the name. I’m sure I know the area of the lake, just not by that name.

  • tncreekmaster

    Member
    May 26, 2015 at 3:05 am

    The dupont cove is across the lake from lock 3 park. Its the first big cove on the left passing blackjack marina heading downriver

  • whit3240

    Member
    May 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Got it. Thanks!

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