May 22 Foggy Topwater
My son and I hit the water just before 6am on Sunday and it was so foggy the visibility was probably about 20 feet. Motoring anywhere was out of the question. So We decided to fish around the cove at Stewart’s creek ramp. Throwing spooks and a frog we were getting action and caught a three pounder by the tires on the spook. Spook seemed to be getting more action so I tied one on for my son too. We fished on up the bank towards the river and had a few more bites but no hook ups. Once we got out towards the point the bass were schooling and busting the top. We got another solid keeper on the spook and a couple short fish. We fished there for another 30 min before it died down. For what ever reason we missed a lot of these (or the fish missed the spooks because we had a lot more bites than hook ups.) The fog started to break and we motored towards the bridge and the fog got thick again. We had to stop and end up fishing around the rocks. Once the up river side of the bridge I could hear fish breaking the top towards smyrna. We fished down the rocks toward the sound and discovered it was a bunch of carp up in the weeds. Been seeing a lot if these. I guess they are spawning. We kept throwing out spooks on the flat and got into another school of bass. I hooked into a 3+ pounder that came loose, then my son had the same happen to him. Few minutes later I hooked into a 4+. I knew it was big when I saw his mouth take the lure. I told my son to get the net just knowing it was probably going to come lose the way the day had been going. Luckily I got it to the boat and he netted it. We were pumped to land this one! We staying in that area and caught three more solid 16-17 inch keepers along with several more short fish. By 8:30 we had probably caught 20 bass. I guess the fog had them going. It was a lot of fun seeing my son get so much exciting top water action.
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