Spent the afternoon on Old Hickory Lake bass fishing and will post in the Old Hickory forum tomorrow, but wanted to post another report on Priest from the other day. The highlighted spots from the trips have been the left point at Jones Mill Cove fishing with the boat in 25 to 40 feet of water and casting all around the green buoy in 6-8 feet. Strike King 6xd and 5xd has been the most productive lures, but also 1/4oz shaky heads and swing head jigs with Zoom trick worms and Big Bite Bait crawfish, both those colors in any natural color…..green pumpkin or brown. The mouth of Lamar Hill has been productive as well. The left and right point with deep-diving crankbaits in shad pattern have been catching schooling fish. I keep the boat in 20 the cast into 6-8 and drive my crankbait to the bottom then slow it down until the school and bass react. After 15 minutes of catching I make a move. In addition, the big long point on the left at the mouth is Stewarts Creek starting to turn on. With the boat in 15 -20 feet I cast of on top of the point 6 – 12 ft and burn my 6xd to the bottom and then slowly retrieve. This has been producing 10 to 20 bass my last couple trip. They are starting to feed at different time periods of the day, so if you don’t catch up in the morning go back in the afternoon. Lastly The long point on the right just inside Stewart’s Creek has been active. Out in front of the white PVC poles on the tip of the point and 20 yards up from there have been holding schools of bass that are feeding in the evenings. The temperature is now 80 degrees and these fisher are in their summer patterns. I’ll be out tomorrow to crappie fish. They have been biting good, we had 30 keepers yesterday.
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