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  • May 29, Friday report

    Posted by Brian on May 30, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Yesterday was one of those days I’ll never forget!

    BCGS had a corporate trip with 24 people…..8 boats. We only fished from 2pm-430pm, but caught dozens of bass in the short time!

    My boat ended up catching the most and biggest and we only fished one spot for the entire time!

    So where was it? No big surprise. I fished the point and hump out from Bryants Grove boat ramp. We started in the little cove right a before the rock point, casting shaky 1/4oz shaky head(Hoppy’s shaky heads) with Zoom Trick Worms 7″(green pumpkin/purple flake and red/green flake). We caught 3 or 4 on the point, including 1 keeper. Then we trolling over a little near the PVC pipe, sitting in 25-28ft, casting in the direction of the PVC pipe. There is a lot of rock that extends out into the channel about 10ft-15ft. We caught 6 there with 2 more keepers. We continued down the hump casting on top of the gravel hump, dragging our shaky heads. We lost a few near the boat and boated 4 more with 2 more keepers! I started noticing a ton of shad skipping on the surface 50 yards on the flat towards down lake and rushed over to them. I tied on rattle traps for all more customers and we started casting to the shad. I after 5 minutes with no bites and no seeing any fish under the shad on my structure scan I determined they were just happy shad. I trolling back over towards our productive hump, starting at the red buoy near the channel and told the guys to keep casting their rattle traps. I tied on one of my favorite deep crankbaits and we all chucked our lures. In 30 seconds one of my clients had a 4lb+ on and I had on a 2.5lbs! The next 30 minutes we caught fish every few minutes with the same technique. After the feeding frenzy ended we went back to the front of the hump and started casting our shaky heads again. We caught several more with a few nice keepers! We had to get back to the dock(the guys company had awards for most fish, biggest fish) and turn in our fish. What a trip we had!!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!!

    Also, the long point on the right going into Stewarts Creeks has been producing fish on Texas rig worms. You want to sit in the channel and cast into the shallow ledge.

    Lastly, the island in front of Hobson Pike has been producing with shaky heads and Texas rigs in 3-6ft.

    Go get’em!!!! Be safe out there this weekend!

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 1 month ago 8 Members · 8 Replies
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  • eanderson

    May 30, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Which Island in front of hobson pike? The big one on the upper end or the two on the other end of the bridge?

    I dont know if I’ll get to go out this weekend. Sold my Nitro today and going to pick up a new phoenix tomorrow night!


  • Brian

    May 30, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Big one on upper end.

  • jard

    May 30, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I caught fish there all over memorial day weekend. But could not get one to eat a crankbait. I stink at crankbait fishing deep. Always catch and release so maybe they’ll stay there

  • creekcrappie

    May 30, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Brian, are you talking about the magnum trick worm when you talk about the 7″ trick worm? The regular trick worm is 6 3/4″ while the mag trick worm is 7 inches long. I have both, just wanting to know which one you are fishing. Thanks, Isaac

  • Dakota

    May 30, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Nice report Brian. I absolutely love deep cranks. This time of year through the summer it is so effective and you are right you can catch so many fish when you get them fired up with that crankbait.

  • blockel

    May 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Brian – When you refer to the Bryants Grove boat ramp, are you talking about Longhunter State Park or the boat launch over by the Jones Mill mountain bike trails?

  • bigmtfan

    May 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I fished that very same hump last evening from 7 til about 830…lost 2 small ones (10-12 inches) right at the boat…one on buzzbait other on a shaky head/white finesse worm. Apparently all the other fish on that hump were caught a few hours before I got there 🙂 I got one other fish (a 16 incher) about 11:00 along the bank between Stewarts Creek ramp and the point that meets the main lake channel. Got him on a black/red flake 7 inch worm pretty much right at the bank in maybe 3-4 ft.

  • simplecircuit

    May 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    re: happy shad.
    I went on a trip/lesson with a guide on KY Lake. His entire method was to follow bait fish. He said that if he only sees shad flicking on the surface that he will bypass an area because they aren’t in any sort of danger from predators. He’ll mostly focus if he sees them scurrying away on the surface or really tightly balled up on the sidescan or 2d sonar. I’ve taken this to heart and rarely cast around pockets or shallows where I see shad flicking about. I might be missing out on some fish by not fishing those areas, but it does make some sense.

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