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  • My Best Day ever on Priest

    Posted by jard on May 23, 2014 at 3:53 am

    I put in at fate sanders at 7:30 and fished the left side of the cove with a buzzbait and caught 2, all very small. Made a run towards bryant grove, through both cut throughs and fished a cove on the right with a buzzbait and caught 3 more, all very small. I remembered Bryans post about the white PVC pipe on the point across from the ramp so I pulled in there on the flat and fished. Caught 4 with 1 being a keeper on the shakeyhead and had a big fish jump and throw it, boat sitting in about 8 foot of water. Then went on down to the bluff wall and fished the trees. I fished the bluff wall and that pocket with a shakey head and caught 2 more small ones.

    By now its 10:30 and I trolled back over to the PVC pipe on the point and my graphs just start lighting up with fish sitting right on the drop off. So I hang back from the pole and fish the drop off. Over the next two hours I caught 28 bass on that ledge. A 4.5 lb smallie on the first cast, a 5 pound, 2 – 4 pound largemouth and handful of 3’s. All fishing the shakeyhead. At one point I caught 8 fish on 8 straight cast. They were so active that I would get a bite and miss the hookset and another fish would grab it before it fell. Boat had to be sitting in 25-30 ft of water pointed towards the PVC pole keeping it between the opening and just working the ledge casting into about 15 and fish were sitting in 20. There’s not a lot like setting the hook on a fish 20 ft straight down cause for a second, they all feel like 5 pounds. They were so active I tied on a 3/4 football jig and on the first cast caught the 5 pounder I mentioned earlier. My best 5 went 18+ plus today. And not being funny, the one that threw my shakeyhead in the beginning, may have been bigger than them all. I’ve only had a few days like this in my life and never anything close on Priest. And yes, I have pics to prove it, no fishing tales. I’ll be back out there tomorrow to see if they’re still there. I’m in the 21′ fisher deckboat.

    -Justin

    ibdally111 replied 10 years ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • krogers79

    Member
    May 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Good post. I have had a few days like you speak of, but they are few and far between on Priest.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    May 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for the report. I might try the brants grove bluffs monday from the bank. I am only finding buck bass shallow now.

  • 5star

    Member
    May 24, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I wish I had a story like that to tell…

  • jard

    Member
    May 24, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Went back out again today with my 7 and 3 year old and only had about 2 hours to fish so we put in a smith springs and just fished the ymca cove. Caught 3 fish. A 4+ lb lm, a 3 lb lm, and a 5 lb catfish! Wish I knew how to post pics.

  • jard

    Member
    May 24, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Went back out again today with my 7 and 3 year old and only had about 2 hours to fish so we put in a smith springs and just fished the ymca cove. Caught 3 fish. A 4+ lb lm, a 3 lb lm, and a 5 lb catfish. He hammered my shakeyhead. I will post all my pics soon.

  • ibdally111

    Member
    May 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Awesome report and what a great day! We caught them yesterday up in west fork and had a pretty good day on size too. Looks like the bigger fish were biting for sure. Were any of your larger bass still holding eggs? Our 3 largest fish looked like they were still holding.

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