Yesterday I hit the lake from 2-dark.
My thoughts were to try rattle traps and topwater on shallow flats where the wind had been blowing all day.
First stop, Smyrna pump house cut through. There was minimal bait back there. We started on the north entrance and fished all the way to the pump house without a bite. We tried buzzbaits, spooks, spinnerbaits and jigs. It looks great, but no action.
Next we moved to Fall Creek. I thought the bait might be in at the back of the creek with the cooler temperatures. However, we never made it to the back of the creek because once we entered the creek off the main channel there was bait everywhere on the left flat near the island. We stayed there and fished rattle traps and A-rigs for over an hour. We probably caught 12-14 bass, including one giant 10 striper! I keep the boat in 4fy-8ft and we would cast into 2ft-4ft where every the bass were feeding on the bait. The lure that dominated was a Strike King Red Eye shad in chrome and blue. A slow or fast retrieve was not the ticket, you had to pump or sweep it in and they were hitting it on the fall.
With the new time change it started getting dark on us. I moved to Stewarts Creek to cast buzzbaits on the log right point once you enter the creek. We idled up to the point, but before we even made it to the point we saw fished busting the surface. We picked up our rattle traps and started making long cast into 2ft. BOOM, POW, SMASH!!!! The next 25 minutes we caught several nice largemouths, hybrids and white bass! We stayed as long as we could see and then headed to the ramp with smiles on our faces!
Great fall trip!
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