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  • November 1

    Posted by Brian on November 2, 2013 at 3:34 am

    I want to start this post apologizing for the inconsistency of reports. Over the past 2 months I have been posting reports every 2-3 days, but the last month the reports have been further apart. I commit to posting reports more regularly. Through the winter I will be fishing in the cold and keeping reports coming as well. I love this forum and am so excited to watch it grow and read all the discussions from everyone! What a great learning tool!

    Thursday I fished from 7am-3pm in the wind and rain. I started behind Fate Sanders Marina(where I have been catching some schooling bass) casting shad raps and buzzbaits. We had NO luck and left while I scratched my head. I thought they would be feeding everywhere in the rain and clouds.

    With the water falling I started thinking of main lake points and humps. On our way out of Fate Sanders we stopped at the hump with the cypress trees grow on top. We caught one short fish there on a shad rap #5, shad color.

    Then we moved to the cove before the Smyrna pump house(coming from Fate). The other day there we caught 10 bass there in 45min, there was bait everywhere! Today, nothing, no bait or bites. I was starting to get frustrated, thinking “what are these fish doing? Where is the bait?).

    So, we headed to Fall Creek and that is where the action started. We did not catch a ton in there, but fishing the two points off the cove on the right going in, we caught a couple bass, including one keeper(2 on a H2O square bill 3-5ft and 1 on a 1/2oz, brown Strike King jig with a Super Chunch Paca Craw trailer).

    From there we moved across the channel to the rocky point leading to the boat ramp. BAIT EVERYWHERE in channel! It appeared for some reason the bait pulled out. Casting our jigs to the rocks/bank we lost a 3.5lb-4lb at the boat trying to net it:(

    Our next area was back to the Smyrna pump house. We had to sneak back there over the shallow rocks were it is a little deeper(2-3ft). Casting 3/8oz Hoppys Hawg Buzz Buzzbaits, we caught a 6lb toad the first 20 minutes!!! This fish was in 1ft of water near the bank in the rocks. 5 minutes later, 4lb on the buzzbait. He breaks the line and we watch him jump out of the water(trying to shake the bait) for 15 minutes….that’s hard to watch! The next 2 hours we caught 12 more, some smaller, some decent. I did have another giant blow up on my bait and missed it right near the boat(I’ll be dreaming about that one for a week). This areas has a lot of aggressive bass, but time is of the essence. The lake is dropping 4” a day, so we probably have 3-4 days to fish back there. If it is cloudy, fish a buzzbait. If sunny, try a spinnerbait.

    My last spot was in the back of Stewart Creek near the boat ramp. There is bait everywhere back there too. Fishing a shap rap next to the boat ramp lost another 3lb-4lb largemouth! Poor execution today:( If we had more time I think we would have caught more back there. I would cast a shad rap or square bill in 2ft-4ft where there is bait and/or fish a jig on the rock bends.

    Fun day on the lake!!! Finally feels like fall! I’ll be out 8 days in a row fishing for bass and crappie, I’ll keep everyone updated!


    Brian replied 10 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • jcscobey

    November 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    What color buzz bait works best?

  • Brian

    November 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    We used white and white/chartreuse. Brian

  • frisky97

    November 3, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Brian, When you refer to the cove before the Smyrna pump house are you talking about the one where the house boat has been ancore for a week or so?

  • Brian

    November 3, 2013 at 12:43 am

    No, this cove is directly after the long bluff wall on the right after going under weakley lane bridge(heading up lake). Brian

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