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    Posted by Brian on November 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Today I had the day off and wanted to get out for some solo fishing with my dog “Mo”. It was a good day in my book. Fishing from 7am-1:30pm I caught 10, including 3 keepers.

    I wanted to fish mid lake again, so I drove down lake to the cove behind Four Corners. Fishing the right side of the cove(only spot where it was calm), I caught one short fish on a white Hoppy’s 3/8oz Buzz Hawg. The other day I caught several there and was hoping for the same results. I idled to the bluff wall on the left(coming out of cove) and started fishing a Strike King “Hack Attack” jig(1/4oz in brown/orange with Paca Craw chunck Mardi Gras color). First cast I had one pick it up, I set the hook…missed it:( The rest of the bluff no bites. Once I reached the end of the bluff I started casting my SSR5(bluegill pattern) and pick up my first keeper. I fished the cove around to the marina boardwalk and picked up another short fish with my jig on the boardwalk concrete blocks.

    Then I moved to the front of the marina and fished the left point and down 50 yards with my ssr5….nothing.

    I motored across the lake to Long Hunter boat ramp fished the back of the cove. I had one strike on my buzzbait and caught 3 with 2 keepers on my ssr5, shad color. All these fish were in 1ft-2ft of water.

    I fished the entire rock bank between Long Hunter and Bryants Grove, alternating between buzzbait and shad rap in 1ft-3ft….nothing.

    Then I headed towards Hong Kong Island into the two coves on the left(Pooles Knob campground cove and cove before that one). In the Pooles Knob cove I caught three short bass with my ssr5 on the back bank and zeroed in the other cove.

    Lastly, I fished the cove across the second cut through(coming from Fate Sanders). I landed my last fish there on my ssr5 and then packed it up and headed to the house. Good day, but would have loved to see a big girl or two.


    frisky97 replied 10 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • bugs

    November 20, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Great report Brian, Love the detail.
    I fished the cove on the back side of Four Corners 11 until 2. I caught 2 short fish on a 1.5 square bill, nothing on Hoppy’s Hawg. I also tried the sr #5, but no luck. Questions is do you use ssr#5 to keep it from getting in the rocks, are is there another reason? I have had issues with sr#5 banging the bottom, which I like but it also tends to get caught in the rocks.

  • Brian

    November 20, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I use ssr5 because the fish im fishing for are in 1-2ft. I bang the bottom with the ssr5 a lot. It kinda stinks because if you get stuck too shallow you cant get it, but the fish love it.

  • bugs

    November 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Message sent…message received! I am tying it on today.
    You keep teaching and we will keep fishing or is it catching with BCGS.
    Happy Holidays Bugs

  • simplecircuit

    November 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Last year, I got a T&H Money Pole specifically for getting crankbaits out of super shallow water.
    It also works for getting them out of trees [which my partner is prone to doing]. Totally worth the cost. I know BPS has a cheaper version and I believe Frabill makes something similar. These things pay for themselves at this time of year. Also, for anyone wondering… I’m not affiliated with any of these companies, it’s just a tool that I’ve found extremely useful in retrieving lures from super shallow snags [hate to lose my lucky crafts].

  • frisky97

    November 21, 2013 at 3:44 am

    I agree, I’d give up my paddle before I’d give up my pole…

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