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    Posted by Brian on November 23, 2013 at 3:49 am

    The last few days on Percy Priest Lake have been fair. Wednesday we had 4 bass and yesterday we caught 9(7 short bass and 2 big drum). Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time on the water, but the fishing has been better.

    Now, today was better. I decided to try back in the river. We started at the East and West Fork split casting crankbaits, jigs, TN-rigs. There was bait everywhere, but we could not get any to strike. After 30 minutes we moved about 500 yards into the West Fork where there is a big rock point that comes out from the right bank. There we caught 5, including 3 keepers in 4ft-8ft! We caught one on a sr5(shad color), one keeper on a H2O 3-5ft square bill crank in sexy shad color, another keeper on a 1/2oz, brown jig, and two on the TN-rig with three storm swimbaits.

    From there we moved over to the East Fork near the East Fork boat ramp and I missed a big fish on a brown/black 3/8oz jig with green Paca Craw and caught two short fish on square bill.

    We hit a few spots with no luck before we headed to our last spot, first big flat on the right after the Jefferson Pike Bridge. There we caught 2 more, one on crankbait and another on buzzbait in 1ft-3ft.

    On my second trip I decided to go check out Spring Creek. Our first spot was at the mouth, fishing buzzbaits on shallow rocks we picked up our first fish on the first right point. Then we motored to the back and started casting Hoppy’s buzzbaits and Heddon zara spooks in 2ft-3ft. Fishing from the opening of the spring channel to the 840 bridge, we caught 3 on spooks and had 7 strikes. Most of the fish were smacking the bait, not eating it.

    Then we moved over to the back of Fall Creek and caught few small ones on sr5(shad color) and spooks. Once again, probably had 6 strikes on my spook, but only connected with 3.

    Finally we headed behind Fate Sanders before it got dark. Fishing the back with our Hoppy’s Hawg Buzz(black and chartreuse), we had 2 blow-ups and landed one keeper.

    All and all it was a better day. More keepers and more strikes, although we only caught 50% of them.

    Going to be cold out there next week, be safe!

    philip-nichols replied 10 years ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • degaman

    November 23, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Glad you had a decent day Brian. Was nice to run into you on the East Fork. I wasted a lot of time finding pockets of shad and trying to entice any bass that might be feeding. Finally, back close to the Mona boat ramp I caught a couple throwing a jig into cover. Wish I had done that from the start.

  • philip-nichols

    November 23, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I fished back in east fork the other day couldn’t buy a bass the water was clear! Then tried to see if any crappie had moved back in the river yet checked one of my honey holes back there and got a slab on the first cast thought it was gonna be on like donkey kong!! WRONG!!! Made 50 more casts in that spot hoping they were stacked in there changed color jig size everything and no more crappie. Tried numerous other spots with no luck. Guess it was a freak accident he was there haha

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