Today I tested my manhood by baring the cold temperature and high winds for a few hours. I launched my boat at Fall Creek boat ramp with the thoughts of staying in the creek. Fishing with sr5 in craw color pattern in 3ft-6ft…….no fish. I also tried 3/16oz shaky heads(with watermelon Zoom Trick worms) on the rock bends and spooks on the isolated stumps on the channel ledge…..no fish. Water temp was 46-49
So I motored out of the creek and started heading down lake. After I pasted Spring Creek I stopped on the next bluff wall on the right. I started at the end of the bluff wall at the transition. Fishing in 2ft-8ft with my sr5(craw) I had 2 on the line and landed one. Then I tried the other side of the bluff wall and caught 2, including one keeper. Both fish were caught in 3ft-5ft.
My fingers were numb now and I was thinking of another area out of the wind. I headed toward the back of Spring Creek where the water is a little warmer(57) because of the spring in the back. The wind was blowing pretty hard back there so it was not a long stay, but I had one hook-up(about 2.5lbs) that shook the hook when jumping out of water. The water was a little stained and with the 57 degree water temp I tried a bait I grew up fishing with on the Potomac River, a Mann’s -1 Baby. This bait goes 1ft, had a wide wobble, which displaces a lot of water and loud rattles! Im not sure of the color, but it similar to a Bandit-Root Beer.
Well, I still feel like a man. The air temp was in the 20’s, the wind was 20mph out of the N and I had 5 on and landed 3 in 4 hours.
The next few weeks I am going to spend time mid and down lake fishing deep with blade baits! Excited to learn more and catch some schooling fish!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
A lot to be thankful for, God Bless,
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