Was out yesterday morning for a half-day trip for bass. We had a pretty good day with several nice largemouth keepers and several smaller fish. The water temperature was 69 degrees and almost 2 feet below winter pool.
We started in the back of Four Corners Cove behind the marina. We’re idled through the no wake zone all the way to the first point on the left passed the boat ramp. Starting with a sonner color Whopper Plopper(size 90) with the boat and 7 to 9 feet casting into one foot around the shallow boulder rocks. We had one little bite on the point, but no takers and moved down the flat to the next point. In between the points on the flat there was matted grass that is still in 1 foot of water. As we came to the first patch of grass I instructed the 12 year old boy to cast to the edges of the grass. On his second cast, boom, he caught a 3lb largemouth! We continued down further to the next point and I had another small blow up on my Heddon spook Jr in sexy shad pattern. We fished down the creek channel all the way to the back following the fence row on the right where there’s a high rise of boulders and a few isolated stumps. We caught one short bass off a lay down and then another short bass in the back off the old fence Row in 1 foot of water.
We motor out of the cove and then cruised under Hobson Pike bridge to the cove on the left just after. We stopped all the way in the back in 4 feet of water surrounded by boulder rocks. We picked up the same lures and started casting into 1-2ft of water near the bank and out in the open to the boulders. The wind was starting to blow into the back of the cove slightly which was a good the fish would turn on. Casting off both sides of the boat we had two blow ups that missed our lures. As we reached the back of one of the points we caught a small largemouth off a threadfin shad 1/2 oz rattle teap made by Academy. On our way out we caught two keeper largemouth on our topwater lures on the same boulders we started on. We also had two more on that got off shortly after the hook set. It was evident the fish were starting to roam and feed more. With just a little time left we stopped at one more place on the way in.
We stopped at the flat across from Bryant’s Grove boat ramp. We cast to the bank around the boulder rocks all the way up to the point where the PVC pole is. We had no action which I thought was surprising because the current was coming right by the point. Nevertheless it was a pretty active morning. With the cooler temperatures now and the lake dropping the bite is getting better. It’s going to get even colder the next few days. I can’t wait to see what the trips bring in and how the tournament I’m going to do does Saturday.
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