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  • Posted by Brian on October 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Today I fished 5 hours with BCGS guide, Ben Malone(if you need any boat/trailer equipment maintenanced, repaired or installed on your boat, let BCGS’s certified electrician Ben Malone fix up you).

    We launched at Fate Sanders around 7am and headed down lake. The water was 62 degrees and 1.5ft clarity behind Four Corners where we started. After idling all the way passed the marina we stopped in 8ft on the big flat in the back. There was bait everywhere on our structure scan on the left side of the cove. Instead of starting on the bank with topwater we tried out deeper with our A-rigs. I cast mine out as far as I could(without throwing my back out) and retrieve at medium pace. Fifth cast……BOOM…..5lb largemouth! 20 minutes later I slammed a rock with my rig and when I jerked it out…..POW….5.5lb!!!! We fishing for another hour without another bite except for a hybrid and decided to try some other areas(bad decision).

    We motored down to the Nashville Shores Marina and fished the cove in the back. After 30 minutes of casting 1/2oz brown/orange jigs with no visible bait on the screen or surface we packed it up.

    We moved to the other side of Nashville Shores Water Park and scanned around in the back. The water clarity was less visible than normal, but there was random schools of bait in 4ft-8ft. We cast our 1/2oz rattle traps and A-rigs into 2ft bringing into 6ft. I had one strike on my rattle trap on shallow boulder rocks, but he unbuttoned. We scanned around some more looking for more bait, but was unsuccessful.

    Next we traveled to Suggs Creek and headed all the way to the back in the No Wake Zone. *At this time our pattern is trying to find shad in the backs of the creeks and coves that the bass have moved into to feed*. We fished the left pocket where there is a lot of isolated wood in 5ft. I flipped my 1/2oz brown/orange jig around the wood and tried a spook around the wood without a sniff. We trolled to the back bank and cast our rattle traps to scattered shad on the surface… takers.

    Our next spot was the left cove just past Hobson Pike bridge if you are heading down lake. We ran to the very back and stopped in the channel that runs up against the points. Sitting in 6ft-8ft we chucked our A-rigs to the points and in the middle of the coves where there was a little bait moving around. Ben caught one short fish on his A-rig and we both got snagged on the bottom a dozen times and was ready to leave.

    Our finally and best spot of the day was back behind Four Corners again. We idled to the back left where there was tons of bait and start with our A-rigs again. First 5 minutes…..SLAM..Ben caught a 2.5lb. 10 minutes later I caught a 2lb on my A-rig. Again, we were sitting in 6ft-8ft casting to the deeper parts where the bait were. On my rig I was using 1/4oz swim head jigs(which we sell in the store) with Zoom Swim Fluke Jr in white/silver back.

    For the day we did not catch a bunch of bites, but we had the right bites. Our 4 keepers weighed around 15lbs. The shad and bass are finally stabilizing in their fall pattern. The next 6 weeks should offer GREAT fishing! Call today and book your fall trip with us…615-278-6311. DON’T FORGET YOU CAN USE YOUR $25 OFF COUPON FROM SIGNING UP!


    Brian replied 9 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Abe

    October 25, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Nice Fish! That is a hog.

  • Dakota

    October 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the report Brian. Great fish. That’s the first time I think of ever heard you fishing Suggs Creek. Do you not go back there much?

  • shad3036

    October 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Brian, how do you rig your Alabama Rig since we can only have 3 hooks in Tennessee? Thanks

  • Brian

    October 26, 2014 at 2:28 am

    ifish Suggs Creek sometimes. I did a little bit in the summer and I do some in the winter. On the Alabama Rig I have 3 with hooks and 2 dummies with the hooks broken off.

  • simplecircuit

    October 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

    That’s funny.
    we spent about an hour fishing around Nashville Shores on Friday afternoon with zero results.
    i had one shake off on a flatsided crankbait in super shallow water up against one of the “sea walls”. were you fishing out of your boat? or Ben’s?

  • Brian

    October 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm


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