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    Posted by halfbass on May 9, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Fished OH today from Shutts Branch…ran up to Station Camp fish left creek 2/3 of the way back. Water was stained to muddy 68-73 degrees. Lures 1/2 rattle trap in shad, 1/4 texas rigged watermelon lizard, 3/8 D-Bomb green pumpkin. Mostly fished bank out 2-8 ft of water plus all lay downs. Boated 7 fish in all 1 on rattle trap, 4 on lizard and 2 on d-bomb. Only 1 fish measured 2.3 lbs and the 8th fish I thought was a world record turn out to be a catfish ?? 25+ lbs.

    Jim

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  • Brian

    Administrator
    May 10, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Thanks for the report! That’s a good run from shutes to station camp.

  • halfbass

    Member
    May 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    You are so right…just in the habit of launching from Shutes Branch. I in fact fished the 3 major creeks south of Station Camp also. Just having trouble finding or catching any quality fish this year?

    Jim

  • dakota

    Member
    May 11, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Jim I’ve had good fishing in drakes creek lately. Check it out if you haven’t lately.

  • halfbass

    Member
    May 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks, I normally fish Drakes Creek during the week days based on it being so close to Shutes Branch…however on the weekends I find it miserably crowded with ski & pleasure boats and head up lake.

    Jim

  • blockel

    Member
    May 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    quote HalfBass:

    Fished OH today from Shutts Branch…ran up to Station Camp fish left creek 2/3 of the way back. Water was stained to muddy 68-73 degrees. Lures 1/2 rattle trap in shad, 1/4 texas rigged watermelon lizard, 3/8 D-Bomb green pumpkin. Mostly fished bank out 2-8 ft of water plus all lay downs. Boated 7 fish in all 1 on rattle trap, 4 on lizard and 2 on d-bomb. Only 1 fish measured 2.3 lbs and the 8th fish I thought was a world record turn out to be a catfish ?? 25+ lbs.

    Jim

    Jim, thanks for the report. If you don’t mind, could you provide some details on the the type of structure, pattern (if applicable), you were fishing to catch what you did? Thanks!

  • halfbass

    Member
    May 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    The structure I was targeting was hard bottom rock/gravel, grass and docks in 2-8 feet of water

    The pattern I was looking for were LM bass who had already spawned and where still close to shallow spawning flats.

    Trying for LM bass.

    Hope this helps…also any ideas would be appreciated, Jim

  • dwhbryan

    Member
    May 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Our boats must have crossed paths. My partner and I are getting ready for the Cystic Fibrosis charity tourney. We launched @ 6am from the boat ramp on the right. While I was parking the truck my partner caught a 2lber right off the ramp. We motored 5 minutes past the island and fished the bank on the right. First cast of the day brought a short fish on chartreuse red eye shad. With the boat in 5-8 ft casting to the bank and the boat houses we caught 6, 2 were keepers. we figured out early that chartreuse was the color to use. We headed to Drakes creek fishing the boat houses and docks across from Creekwood Marina. Cautht 4-5 more short fish on Chartreuse Zoom lizard Texas rigged and chartreuse Livingston square bill. We then motored up to Station Camp. Fishing the shallow coves and island near the duck blind , boat in 3-4 ft flipping to the bank into 1-2 ft. Caught a total of 6 bass all 1-2 lb flipping the lizard. 4 of those bass were caught in less than 5 minutes.
    Not a bad day, The boat ride back was brutal but learned a lot.

  • whit3240

    Member
    May 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I went out Friday afternoon around 3pm and fished until dark. I put in at Sanders Ferry, went into Drakes Creek and didn’t come out until I was ready to load up. I caught a total of around 30 largemouth. About 8 of them were keepers, but mostly right at 14 inches. I did have two exceptions with a 4lber and a 5.5lber. All fish were caught shallow (6ft or less). The patter I found effective (and was lucky enough to get on quickly) was grass. Anywhere I found grass, I found fish.

    As far as lures go, the most productive were buzzbaits and chatterbaits thrown along grass lines. When fishing an area of grass, I used these to pick off the more aggressive fish first, then slowed down the approach and flipped a texas rigged Zoom Big Critter Craw (Watermelon Red w/ Chartreuse Claws) into the grass and was able to grab a few more fish each time with this approach.

    All in all it was a very good evening on the water. Can’t wait to get back at it again soon.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    May 11, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Fun how a pattern carries throughout the lake. The grass is on fire right now! Great report!

  • dakota

    Member
    May 12, 2015 at 1:53 am
    quote HalfBass:

    Thanks, I normally fish Drakes Creek during the week days based on it being so close to Shutes Branch…however on the weekends I find it miserably crowded with ski & pleasure boats and head up lake.

    Jim

    Well very true I’ve fished it mostly Friday’s early.

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