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  • Old Hickory :: June 27

    Posted by blockel on June 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Started out of Sanders Ferry Park Saturday afternoon. I thought it was going to be a good day when I pulled up on the ledge/humps right outside of the launch and caught a keeper within a couple minutes on a 10″ worm. Man was I sadly mistaken. I proceeded to fish a lot of the ledges and humps around the mouth of Drakes Creek with a plethora of ledge/summertime baits and with little luck. I did lose a good one (3.5#) pitching to a shallow bush by deep water but that was about the extent of the excitement for me.

    Anyone else have any luck this weekend?

    halfbass replied 9 years ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
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  • halfbass

    Member
    July 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Ditto…Fished Sunday June 28 from 6am to 11pm out of Shutes Branch. Took a boat trip up to 109 bridge and tried to ledge fish back towards the dam and into the 2 large creeks 1 on the left and 1 on the right. Spotted many areas in 10-20 ft close to the main river channel but using cranks, texas rigged worms, jigs and shakey heads simply could not get a school turned on nada.

    Noted NO wind or current even though TVA said it was running 2 gen and 17,000cfpm. Seems lately that their app is worthless. Talked to 2 guys bass fishing back at the ramp and they both had the same luck.

    Reasons Maybe: 1st day of cold front – no current – no wind – bright sunny day

    June 14-15 will fish KY for 2 days with a guide out of Paris landing to learn better how to ledge fish…will report what I learned

    Jim

  • blockel

    Member
    July 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Sorry to hear about Sunday, it can be frustrating. Saturday was the first time in awhile I’ve left the water as defeated as I felt. Funny how it only makes me want to go more, haha. I guess that’s the addiction though.

    Good luck at KY Lake, that should be an awesome trip! If you don’t mind me asking, what guide service are heading out with?

  • halfbass

    Member
    July 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Going with Scott Patton

    Hope to learn what to look for on my HB 899 Side & Down Scan, how to approach the site without spooking the fish and how best to make them bite.

    Jim

  • halfbass

    Member
    July 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Will be interesting to see how much interest we get on this subject…surely we are not the only 2 people!

    Jim

  • superman0722

    Member
    July 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Hey guys.
    I dont really come on here much…but I was out this past Saturday morning until Noon. I stayed mostly mid lake, in Drakes and the surrounding pockets, and also down towards the Dam. I caught probably 18-20 fish. Most were short. But I did end up with 4 good keepers. A 3lb Largemouth and a near 4lb Smallie. I caught most of mine around boat docks. I saw a lot of shad balls in the deeper pockets off of the main channel. In some instances…the bass were trapping the bait against the docks and hammering them on top. I caught most of mine off the docks, flipping a soft plastic in around every corner, every pole, every ladder and every float pocket I could find. Not a ton of big fish, but had a good day boating some fish. Hope this helps.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    July 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the great report! Nice catch!

  • blockel

    Member
    July 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm
    quote superman0722:

    Hey guys.
    I dont really come on here much…but I was out this past Saturday morning until Noon. I stayed mostly mid lake, in Drakes and the surrounding pockets, and also down towards the Dam. I caught probably 18-20 fish. Most were short. But I did end up with 4 good keepers. A 3lb Largemouth and a near 4lb Smallie. I caught most of mine around boat docks. I saw a lot of shad balls in the deeper pockets off of the main channel. In some instances…the bass were trapping the bait against the docks and hammering them on top. I caught most of mine off the dockets, flipping a soft plastic in around every corner, every pole, every ladder and every float pocket I could find. Not a ton of big fish, but had a good day boating some fish. Hope this helps.

    Nice report! Did you find that they preferred any particular type of plastic (i.e. creature, beaver, worm, stick bait, etc.)?

    Thanks for the help!

  • superman0722

    Member
    July 3, 2015 at 2:57 am
    quote blockel:

    Nice report! Did you find that they preferred any particular type of plastic (i.e. creature, beaver, worm, stick bait, etc.)?

    Thanks for the help!

    I mainly used a creature bait in a Green Pumpkin color. Black and Blue worked, as well. Hope this helps you guys.

  • halfbass

    Member
    July 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Nice report thanks…Jim

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