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  • Report December 2-4

    Posted by bdeat2 on December 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Well I am in between projects at work, so I’ve been getting as much fishing in as possible before the next gig. I went out Monday and started in the back of the YMCA cove. I started fishing a squarebill on the back flat with no luck. I started working up the right side bank (going out) and picked up the trusty shad rap. On one of the first few casts I stuck a 5lber that was sitting on a boulder in about 3 FOW. With no more luck I moved to on stopping at several places with no luck. I ended up running to the bluff wall outside of Hobson boat ramp. There I caught another 5lber as worked closer to the point outside of Hobson. She really thumped the jig in about 17 FOW. After working that spot a little more with no luck I moved on to the small island next Bear Island and caught 2 largemouth that were 14″. I made one more stop on the point/roadbed by Hamilton Creek boat ramp. There, I picked up 2 nice smallies in my first 5 casts on a jig. Overall, fishing was slow, but the bites i did get were quality ones so it was definitely a great day.

    On Tuesday I was excited to get back on the water since the weather was supposed to be nicer, but fishing was tough for me. I fished several of the same spots and a few new ones. I only caught one keeper on Tuesday which really surprised me. I lost what felt like a good fish in the YMCA cove on a jig, but my line broke.

    Even though I had a tough day on Tuesday, I went back Wednesday and didn’t catch a thing. I had 1 bite on the jig and missed the fish and had 3 bumps while slow rolling a spinnerbait. I guess that’s fishing though. Always great to get on the water, fish or no fish. Hopefully the weather stabilizes some next week, so I can get back out.

    Here’s a pic from the fish I caught on Monday.

    bdeat2 replied 10 years, 6 months ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • simplecircuit

    December 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    You’re killing me!!!
    Those fish are great. Excellent work! Although I’m happy to be employed, it’s weeks like this that get to me. Great on Mon-Fri, then brutal on Sat/Sun.
    Did the smallies come from the deeper water? or the Largemouth? Great catch.

  • blockel

    December 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Holy smokes, that’s one hell of a catch!

    What jig do you usually throw when you’re on Priest?

  • degaman

    December 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Very nice catch ya got there.

  • Dakota

    December 6, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Man nice job great catch

  • bdeat2

    December 6, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Thanks all. Wish I could’ve got on more Tuesday and Wednesday, but that’s how it goes. SImplecircuit, the smallies were in 12-14 FOW.

    Blockel, I like to throw a D&L Tackle Baby Advantage jig 5/16 oz with a NetBait Kick ‘n B trailer in summer craw. The colors I throw most all the time is opps and cumberland craw and occasionally black & blue.

  • creekcrappie

    December 6, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Those are some giant bass! What was the water temp at the lower end of the lake?

  • rolltidech

    December 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Nice Catch!!!

    Chuck Howell..

  • bdeat2

    December 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    The water temp on Monday was 49-51. By Wednesday it was 53-54 in spots.

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