Made it back out on the lake today after several days off. The day dis not go as planed, but we ended up catching a few of my first trip and having a good crappie trip in the afternoon. Launching from Fate Sanders at 6:30am we headed straight to the back of Four Corners. After idling past the marina we took a left to the back of the cove. My thought was to getting an area where there was water coming in from the creeks and also be around shallow boulders and rock piles and 2 to 5 feet of water. When we made it back there I could tell the water was not flowing from the creek. The water temperature was 76 degrees which was nice and we also had normal clarity with 1.5ft. Once we reached the little culvert in the back on the left we cast off the other side of the boat on top of the flat where there’s an old rock fence. I quickly caught one on my Heddon Jr spook in sexy shed. He wassitting in 1ft of half of water next to the boulder rocks. A couple minutes later. My client threw his Whopper plopper in 2ft of water and caught a short bass off the boulders as well. We fished the entire back left cove with the boat and 4-8 feet of water casting to the bank. After we fished that area thoroughly we idled all the way to the back right side of the Four Corners cove. We fished where the creek comes in and all the way around to the new boat docks. I kept the boat in 4 to 6 feet of water while we cast to the bank. We never had a single bite. Next I motored down lake passed Hobson Pike bridge into the cove directly on the left. Halfway back off one of the points there’s a roadbed that crosses in 6ft of water. We started there with our top water lures and a squarebill H2O in shad pattern. We caught one white bass in 4ft of water followed by barely a keeper largemouth on the crankbait. We continue down the entire bank until we reached the back of the cove. We kept the boat in 3 to 5 feet of water and fished the entire back creek without a single bite. There was not much wind so I cut across the main channel to the first cove on the right after you pass Hobson Pike bridge. I dropped the trolling motor 100 yards from the back and we fished the left bank, the entire back, and up the right side for 45 minutes. Again, we had no bites except one little small mouth on the bank. I figured I had to try something different. We motored back up lake and fished behind Fate Sanders Marina. Keeping the boat in 3 – 6 ft of water we cast squarrbill crankbaits, shaky head with a green pumpkin Zoom trick worm, and a 1/4oz rattletrap in sexy shad. Once again, we never had a single bite…. It was brutal. That was my first trip and it was not as I hoped. My second trip was much better. We fished for crappie while staying around Fate Sanders. We.focuses brush piles in 10 – 16 ft of water. We caughy several around Pooles Knob boat ramp, a few in front of Hong Kong Island on the flat, several over near Bryants Grove and a few more at the mouth of Stewarts Creek. For the day we caught about 25 and had a 12 keepers. Tomorrow I’ll be out for 6 hours bass fishing. Hoping for better results going to try some different things up lake and see if I can figure something out.
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