The last few days on Priest have been great! I recently arrived to the beach for our family vacation, but have able to hear a few active areas on the lake.
The crappie have been biting well in 13ft-18ft mid lake around Hong Kong Island, Bryants Grove, and Long Hunter. Chartreuse Crappie Magnets on 1/8oz and tight lining minnows in brushpiles have been producing.
The bass and white bass have been feeding in several different areas throughout the day. In the mornings and evening the bass, white bass, and hybrids have been surfacing and feeding beneath the surface in the cut through between Four Corners and Hong Kong. The back side of the rock hump(closest to Four Corners) has been the most productive each morning. Casting KVD 1.5 in shad color, 1/2oz Red Eye shad rattle traps, Alabama Rigs, flukes and white crappie magnets have been very productive in the schools. I have been chucking my lure into the feeding fish and reeling with a fast retrieve.
Throughout the day the flat across from Hong Kong has had active largemouth bass feeding on the surface. They have been coming up to feed on the shad and have been biting rattle traps cast into the middle of the school. You do have to wait until they come up around you, but when they do they are larger fish in the 2-2.5lb range! The same variety of lures have been working here.
Another productive area in evening hours is behind Hong Kong in the No Wake area. There is a shallow flat 3ft-6ft directly behind the island that the fish have been feeding on. Once you arrive scan the surface with your eyes for 2-4 minutes. If you do not see any activity then scan with your electronics to see if the fish are active beneath the surface. I like to cast rattle traps here first because I can make long cast and burn the lure back. Most active fish will strike if they are in the area.
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