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    Posted by Brian on September 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Yesterday I had several trips. My first was a bass trip from 6am-11am. We started out in Stewarts creek, the little cove where the boat ramp is. There as been a lot of bait in that cove and out around the points at the mouth. We threw buzzbaits in the back of cove with no action. Most of the bait was out near the mouth and there were a bass feeding here and there. We decided to move back to the Smryna pump house cut-through where we were catching fish weeks ago. The water is around 1ft lower, so you can’t fish as far back as we once did, but there is still a lot of weeds in 2-3ft. After fishing for just a few minutes I noticed a group of duck hunters 200 yards down the bank, so I decided to abandon my spot and let them have it.
    From there we moved to the mouth of Spring Creek. We fished buzzbait on the far right flat. Once again, the water is lower so we could not get to the back where I like to fish, but we were able to fish the point on the left where we started catching fish. We put our boat in 2-4ft and cast to the bank with out buzzbaits and caught 6 bass and lost several more.

    After that spot we moved to the back of Spring creek and fished a little cove where we caught a few schooling bass on Bandit 100 crankbaits, shad color pattern. While fishing there we saw several big bass feeding on the surface, but could only get a few to bite. When reeling one of those bass we saw 5-6 bass following the one on our line…….get sign for fall fishing!

    At the end of our trip went behind Fate Sanders Marina and caught 1 on a crankbaits. There were some shad in the back, but not much….yet!
    Brian

    Brian replied 10 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • bclifton

    Member
    September 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    good report Brian. Do you use the a rig any during the fall? i am pretty new to using it and wondered if it would be a good fall lure to use. I am going out Saturday for a church fishing tournament and am very excited about the slight cooler temps coming. I am a little dissappointed with the rain its calling for, but hopefully that will activate the top water bite even more. Hopefully the wind will not be too strong, but lately I have got a bit used to it.

  • degaman

    Member
    September 21, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Brian let me launch ahead of him at the Fate Sanders boat ramp. I was fishing the mouth of the Stewart’s Creek cove that he mentioned in his report when he came in. There were scattered largemouth feeding on the abundant shad. Although they didn’t appear to be schooling, most that I saw were nice measuring fish. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get them to hit the fluke I was fishing.

    It was a slow day, period.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    September 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I do use the a-rig in the fall and throughout the winter. It appears to be the best seasons for me with it.
    Brian

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