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  • September 27

    Posted by Brian on September 28, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Better day today. Fishing with a client we caught around 8-10, including a few nice largemouths. Leaving from Four Corners at 6am, we started on the last point on the right about half a mile past no wake buoys. Fishing with buzzbaits we had several strikes with one decent largmouth. Then we moved near the La Vergne pump house point and had a couple strikes with a nice 3.5lb LM. The next 2 hours were a little slower, small fish here and there. Near the end of our trip we fished where we started the morning and snagged a few on jigs, including a 5lb drum! Our last spot was about 300 yards directly to the left(north) of Four Corners cove when you get to the end of the no wake buoys(coming out of the cove). There we had several bites on a Strike King Bitsy Jig, green pumpkin, 1/4oz, including another nice keeper!

    Not a really active day, but it was better than the last two. The bass are in transition right now before fall. The shallow bite is inconsistent and the deep bite is hard to find. I feel like since it cooled off and now has warmed up again, the bass are not really active in a concrete pattern. I am really looking forward to 70 degree days and low 50’s at night! Also, they should start lowering the lake any day now…..this will really turn the fishing on!


    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • philip-nichols

    September 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Brian what water temp do you think we need for fishing to blow up?

  • simplecircuit

    September 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I fished Friday from 12-5pm.
    Fishing the lower end of the lake, I couldn’t put anything together. I had a good largemouth bite a squarebill, but it didn’t hook up. I tossed a jig in as a follow up. It hit it hard,but didn’t hook up. They just weren’t biting it good. This was all in Hamilton Creek. I did catch a couple of spotted bass in 15ft of water around the old Anderson Road ramp on a football head jig. I also ran over to Porter Wagner point and found some HUGE schools of fish in 15-20ft on the graph. I couldn’t get them to hit anything though. Dropshot, jig, little george… They wouldn’t hit anything. I’ll post a pic of my graph later. It’s crazy how stacked and seemingly active the fish were. I agree with Brian, it seems like the bass are staging up for the fall movements into the creeks. J

    Water temps 76 in open water to 79 in the shallows. Water was relatively clear.

  • creekcrappie

    September 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    They just were not biting well Friday. I had a few pick up my jig only to spit it back out before I could get a hook set off. Brian, what trailers do you use for that small jig?

  • Brian

    September 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I like to use Paca Craw chunks. The claws tear off after you catch a fish(which is annoying), but they look spectacular on a jig. I am really looking forward to 60 degree water! Brian

  • philip-nichols

    September 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I want to get out and fish more but they keep offering overtime here Brian and I gotta buy supplies for duck season!! Haha

  • simplecircuit

    September 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    here’s a pic of my graph from friday.
    please excuse the water marks on the screen. i never think to clean it off until i’m on the water…
    i know it looks like it could be brush or trees, but i idled over it a couple times with downscan and structurescan, and didn’t see anything there. so, i’m left to believe there is nothing there but fish… i did get some bumps on a dropshot [4″ finesse worm], but nothing was hooking up. there were several other big bunches of fish in the same area. i’m open to suggestions on what might they might be.

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