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  • Spring Creek 1-9-14

    Posted by degaman on January 9, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    My son and I launched at Jefferson Springs this morning. Water temp was 38 degrees. We tried jigging bladebaits along the dropoffs with no success. On the way to Spring Creek we noticed an abundance of shad where the river meets the two creeks, especially at the mouth of Spring Creek. Fall creek was frozen over.

    Water temp at the finger coves was in the low to mid 50s. At the mouth of the feeder creek we lucked into a school of moderate size largemouth. Caught 5 there on luckycraft jerkbaits and Tennesse Rigs, 3 of which measured. We caught another 4 during the remainder of the day.

    About midway back out of the creek, we switched to slow retrieving crappie magnets. We loaded up on white and yellow bass, and lots of crappie, including many keepers.

    Despite enduring a couple of sleet showers, it was a pretty good day.

    degaman replied 10 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • degaman

    January 10, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Picture of nice catfish my son caught today:

  • Brian

    January 10, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Nice cat! Catch it on a blade bait?

  • degaman

    January 10, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Yes Brian.

  • blockel

    January 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Sounds like it was an exceptional day! Thanks for the post and pic, Degaman.

  • simplecircuit

    January 11, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Catfish must be on a bladebait bite this month.
    I talked to a kid fishing in Hamilton creek who had caught a 6lb flathead in a blade bait in 30ft of water on a blade bait.

  • degaman

    January 13, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Tried to do a replay of Thursday today. Wasn’t happening. Recent rains have reduced water clarity significantly. That coupled with the shad moving further up Spring Creek and the adjoining waters at 52 degrees compared to 54 in the creek probably had something to do with the lack of bite.

    Will see what happens in a couple of days.

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