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    Posted by kessler82 on December 30, 2013 at 12:08 am

    In the interest of full disclosure, i’m pretty new to the bass boat scene, and have only been fishing for about 18 months. I am not an expert and I joined BC’s premium offering to learn priest and it’s seasonal patterns.

    I launched out of Fate Sanders around 1pm, the sky had just started to break up and air temp was in the lower 50’s, pleasant.

    I headed toward Spring Creek. First off, Priest is up about 2 feet or so from when I was up last week. To my surprise, water temps were 54 degrees where I was fishing along the bluff wall, when I left I found 55 degrees. I fished the bluff wall back and forth for probably 2 hours. I however did not have a single bite. I threw the kitchen sink at them; including: Red Eye Shad, SSR 5 in minnow, SSR7 in crawfish, black/blue jig with paca chunk, watermelon seed jig with a watermelon seed super speed craw, throw a spook, nada. There were active bait fish, and they were popping on the surface, however I was unsuccessful in locating any bass.

    I do have one question about running back there. It really confuses me. The same can be said going up river, but I’ll use downriver as the example. There is a green channel marker on the far left hand side, alot of people fish near it, but then maybe a couple hundred yards ahead is a sole red channel marker, it’s almost like a zig zag between the two, I come off plane to navigate it because it’s just so damn confusing to me. Just remember, I’m new, so I’m sure you guys know what the deal is.

    degaman replied 10 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Brian

    December 30, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Glad to have you and welcome aboard Kessler! I heard the bass werw tough out there this weekend but, good report. Those buoys are not in the correct place. They really need to fix them. You need to stay to the right of the green buoys( going up lake).

  • degaman

    December 30, 2013 at 2:00 am

    I would never rely solely on the buoys as they are prone to unanchor and drift indiscriminately. Even with accurate GPS mapping, it is probably a good idea to navigate slowly until you can recall the channels from memory, especially back in the creeks or forks.

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