I started out today at 6:30 am in hopes of getting my clients John and Ben in on some action before the storms rolled in. I launched at Stewarts creek boat ramp and ran up to the mouth of Fall creek the water temp. was 52-54 degrees. The birds were very active on the baitfish in this area so we began our day here. We started out with topwater spooks and shallow cranks. After a few cast I catch the first one of the day on a small H2o (Academy brand) shad rap type of crank bait. It wasn’t a very big one probably only 1-1.5 lb. bass but it let me know that we were on the right track. We continued on around the channel heading farther back into the creek continuing to fish the stumps and rock flats. After a little while without anymore action I picked up the old trusty shakey head with a green pumpkin trick worm and started working the drops at the channel ledge and after a couple cast “BAM” a little bigger bass right where the ledge drops from 2 feet down to 6 feet. Ben has been throwing topwater and John was throwing the H2o shad rap. “I handed it to him after I caught the one on it. then a few cast later John hooks up on the H2o a nice chunky spotted bass. We continued deeper into the creek now we are where the first bluff ledge is on the left and the crappie pole is on our right. Not getting anymore bites on the shakey heads I decided to switch to a crawfish on the shakey heads. After a few cast on the rock ledge “BAM” another bass about 2 pounder. Ben puts a brush hog on his shakey head and tries it. John puts on the craw and after a few cast on the rock ledge “BAM” he hooks up with another chunk of a spotted bass. Lots of schooling activity starts just down from us so we head that way. We get there throwing spooks and cranks with no luck. Back to the rocks and stump ledge with the craw. I cast to the bluff on the right side near the spring and “BAM” another chunky little spotted bass. John is trailing behind me with his shakey craw and “BAM” he hooks a little largemouth. Ben is still struggling with his brush hog. I pick up my spook and fire it near a stump on the channel ledge and a bass makes a go at it but missed. Ben and John begin fishing that side of the channel. I picked up my craw again and fired it back to the rocks and this time I got that good HARD THUMP I swing into it and boat a nice 3 lb. largemouth that coughs up a large shad as I got it near the boat. By now Ben puts on a craw and we now know that we need to stick to the craws and the spooks. A little farther down John hooks up on the rock wall on the right. Ben misses one by the stumps on his craw. I fire the spook to some stumps and one swirls on it but misses so Ben picks up his spook a Stike King sexy dawg and continues to cast in that area and catches one on the sexy dawg. John then catches another nice bass on his craw. Ben cast the sexy dawg aroung the stump ledge a few more times then a bass explodes on his plug missing it. He stops it then twitches it and again this huge bass bust it but does not hook up. Ben continues with the sexy dawg and again just a few cast later catches a nice 2 plus largemouth. Then 2 cast later Ben hooks up again. This time its a good one a nice 4 lb. largemouth. The storms ended or fun once the first lighting bolt was seen in the distance. All in all a very good day spent with good people and lots of bass.
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