MemberOctober 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm
This time of year at Old Hickory, I always have two go to lures…
1 – some sort of 1/2oz blade bait – silver buddy, xps lazer blade, heddon sonar, etc…
2 – lucky craft lv-500 – in shad colors
Both of these lures cast super far and can be burned back to the boat without fouling up too much. They are also pretty compact which I think helps to match the size of the tiny shad and fry that the bass are feeding on. Once you have the lures, you just have to find the bait. Brian is right, the back of Station Camp Creek is always good starting in October. Back on the other side of Gallatin Road there are a lot of log jams sitting on a huge flat. This area can be accessed via boat [super shallow, use the trolling motor and be careful not to get stuck] or from shore at the parking area. I also have a few main lake flats that always seem to hold fish on the lower end of the lake. You should be able to find them all by looking at a map. Anywhere there is a flat at the opening of a creek or pocket on the main lake seems to be a good place to try.