2/27/17

Post Reply
User avatar
Jay Daniel
Posts: 390
Joined: January 7th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

2/27/17

Post by Jay Daniel » March 1st, 2017, 10:04 pm

Weather: Cloudy, Parly Cloudy 50's Wind 5-10mph
Water: 52-54 clear to partly stained
Bait: 4-6" gizz
Time: 9:00 - 5:00
Techniques: freeline planers, redirigs, Lighttlines

I had planned to fish Sml Sunday and Monday, but figured with the cold front Saturday night it may not be a good catching day so opted for closer waters. Launched in a familiar creek and made our way to the back in search of bait and fish. No such luck as there were only scattered bait pods. Worked towards the mouth and finally started marking more bait. Put the spread out 3 bank side boards, 3 channel side, and 2 staggered redirigs. Over the next couple hours missed several fish that would just run on the bait and never hook up. I really think we could of had a limit quick if we had smaller bait. The threadfin population seems to be pretty good this year with the warm winter so that probably had a lot to do with it.

Made a move around lunch time to another creek and fished new waters. Pretty amazed to find that this creek held 10x the amount of bait than the previous. Marked bait from the mouth all the way to the back end. Made a couple throws on what looked like bigger bait, but only pulled up 1 small gizzard. Put out the same spread and had slightly better success.
Had several blowups and connected with two along with four 8-12lb blues. Cats on the planers almost mimic being hung up as slow as the board moves back.

The bait really still seems to be everywhere, still marking big schools on the main lake. I think this has the fish scattered so it's hard to nail down any schools. Birds were working the 1-2" bait all day in the creek, didn't ever see any fish breaking. Still a decent trip and the new trolling motor worked great.

Image

Image

Image


Fatty and his crackhead brother. Both the same length..

Image

Skinny guy had a mouthful.

Image


Couple screenshots from earlier in the year.

Image

Image

User avatar
Mike Ward
Posts: 5305
Joined: March 30th, 2011, 8:04 am
Location: Mebane, NC / Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Contact:

3 Cans

Post by Mike Ward » March 2nd, 2017, 12:03 am

Nice report! Should have come on up to SML - we could have fished together!
Image
mwardncsu

User avatar
will hackney
Posts: 1230
Joined: June 23rd, 2012, 10:52 pm
Location: Hickory, NC

Re: 2/27/17

Post by will hackney » March 2nd, 2017, 9:25 am

Nice report Jay. That sonar puts out some sweet looking graph shots.

User avatar
Shawn McNew
Posts: 7433
Joined: March 26th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Location: Lake Allatoona

Re: 2/27/17

Post by Shawn McNew » March 2nd, 2017, 1:52 pm

Awesome report! Thanks for sharing
Image

User avatar
Steve Hightower
Posts: 1353
Joined: March 7th, 2013, 3:12 pm
Location: MARIETTA, Ga. 30060!
Contact:

Re: 2/27/17

Post by Steve Hightower » March 2nd, 2017, 4:17 pm

"Fatty and his crackhead brother"
:rofl: :rofl:

Wicked screenshots bro!
My Grandpa's favorite fishing phrase...."Come on baby... Hit me one more time Loretta!!"

Post Reply

Return to “Kerr/Buggs Island”