The lake is still in good shape. If we can avoid 42 inches of rain, soon we will be in prime crappie season. Today the water was stained but not muddy at all. Water temps in the main lake were 47.1 and 49.3 in the creek channel.
We trolled with Driftmaster trolling rigs, Mr crappie 12 foot crappie rods and Kalins triple threat grubs. The morning started out slow but quickly picked up when the sun came out. Fish were holding tight to the drop off into the channel in 10-12 feet of water. They would not move much to take a bait so you had to put it right in their face.
We took a lunch break and decided to check out Hoppys Grill in the fate sanders marina. I must say they have really made this place nice and the food was great!
The day ended with 20 crappies, a few hybrids, and several largemouth.
HR 621 is a bill that would have allowed the sale of over 3 million acres of public land. This land was identified as disposable by the Clinton administration. The bill was sponsored by Jason Chaffetz, a republican from Utah.
These lands were small parcels in 10 western states. When sportsman and women found out that all these small plots equaled an area the size of Connecticut they began putting pressure on their legislators. Because of this pressure HR 621 was withdrawn yesterday. The following is a quote off Representative Chaffetz’s twitter account.
“I am withdrawing HR 621. I’m a proud gun owner, hunter and love our public lands,” wrote Chaffetz. “The bill would have disposed of small parcels of lands Pres. Clinton identified as serving no public purpose but groups I support and care about fear it sends the wrong message. The bill was originally introduced several years ago. I look forward to working with you. I hear you and HR 621 dies tomorrow.”
Fly South is happy to announce we are holding a Introduction to Saltwater patterns class on March 11 2017. The class will be taught by professional fly tier Troy Basso. The class will begin at 915 Am and wrap up around 315 Pm. This is considered an advanced class and you will need basic knowledge of tying. We are limiting this class to 6 students so contact the shop to get you spot reserved. Cost for this class is 75.00.
Well the cold finally had an impact on the lake. Water temps dropped to the high 40’s and slowed down the bite just a little.
However the long line bite is still there but the fish have moved a little deeper. Kalins triple threat grubs and Mr. Crappie slabslicious soft plastics were on point as normal.
Long lining is hard on your trolling motor batteries so now is the time to drop by C & O marine to have yours checked.
The crappies are hot and only getting hotter so book your spring trip today.
As of 2017 we are booking trips to go Noodling, or hand fishing, for catfish! These trips will be guided by Josh Stinson, who was featured on the cover of the August edition of Mid West Outdoors. All trips will be on either a 20 foot bass boat or a pontoon boat depending on the number of people. Lunch and all required equipment is provided by us so all you need is a good attitude, brave heart and a fishing license. Trips will begin at either 8 am and run until 2 PM or begin at 1 PM and tun until 7PM. These trips are a short lived endeavor as we will start running them in late May and stop on the last weekend in June.
Trips are 350.00, for up to three people. Each additional person is 50.00. We require a 50.00 deposit to secure your dates.
Currently all Sunday are booked.
Available date are as follows
May 25 & 26
June 1st & 2nd
June 8th & 9th
June 15th & 16th
June 22nd & 23rd
To book your adventure you can contact me via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org for you can call us at 931-639-7468.