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.
The bite on Priest has been staying steady. The fish seem to be holding to the inside of creek channels out in 10-12 feet of water. As of this weekend the lake was still in the Mid 50’s and water clarity was stained but, not muddy. The wind has been a factor the last few trips and made long lining a challenged but, the Ranger RT 178 tracked extremely well in the wind blown channels.
Fish fell to both Strike king slab hammer crankbaits in a citrus shad and the Mr Crappie slabalicious in the Hot chicken .com color. The crankbaits were trolled in 15 feet of water at a high rate of speed (1.5). The key was to run them at least 100 feet behind the boat. The jigs with the slabalicious hot chicken were trolled at .7 mph and had to be kept far behind the boat as well. We tried using 1/16 jig heads but could not seem to get down to the fish but an 1/8 seemed to put us right above their heads.
After a dinner of Crappie Filet Scampi we are loaded up and ready to get after them again this week.