Category Archives: Strode Creek

Fryman’s

I had hoped that Elkhorn would be down low enough to fish. It’s still higher than I like to fish at this water temperature. I went down to Fryman’s. The water was up a little, so there was some current. The water temp was 70 degrees. The water was so clear, like my late Dad would say it was gin clear. I never knew were he got that expression because I never saw him take a drink in my life. I could see rocks, ledges and logs as deep as 6 feet. The only good thing was I saw structure where I catch a lot of fish I had never seen. Now I know why I catch fish there. To say it was tough fishing would be an understatement. If it wasn’t for dinks and Smallmouths I wouldn’t have caught anything. It was so bad that I couldn’t even get Bluegill to hit. Due to the clear water I saw some nice fish, but couldn’t get them to hit anything. I don’t remember catching a fish that was more than 18 inches deep. I had to make long cast because I was spooking the fish if they were within 50 feet of the boat. Because of the long cast I loss a lot of fish. I did hook a few keepers, but I never did get one in the boat. My biggest fish were a couple of Smallies that were about 11 inches.  I tried about everything and the only lure I caught fish on was a very shallow running stickbait made by Bass Pro. that was shiny. I finished the day with only 19 fish and as I said most were dinks and Smallmouths.  Till the next post hope to see you on the water.0908171355

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Fryman’s

It has been over a week since I have gone fishing. I believe I was going into fishing withdrawal. I went down to Fryman’s this afternoon. I expected it to be hard fishing due to the cold front that just went thru. I was right. The water was super clear and still had a little current. Due to the clear water I had to make long cast as to not spook the fish. My last couple of outing I have caught only two sizes of fish super small or keepers. Today I found the middle size. The 6 to 11 inchers. I started the afternoon using a craw. I never got a hit on one. I went to a shallow stickbait and a deep diving crankbait. I caught fish on both. The funny thing was the Bluegill were hitting like crazy. I caught more of them than I caught bass. I caught a 1.5 inch bluegill on a 2 inch crankbait. That was how bad it was. The smallmouth were hitting better than the largemouths. Almost half of my catch were smallies. My biggest fish of the day was a 16 inch smallie. It was the largest smallie I have caught at Fryman’s this year. I only had 6 to 8 fish that were keepers. No big fish. I finished the day with only 41 bass. A decent day considering the conditions. The fish are biting some and they should improve over the weekend. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

 

Stoner Creek/Strode Creek

Robby and I went down to Fryman’s. The water was at the normal level for this time of year. The water looks muddy, but it is due to a brown algae bloom. We went up into Strode creek. I caught a couple of good fish on a 3 inch craw. I also threw a buzzbait and caught another couple of fish. We started crankbaiting. I caught about 4 dink Smallies.  To be honest the fish were not biting. We ended up only catching about 12 fish. The largemouths we were catching were nice fish. I decided to make a change. We left Strode Creek and we went all the way up Stoner to the Mill Dam. There were a lot of weeds in the area. I started throwing a buzzbait and I would catch an occasional nice Largemouth. We tried frogs around the weeds and logs. We had several hits, but we never hooked a fish. We fished all the way back down to Strode Creek. The only thing we caught a fish on was a Buzzbait. I finished the day with only 19 Bass. 10 were caught on a Buzzbait and all were nice 1.5 to 2.5 lb. I believe this cool front screwed every thing up. I sure hope things improve. Robby finished the day with only 5 fish, but no dinks like I had.  Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

Stoner Creek

To be honest I wanted to go anywhere but Stoner Creek. I couldn’t go to Elkhorn the Flow is way to high. I thought about Taylorsville but they have pulled the plug on it and they are dropping it over a foot a day. The

wind would have been very bad there also.  So Stoner it was. The good news is I met the guy who burned my carpet and he paid me for the damage. The water was up 3 to 4 inches with good current. The water was still a little murky but you could see down a foot to a foot and a half. I started with a 3 inch craw and caught a couple of decent fish on it. I went to a silver crankbait that would dive to about 4 feet. I caught several on it.  When I got into shallower water I went to a silver and black stickbait. I started getting a lot of hits with it. The largemouths were on wood near current. The Smallies were scattered. It seemed that I caught 2 sizes of fish, very small dinks and keepers or bigger. I loss a lot of fish today for some reason. I would have had a great day if I could have boated half of the fish I loss. Twice I hooked two fish on the same lure. The first broke one of my treble hooks. The second time was unbelievable. I hooked a fish that was about a pound and a half and a second fish came up and hit the lure with the fish on it. The second fish was 3 lbs or better. Try to land close to 5 lbs of fish at the same time. The larger fish final got off. I was fun while it lasted. The fish may be finally starting to school. I caught 3 to 6 fish in the same area a few times. I finished the day with 71. The smallies were running very small. I only caught 2 or 3 that were decent. My biggest fish landed was on a buzzbait beside a log in the middle of the creek. The fish are biting, you need to get out there. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.