I went fishing yesterday. I put in at Knight’s Bridge and fished down to Canoe Ky. The creek was very clear, with a flow of 150 to 190 cfs. The flow was where I like it. It lets me fish at the pace I like ,but also is high enough to not hit a lot of rocks. To be honest the fishing was a little better than terrible. I saw plenty of big fish but couldn’t get them to hit. I tried crankbaits, flukes and even tubes. Flukes and crankbaits were the best by far. The fish just wouldn’t hit hard and this caused me to loss a lot of fish, more than I boated. The fish were in fast water that had to be a foot deep or more. There were a few above and below the rapids. I just had to cover a lot of water till I found a fish that was in the mood to eat. On top of the bad bite I got hung up more than I ever have in Elkhorn. I don’t know how I did it, but I hooked so many rocks that it became very frustrating. I do mean hooked in a rock not between them. Most of my fish were dinks with several nice fish. I don’t know where the 10 to 12 inch fish where. Since it is fall there are a lot of leaves on the water and that was a problem. It seemed that if there was a floating leaf any where near where I cast I would hook it. I finished the day with only 26 bass one was a largemouth. I had expected a much better day. You would think they would be feeding better with a drop in the water temperature. It still beat a day at work. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.
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My best friend Jack wanted to get away. He had just returned home from a very trying family matter. I suggested trying Stoner Creek. The water was a little low, but was very clear. I usually start in Stroge Creek. To be honest it was a difficult day. The water had a lot of leaves on it , making casting difficult. We lost count of all the leaves we hooked. We were trying to use crankbaits. I switched to plastics for a while and had a lot of problems also. We had some difficulty pulling the boat over riffles. I thought we would have to do quite a bit of wading. We did. The nice thing was that with the air temperature in the 90’s wading felt good. The fish were biting decent. Just not a lot of big fish. our biggest a fish that Jack caught was about 2 lbs. About a third of our fish were smallies and the biggest was about 12 inches. The fun started when we started back down the creek. The creek had to have dropped 2 inches. To be honest it was all we could do a times to get the boat back across the riffles. The fish are biting and the young lady at Fryman’s said they have been catching some big fish. I finished the day with 43 and Jack caught 14. This was Jack’s second fishing trip this year. The water is low and clear with a lot of scum and leaves on the surface. It reminds me of October. I just hope we get some rain to clean the water up. Till the next report hope to see you on the water.
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Went back to Elkhorn yesterday. The weather was about perfect. The water was clear and running about 100 cfs and dropping. All I can say is it was a dink kind of day. That’s about all I caught. The fish just weren’t hitting very well. They seemed to be just slapping at lures. I caught a lot of fish by hooking them on the outside of the mouth, thanks to sharp hooks. I was using a small stick crankbait and small plastics. I believe the crankbait worked best. This could be because of the treble hooks instead of a single hook. It was a very frustrating day. I wish I had boated the fish that I loss instead of the ones I boated. I must have loss close to 100 fish. I boated 47 smallies but only 10 to 12 were decent fish. One time I hooked a dink and was reeling it in when it pulled off and a 12 inch immediately hit and I boated it. I did hook one really nice fish that was over 3 lbs. It jumped a couple of time and the hooks pulled out, I said a few bad words. Since we just had a cold front pass thru I believe they bother small water fish much more than a lake or large river. The fish are kind of biting and the bite should improve with the water temperature getting cooler. Till the next report hope to see you on the water. By the way I fished Knight Bridge down to Canoe Ky and only saw 6 others on the water.
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Made a last minute decision to run down to Frymans. I got there about 1pm. I motored up into Stroge Creek. The water was very clear, 74 degrees. There was a lot of leaves on the water that caused a few problems. The fish were very spooky. I had to make long cast to get them to hit. I was using a shallow crankbait about 2 inches long in shad color. The fish were like usual very scattered. The good thing was when you did get a hit they were attacking it. There were times when I would make a cast and see a vee in the water headed toward my bait. I would just twitch it and the water would explode. The largemouths were running a little smaller than the last couple of trips. Most were in the 10 to 13 inch range. I did catch several nice smallmouths. 1 was over 16 inches. I thought I was going to have a great day till my wife called and asked about our dinner date, which I had forgot about. Luckly she called about 3:30 and I was able to make it home in time. I fished for 3.5 hours and caught 30 bass. The fish are biting and it seemed that the later in the day the bite got better. Till the next report hope to see you on the water.
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I went to Stoner Creek this afternoon. I put in at Ike’s in Paris. The water was clear and the temperature was 62 to 67 degrees. The creek is up, so there was some current. Fishing was same as when I fished the Elkhorn last Friday. The fish were very scattered. They were in shallow water on rocks with some current. (water less than 2 feet deep) I tried about everything. I caught a few on a Zoom craw. Most were caught on crankbaits. The later in the day the fishing got better. I ended the day with 28 bass, 8 were smallmouth’s. I had maybe 7 keepers so they were running small, but it was still a fun afternoon. untill the next report. Hope to see you on the water.