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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One of my fishing buddy’s Robby came over this morning and demand that I take him fishing today, after threatening me with bodily harm I just had to go. Am I glad he made me go. We had a very good day. To be honest I wasn’t sure because they have been pulling the lake down over a foot a day till yesterday. I usually like to give the fish some time to stabilize. We started fishing at about 11:30. The water had some color especially on main lake points the wind and the few boats that were running made the water muddy. The water temperature was 84 degrees cool for August. We started in the small creek just west of Candy Creek. Robby caught a dink on the first cast. The good thing was that was the only dink for the day. We were using shad color crankbaits they were both the same size and color , but Robby’s had rattles in it. The fish were scattered but when you got a strike they would hit hard. They were on the steeper banks in 4-5 feet of water. We didn’t catch many on wood which I thought was unusual. We also caught them on points in the same water depth. I have to say that Robby is a multi specie specialist. He caught a bunch of Drum, Crappie, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, White Bass, and Warmouths. I will say it was hot when you were out of the wind and the bugs were very bad. I had a couple go up my nose. We finished the day with 70 Bass. We only had 4 keepers. Most of our fish were in the 12 to 14 inch range. I did hook one nice fish that we saw it was in the 3-4 lbs range. Surprisingly the fish are biting good so if you can you should give them a try. The attached picture is of Robby with one of his Buglemouth Bass better known as a Drum or White Perch. Till the next report hope to see you on the water.
At the last minute I decided to go to Cedar Creek today. I got there about 1pm and was it windy. To be honest I was very disappointed. The lake was muddy, but not as bad as I had expected. The water temperature was 60 to 67 degrees. I thought I would have a great day, but fishing was hard. I caught most of my fish on small crankbaits. They were not hitting very hard. I missed more fish than I caught. They seem to just be bumping the lures. All the fish I boated were small, my biggest was 2.13 lbs. Late in the afternoon I started throwing a buzzbait and caught a couple of 2 lbers. I did hook one big fish on a buzzbait, but he took me under a big log and pulled off. I finished the day with only 12 bass and 2 trout. I have purchased a GoPro and am trying to learn how to use it, along with the software for editing. Till the next report hope to see you on the water.
I was finally able to go fishing yesterday. (Tuesday) What a beautiful day partly cloudy and in the low 80s. I want to thank Wes for being able to hook me up with Eric for the shuttle. I had the creek to myself, didn’t see a single person on the water. Fishing started off great. I had caught 15 bass in the first mile of the creek. Things went south from there. I can’t say the fish quit biting because they didn’t. I just couldn’t boat them. I lost so many fish that I was finally getting upset. If I had boated half of the fish that I lost it would have been the best day on the creek ever. (over a hundred fish) The fish were in the fast water. The smaller fish were in the rapids were there were allot of rock. The big fish were at the top of the rapids were the calm water started over the rapids. Did I lose some big fish. I had several fish take drag. I would fight them almost up to the yak and the hooks would pull out. If you happen to be around the creek yesterday that loud noise wasn’t thunder you kept hearing. I ended the day with 46 bass. My biggest was 15 inches. I had allot of 12 to 14 inchers. I even saw a couple of pools where the fish were jumping and I would hook 4 to 6 fish but they were usually smaller fish. They were hitting small minnow lures, I was using for the most part as topwater of just under the surface. The fish were in very shallow water I don’t think I caught a fish in water that was deeper than 15 inches. The water was only running at about 150 cfs so I hit allot of rocks with the yak, but I had a great time. Hope to see you on the water.