Since both my dad and I had the day before the fourth off of work what better to do than go fishing? And neither had us had been to this lake while the weather was decent this year.
We were at the lake from around 10am-1pm and when we got to the lake the first thing we noticed was how muddy the water was! It looked as thick as chocolate milk and we weren’t sure how the fishing would be but we were going to try.
Once we launched we fished the dock piers right by the boat ramp and we were throwing soft plastics and spinner baits but with the water clarity we quickly made adjustments. I switched to a bright yellow rattle trap that made a ton of noise, while my dad switched to really dark soft plastics and bass jigs. I rolled the rattle trap slow enough to be bumping through every rock possible and the bass were picking out off the rocks. You could hardly tell the difference between a rock and a fish except when you had a fish the line stayed heavy after the initial bump. While I caught a lot of fish doing this they were all 12-15 inches so my dad had to show me how to catch the big ones!
He was fishing a dark jig and trailer a little deeper off the rock points and had a bunch of 2-3 lb fish hitting his line! I started off up 5 fish to zero but he quickly caught up and passed me! I think we finished 8 fish (brian) to 12 fish (dad). Not bad for a couple of hours and a lake that is close to home!
Lake ranking: 5 star
While the recent rains changed his the lake fished it doesn’t mean the fish aren’t there! A little bit of fishing knowledge and experience goes a long way and if you can find a pattern on this lake then look out! There are a lot of fish and some of really good size, I highly recommend this lake to anyone.
We had this fishing trip planned for weeks, my dad had a trip the following weekend to Table Rock Lake and needed to try out his boat and motor before heading down there.
Today was cold and rainy but we were determined to go and both of us had fancy new rain suites we wanted to try out. We were the only boat on the water and with good reason. The wind was strong and rain started falling as we got to the lake.
We started fishing the cove right by the ramp without any success. We then moved to the two fishing piers where I caught one nice bass on a baby brush hog. We were slightly surprised to catch anything so this was a bonus.
We moved to the east side and fished both of the fishing piers there without any luck. Finally calling it a day due to the weather we headed back and loaded the boat.
A slow day fishing and the weather didn’t cooperate but we did find out that our rain suites work best and his boat ran like a charm.
Lake ranking: 5 star
This lake is full of nice fish and had some great areas to find them. Anything from rocks, brush, stumps, car tails weeds and sunken trees it has it all. Even on a bad day we still pulled a decent fish out. I definitely recommend this lake