September 3 2016 – Big Bass at Joe Pool

Caught a 6lb 11oz bass back in the creek while jigging for crappie.  The bite for most of the day was totally off.  The only other thing I caught was a small bluegill.

I caught the fish on a 1/8oz road runner using the new Field & Stream combo I got from Dick’s sporting goods.  The tip does not have a lot of flex in it, so it is easier to set the hook.

 

August 14 2016 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

Started out jigging for crappie with pieces of cut shad.  Caught two keepers at the mouth of the creek. Paddled up the creek and threw cut shad attached to a small bobber.  Got a small bass to bite, but nothing else.

Caught several small cats using the secret 7 catfish bait.  I can’t seem to locate the big ones in the creek anymore.  Threw the weightless senko and caught a small bass. Pulled the bass over the boat while setting the hook.

It was a slow day overall, but got in some casting practice with my baitcast rod.

 

August 6, 2016 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

Got an early start at the lake and found more shad in the shallow water where I launch.  I guess they are returning, since the flooded waters are going down. I threw my cast net six times, and it opened to a good circle five times.   Got a few shad that were the size of small bluegills.

Jigged a small tree in the creek for about two minutes, then noticed the limbs were moving on the other side.  A large snake was in the tree with his head down near the water.  I got out of there.

I anchored up where I found some good structure on the fish finder. I caught a very nice bass with a senko.

I caught a few mud cats, two channels, and not much else.  I tried the cut shad and some dip baits.  I did manage to catch a small crappie while tossing a road runner around.

So, I decided to make one more cast before I left, and got a small bass sitting next to the shore.  This one was caught on a road runner.

Video here.