I went out Friday morning back to good ole Red Top... I fished the same areas that gave me so much luck on Monday, but there was too much wind and no visible action. So i went into a protected cove where once again the shad were flippin. I caught 2 whites and 6 spots on a Bomber Square A and a Red Eye Shad... They are feeding up and all were decent size. They would chase anything that looked like a shad if you just cast straight into the wind. I even had 2 hit me 3 feet off the bank. If it could only be like this all year long....
Post by bankfisherman on Mar 16, 2009 14:35:32 GMT -1
If you don't mind me asking, where on Red Top were you fishing? I park at the lodge and work around that area, but last time I went (March 7th), there was absolutely nothing going on, no bites, nothing. And I have never caught anything other than spots or bream from the bank. I hooked into a gar once but he broke off.
Post by wilber8586 on Mar 18, 2009 11:05:06 GMT -1
I have fished Red Top for a few years now and this is the first year I have caught several fish at a time and the first year I've seen any whites back there. Its been kinda weird. But anyway, I fish in that cove next to the lodge sometimes...but theres a lot of pressure there so I usually take the white tail trail and fish some of the areas back there. I just walk around until I see the shad. Sometimes there's not anything there...like yeasterday... but when they are there you can catch a bunch.
Post by bankfisherman on Mar 19, 2009 18:08:48 GMT -1
I gave it a shot yesterday. I went off the beaten path a bit. Didn't see any shad, but I did come up to a few bass hunkered down in some trees. I was only able to catch one of them, a spot, on a jig. I guess when you can only cover a limited amount of water by bank, you really need luck on your side.
Yeah man.... luck is always a plus. I went out yeasterday also and it was really slow. I caught a decent spot on a shaky head but that was it. If I don't see anything happening, I will almost always go to a shaky head with a small green pumkin worm.... it tend to produce when nothing else will. But anyway... good luck man -Will