Thursday, October 1, 2020

Kerr Lake, 10/1/20

Debbie and I took the bass boat out for a little while, down in the  Nutbush area of Kerr Lake (on the NC side). We caught 5 bass, I only got pics of a couple of them that were larger. We seemed to be fishing in the nursery :-) Still, it was a great day to be fishing! Here's a couple of pics...these were caught on rattle traps in 8-10 feet of water, 50'+ feet out from the banks, clear day, water temps around 72 degrees....

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Kerr Lake, 9/27/20

Debbie and I took the pontoon boat out on the lake, just up to the mouth of the cove, for a picnic dinner. A couple of good friends were on their boat about 8 miles up the lake, and texted a bunch of pics of what they were catching.  

About an hour before sunset, we realized the whole area had become loaded with bait fish balls that were literally "boiling" the lake all around us. We went back to the dock, grabbed a couple of rods and some tackle, and returned to the mouth of the cove. After a few minutes, we saw one area where fish were literally leaping out of the water while feeding. I fired up the pontoon and ran to it, and Debbie was throwing top water baits into it. When we switched to a WhopperPlopper, it was "ON". Here's a couple of pics...



Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Airfield, 9/24/20

Debbie and I ran out to the private spot we call "the Airfield" just before dark, and fished a bit in the drizzle as it moved in. I was playing with a bunch of top water stuff and a crayfish, but they weren't having it. Debbie was fishing with 5" yum dingers (watermelon & pearl), rigged weightless & weedless. She was getting on it! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Kerr Lake, 9/16/20

We had a little time to go fishing a few minutes while at the lake house for some maintenance, so we hopped on the water a bit. I got skunked :-)  Debbie used her 10' B&M composite crappie rod and caught a pile of bluegill and racoon perch, a small large mouth bass,  and this channel cat...

Monday, September 14, 2020

Cow Pasture, 9/14/20

Debbie and I ran out to the private spot we call the "Cow Pasture" just before dark (and prior to some incoming rain). Debbie was fishing with a micro setup w/beetle spin and smokey shad grub, I was throwing a topwater frog. Here's a couple of pics from this little trip...



Saturday, July 18, 2020

Kerr Lake, 7/18/20

This was the 2nd day of our Kerr Lake fishing run. Once again, we were fishing the riprap and some coves down in the Nutbush bridge area. It didn't yield much, but was still a nice day on the water. Here's a couple of pics...

Friday, July 17, 2020

Kerr Lake, 7/17/20

We headed back to Kerr Lake for a couple of days to do some maintenance work and get a little fishing in. On this day, we were fishing some of the coves and riprap near the Nutbush bridge. We were fishing with 5" yum dingers (watermelon & pearl), rigged weightless & weedless.



Friday, June 19, 2020

Kerr Lake, 6/19/20

We headed up to Kerr Lake for a day of fishing. We ended up in the Anderson Creek area. The lake level had been up pretty high... around 317' asl, and finally came down to 310' asl. It;s normally about 300' asl. Anyway, here's a few pics from the day..we were fishing with 5" yum dingers (watermelon & pearl), rigged weightless & weedless. 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Jon Boat Fish Finder

We had been needing a depth finder on the jon boat, but didn't want to spend the $$ for one. I had an old Lowrance x22a from about 1996, but the transducer was bad. A replacement transducer cost more than I could buy a complete working used system on the web. I put a message out on the internet, and found a guy who had an old transducer with a bad unit, and I got that. I made a bracket for the rear of the boat, modified an old CB radio bracket to mount the x22a on the inside of the transom, and got it all wired up. This is electronics on the cheap for fishing  :-) Here's a few pics...

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Atkinson Mill Pond, 6/13/20

Debbie and I took the jon boat up to Atkinson Mill Pond for a bit of fishing. We traveled at least 2 miles up the Little River feeder. The water was pretty muddy, but the weather was great! Here's a few pics...

Friday, June 12, 2020

Moccasin Creek, 6/12/20

Debbie and I went out to Moccasin Creek for a little fishing today. Didn't catch much of any size, but you can tell Deb was enjoying herself. It's a beautiful place to fish!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Airfield, 5/26/20

Debbie and I headed out to a private spot on a farm that we call "the Airfield, for a few minutes before dark. Here's Debbie, all smiles! :-)

Friday, May 15, 2020

Boddies Millpond, 5/15/20

Debbie and I hitched the Jon boat, and headed over to Boddies Millpond, early this morning. We were on the water by 6:45, and Debbie was all over it :-) She immediately picked up 2 bass, the first about 2-1/2 lbs...the 2nd was 2lb 4oz. She caught them on her favorite bait, a 5" Yum Dinger stick bait, rigged weightless and weedless on a 2O ewg hook. She was using her Zebco Bullet reel, 12lb mono, and a 6'6" Ugly Stic GX2. I'll note that all of the bass were caught in the shade (under tree & bush overhangs), the largest 2 were from along the edge of the lilly pads.

I was using a similar setup, and picked up one that was about 2 lbs shortly after. We caught a number of small bass in the more shallow part of this huge lake near the head. Debbie snagged several black crappie on her micro rig, out in the open areas away from the banks. We were on the water about 8 hours and had a blast. The bite dropped off after about 11, something we've noticed about this location in the past. Here's a few pics...

This is BEAUTIFUL place , and the waterway goes on for over 1-1/2 miles before running into Little Peachtree Creek & Back Swamp Creek!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cow Pasture, 4/23/2020

Debbie and I caught a small batch of these guys, this eve at a private farm pond we call "the Cow Pasture". We could see them hitting the surface all around, and they wouldn't touch anything we had. Too much cover to fly fish. We had some of these little suspending dive baits. I chopped most of the bill's off, eliminated the split ring on the nose, and tied them on to 2 micro rods with 4lb flouro. They would sit right under the surface, and only wobble a little and not dive on retrieve. Then, we'd cast, wait 30 secs, slow roll a foot or so, stop and repeat. It worked and we left some of them with sore lips :-) We also caught a Golden Shiner!