Briery Creek Lake...
Posted October 17 2008 - 02:51 PM
With this cold front pushing through, we are thinking about trying to head up there later in the wee next week (probably on Thur., weather and work permitting, of course!) Don't know if anyone else is planning on being there then, but, if so...maybe we could hook up and say hello!
When we do go, I'll be sure to post a report on this thread (and hopefully be able to add a decent photo too )
Posted October 17 2008 - 04:49 PM
Posted October 21 2008 - 07:33 PM
Posted October 21 2008 - 09:15 PM
Stu and I are still planning on heading down on Thur am. Weather.com says low 60's and sunny.
So, no baitfish or shad balls yet?? We'll still probably start off with atleast a little bit of topwater just after daybreak...just because why not?!?! Wayne - do you have any particular thoughts about this? Since Stu has never fished Briery before,I told him that we could launch the boat and not even lower the gas motor and just troll back into the cove there at the ramp. I noticed that you had the opposite bank marked on your map...isn't there a "mini-cove" there with lots of lily pads and laydowns?
Also, is this cove productive,since it was essentially closed to fishing for, what, like 2 years I believe?
We are thinking Flukes, spinnerbaits, and maybe jerkbaits. Anything that you could add that we're overlooking?
Again,I appreciate all of your help, and I hope to be able to post a report here after Thursday's adventure!
Posted October 22 2008 - 06:50 AM
I don't use topwater lures early when the air temp is very much lower than the water temp. edited: this time of year when the air temp is within 10 degrees of freezing.
Posted October 22 2008 - 09:14 AM
I am curious, though, about one other thing that you mentioned earlier. You indicated that you were fishing a Fluke, and that "when it hit the bottom", a 7-lb'er picked it up! To clarify, then - do you put them on a weighted hook, and then let them sink to the bottom and fish them essentially like a T-rig worm?
Maybe I have always completely missed the mark, because I have always used Flukes like a jerkbait, letting it glide down a few feet, then jerking it back and letting it dart around like a wounded baitfish. It has never really occured to me to fish it like I just described, but I can definitely see how that might be a huge benefit!
And the same with the wacky-rigged trick worms? Do you let them sink all the way to the bottom as well, and then fish them slowly? If they're wacky-rigged, how do you keep from getting hung up alot?
I hate to sound so "elementary", but these are burning questions!! Thanks again !
Posted October 22 2008 - 09:36 AM
For your presentation of a Fluke or wacky rig, I prefer to use a suspending hard jerkbait.
Another note, I haven't gotten my last three fishing reports posted on the other site since some parts of the site are experiencing some problems.
Posted October 22 2008 - 09:48 AM
This is really super that you're so willing to help a young whippersnapper out! Too bad you won't be on the boat with us tomorrow, coaching us!! ;D
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Posted October 22 2008 - 01:30 PM
I think I need to start fishing along the creek channels, I've still been fishing mid lake around the banks and weed cover and havent been catching much of anything. Hopefully by the time I head out again the bass will be chasing shad. Will the upper end of the lake and coves be the place the bass will be pressuring the bait fish to?
osbornj2- I'm anxious to get your report tomorrow because I may be heading up Friday or Saturday.
Posted October 22 2008 - 02:59 PM
Posted October 22 2008 - 03:07 PM
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Posted October 22 2008 - 03:32 PM
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