WHO I FISHED WITH: CLIENTS REQUESTED ANONYMITY …
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WHAT WE FISHED FOR: White bass
WHERE WE FISHED: Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir
WHEN WE FISHED: 17 May 2019, AM
HOW WE FISHED: The fishing was really straight-forward, simple, and one-dimensional today. We found fish on sonar, dropped tailspinners and retrieved them, thus creating enough commotion, along with the thumper’s assistance, to draw fish in and keep them coming by until a full-on feed could be ignited directly beneath the boat, enhanced with light chumming. A minimalistic hookset with braided line definitely helped the strike-to-land ratio, as did keeping an ample amount of line between the fish and rod tip as the fish reached the water’s surface.
OBSERVATIONS: The last half of our trip was more productive than the first half, thanks to grey skies and stronger winds from 9 AM on. The same “fresh fish” notes I made on my previous 2 reports still stood today. Zero evidence of shad spawning. I noted the first young of the year shad today up in the top 2 feet of the water column. Water more discolored today in the upper 1/3 of the lake due to stiff S. wind yesterday and overnight churning the flood’s silt back up.
TALLY: 118 fish caught and released – including 114 white bass and 4 freshwater drum
Start Time: 6:45a
End Time: 11:15a
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 72F
Elevation: 7.84 feet high with a 0.01′ 24-hour drop and a 1,789cfs flow from the dam.
Water Surface Temp: 74.1F
Wind Speed & Direction: S10-13
Sky Conditions: Light grey skies all morning
GT = 55
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AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area triangulated within 158 / 067 / SH0100C – four short hops
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