Back the boat to the water then stop when the boat starts to float, stop, tie a rope
if you are by yourself to the nose and then unhook the nose if rope is long enough walk it to the pier to tie it
off. Pull the truck and trailer out of the water, up the ramp and park your truck.
Walk back down the ramp and the pier and I hope that you already have the life
jacket on and enter your boat, if not "GET IT ON NOW". Sit down then start the big motor and let it warm up some,
while it is warming up turn running lights on and untie the boat from the pier and push the boat away from the
pier. Turn on the depth finder, and if still dark, get spot light out. Slowly turn the boat away from the bank at
idle speed and head to the first spot which is just outside the no wake zone, a small island that has two good
spots on both ends that are shallow that the fish come up from the deep to feed on the bait fish.
It is daylight, but the sun has not broke the east side of the lake yet but enough
where I do not have to use the spot light now, so I stow it away. Lake rules state that you still have to run the
boat light at least a half hour hour after day light. I still am at idle speed. Do not want to run up and
maybe spook the fish so I proceed to the south end of the island and shut the big motor down about 100 yards out
and move to the front of the boat and drop the trolling motor.
Most anglers would pick up a rod and start throwing all kinds of lures, but I like
to just sit for a few minutes to see if the fish are talking to me and telling me what they want to eat. It
might not be a top water lure, maybe a lure just under the surface, then again the depth finder may show me the
fish on the bottom and want a worm.
Fish always will keep you guessing all the time you just have to be a step ahead
of them or just a little smarter. Anyway, will go ahead and start off with a top water lure like a Whopper Popper
to see if I can get a taker. Start at the South end of the Island and will work my way around the east side staying
out about 25 yards and casting in toward the bank. The bottom is full of pea gravel and bait fish come up to feed
and along with the big fish to feed on the bait fish if they are there. I fished all the way around the Island with
not a single hit, so I backed off another 15 yards and put the Whopper Popper down and picked up a Rattle Trap
Chrome and Blue that would look like a shad and would work my way around the Island again. I have fished this
Island many of times and you just have to hit it at the right time and some times it is at morning and some times
it is in the afternoon. It is 9:00am and will try another spot as I work my way out of Yellow Creek sticking to the
left side that has alot of small coves that might hold some fish at the mouths of each cove as I work toward the