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I work my way into the cove fishing the south side of the cove, not turning out a thing. So I switched to a scum frog as I approach some grass and see some fish popping the opening, must be chasing some small shad I start throwing the frog and all I am getting is small fish, I stick with it but there must be just small ones.

I move to the other side of the cove and start my way out of the cove and now I will try the Rattle Trap (Chrome and Blue) seeing that is what it looks like the fish are feeding on. All said and done no bites all the way out of the cove, it is like some one turned off the light switch. Would like to try that one spot again in Yellow Creek again with the Whopper Popper so off I go.

Arrive at Yellow Creek and just after you pass the first Marina, you have to be real careful. There are markers telling you about swallow water and they mean it, I saw a boat that was flying out of a cove near by and thought he could cut across real fast and found out other wise. I hate to think what it will cost him to repair that big motor for all the sand/mud, and rock that motor sucked up in it. I never heard it start up again and saw the boat towed off later.

I worked my way around the island and got the Whopper Popper out and I think it was about the fifth cast that I hit gold when a bass blew up on it and the fight was on and I mean fight was on. I could tell right away this was no little fish at all and he had no mind of giving up easy. The battle was on and I was not giving him an inch either. We fought for what seemed like forever before I got a good look and saw this was a prize fish, or what I call a HOG. I got the net ready was not going to take a chance of letting him get away before I get to weigh him. Finally in the net and in the boat to find out I just landed a eight pounder and yes I kissed him and let him go for another day of battle with me, maybe next time he will win. I switched to a Buzz Bait and started to pick up two and three pound Large Mouth Bass with a few Small Mouth every few and that went on for about two hours. I thought they must be pulling at the Dam to have turned the fish on this way, all I knew had the time of my life an anglers dream.

That will do it for me. I like to leave on a great note and to me I can not beat that.

Back to the Ramp and cabin to pack up for MEMPHIS TN and mark down in my books as another Great Trip to PICK WICK.

P.S. I alway say good bye to the lake as I leave.


KEEP THE HOOKS WET


Steve McGoldrick

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