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Well the cold finally had an impact on the lake. Water temps dropped to the high 40’s and slowed down the bite just a little.
However the long line bite is still there but the fish have moved a little deeper. Kalins triple threat grubs and Mr. Crappie slabslicious soft plastics were on point as normal.
Long lining is hard on your trolling motor batteries so now is the time to drop by C & O marine to have yours checked.
The crappies are hot and only getting hotter so book your spring trip today.
The bite on Priest has been staying steady. The fish seem to be holding to the inside of creek channels out in 10-12 feet of water. As of this weekend the lake was still in the Mid 50’s and water clarity was stained but, not muddy. The wind has been a factor the last few trips and made long lining a challenged but, the Ranger RT 178 tracked extremely well in the wind blown channels.
Fish fell to both Strike king slab hammer crankbaits in a citrus shad and the Mr Crappie slabalicious in the Hot chicken .com color. The crankbaits were trolled in 15 feet of water at a high rate of speed (1.5). The key was to run them at least 100 feet behind the boat. The jigs with the slabalicious hot chicken were trolled at .7 mph and had to be kept far behind the boat as well. We tried using 1/16 jig heads but could not seem to get down to the fish but an 1/8 seemed to put us right above their heads.
After a dinner of Crappie Filet Scampi we are loaded up and ready to get after them again this week.
March 6-8th – Tying 101 (3 nights 6-830) @ Fly South 115 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. Please call the shop at 615-341-0420 in order to secure your seat
It was a good day to be on the water. The crappies have shifted a little and where holding suspended 8 feet deep over 12-16 feet of water. Slow trolling -1 mph was working well. We were pulling Kalins grubs in black/pink.