Shallow At Chicot

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | Author:

The first bite came at 11:15 after two hours of fishing. The water temp started at 53 and saw 61 before the sunny day was over. Where I have been fishing, with very scattered success, was muddy with not even a foot of visibility. Farther down the lake it cleared up and was pretty normal clarity. The fish were shallow and on the bank (especially with rocks present) except for one on a secret sunken tree top in 5 feet of water and one on a cypress tree, the first one in three trips. All five fish were caught on a ¼ ounce Booyah spinnerbait, one of my favorite baits of all time. FOD was 3 ¾ pounds. Others were 2, 2, 2 ½, 2 ¾.

Pulling in to a good looking stretch of rocky bank I saw a good dropoff with a large group of fish down at about 12 feet. All were within 2 feet of the bottom. I guessed they were bass but continued to the bank. When I caught one on the bank, I forgot about the deep fish. The wind was blowing too and would have made fishing in that spot difficult. Thinking about it later I surmised that the fish in Chicot are mostly deep but come in to the bank thinking about a spot to spawn in a few weeks. All the fish I caught had a fat belly full of eggs. I marked the deep spot for the next trip.

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