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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fishing Report 2/8/09, First Time Out in 2009

Well, hopefully my first trip on the water this year is no indication of what is to come. My friend, Brandon, and I took out my boat to test the new, used lower unit for the first time. The good news is the boat ran fine. The bad news is we couldn't get a bite!
We started out at the Concord ramp on Fort Loudon here in Knoxville. After a short 1.5 mile ride we stopped on a bluff and tried hair jigs, tubes, and worms about 20-35 feet deep. No takers. Then we moved to a good clay cranking area and tried crawdad and shad colored crankbaits. No bites. Finally, we moved into the back of Sinking Creek between the Concord Marina and Fox Rd. Marina along the deep side. We saw shad dying everywhere, but could not get a fish to bite.
At least we got to be on the lake and the weather was beautiful. Temperature was in the 60's, very little wind, water temperature was 45-47.5.
Good luck and be safe!

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