View Full Version : pre-spawn Largemouth

05-03-2007, 12:42 PM
Some of you may like to Fly fish for largemouth bass and crappie. I definitely do! My father's B-day is today,"72" and he's still fishing as much as possible. I went up to the lake yesterday afternoon for a fish fry dinner with my parents. (Yum!) He builds alot of crappie fish attractors in the cove they are at. The lake is still low due to the lack of rain and TVA is generating lots of power lately, the lake level is below normal. I noticed at least 4 different sets of largemouth bass holding around these brushpiles looking to spawn. Some of them (females) looked at least 3pds or more. Since I normally carry my 6wt and some flies with me in the truck, I decided to see if they would play. I do C&R anyways but no luck with them yet. They wouldn't eat anything. In about 3-4 weeks though, they will be post spawn and very hungry. The best time to target them in shallow water on the fly. I'll be out there again and hope to report some good results. In the meantime the crappie are moving closer to the banks and can be caught on flies under an indicator.

05-03-2007, 01:23 PM
Which lake?

05-03-2007, 01:52 PM
Douglas Lake........I would expect similiar activity on Cherokee. Looks like you had a good trip yesterday Kyle. Did you get my PM yesterday?

05-03-2007, 03:22 PM
yhea I got it,you didn't get my reply?

I work in Dandridge,have a boat at swans..never fish it.

05-03-2007, 03:41 PM
No, There should be plenty of room in my PM box.
I was down in Flat Creek. The crappie are just now starting to pickup. Wish the lake levels would come up. The french broad has been hard to fish due to lots of generating. We need rain!

05-07-2007, 02:54 PM
I'm in Southern VA right at the NC line and I've been doing pretty good on the Crappie for several weeks now. I'm using a 3 Wt, with some small nymphs. I use a 14 Pheasant tail or Prince. I accidently got into a 4 Lb.
largemouth Saturday while catching specks, he gave that 3 wt a fit! I landed
him after 15-20 minutes and released him.

05-07-2007, 03:22 PM
Hey Bran, Were you fishing Lake Gaston, Kerr, or South Holston lake? I used to be stationed at Norfolk.

05-08-2007, 10:05 AM
I was on Kerr( Bugg's Island ). I live about 20 minutes from several boat
landings there. People around here look at you kind of funny though when you pull up with a fly rod.