Well, as most of you already know, I’ve been on the fish lately. I’ve been enjoying our resident creek stripers out at the mouth of the creek with my new Ben Parker spoons. A good friend brought a couple spoons with him a few weeks ago and I jumped in the boat with him for a day. I had never used a spoon that big before but it took all of about 2 minutes to figure it out. Basically, the way the spoon bite is working is to find the big schools of stripers and drop the big spoon through the fish and then just reel the spoon back up through the fish and hang on. The stripers are moving around inside and outside the creek and it’s no easy task to find them but when you do, it’s on!
As far as the bass bite is concerned, as I write this we are noticing more and more bass moving into the shallow water. The drop shot bite was very strong for the past month but now it’s starting to slow down a bit. The fish are still hanging around the deeper structure in a drop shot pattern but many of the fish are looking for swimming baits and not vertical baits. I think the pattern is getting ready to change a little and I believe were going to start catching more quality in the shallows. The topwater bite should be just around the corner if the fish follow the surface temps that are cooling. Right now the surface temps are still in the lower 80’s but once it hits the 70’s we should start seeing a great surface bite. Here are some pictures and videos from the last month including some very nice dropshot fish as well as some awesome striper videos. Enjoy!