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Cedar Creek, August 21, 2005

I get such a kick out of father and son trips. I had 2 sets with me on Saturday one of them was experienced and the other was fairly new to the sport. With the 2 seven year old boys I decided to go after the ever cooperative White Bass over the Stripers/Hybrids.

Mike and his son Giff were the experienced anglers and Kirk Sr and Kirk JR were the novices. We headed out from Holiday just as the sun was rising and made our way up the lake to the area I have been finding surfacing fish. They didn’t disappoint us!

Not long after we arrived the gulls began working a large school of Sandies and undersized Hybrids. I ran myself a little ragged though trying to keep rods out into the school for the two Kirks and Giff. The fish didn’t stay up as long as they have been but we managed a couple dozen nice White Bass (Sandies) and one 24” Hybrid before they quit for the morning.

After they went down we trolled the Hell/Pet through the area and caught a lot more Whites and smaller Hybrids. We stared getting crowded out our route so we left there and went to another spot where the fish had been schooling as well. We found another stack of Sandies and fished the rest of the morning there.

We finished with 49 White Bass, the one Hybrid and 2 nice sized Channel cats. The water is murky (OF COURSE!0 and in the mid to upper 80’s once again. The fish are shallow – less than 15’ deep. Use a lot of caution please, there is a lot of trees, sandbars and obstacles that are just under the surface right now with the low water conditions.

Holiday Marina has a deepwater ramp that is still very usable, so if you are having trouble launching, theirs is a good bet.

I have lots of dates open in September and October so give me a call.

E-mail me if I can be of any use or help to you in anyway.

Omar Cotter

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