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Cedar Creek, August 28, 2005

This was a wonderful trip today we caught a lot of fish for a gentleman’s 80th birthday. The man’s name was OF Coleman and he served on WWII as a US Marine, so we immediately hit it off! Joining him were his Daughter Carol, her husband Tony and OF’s sons David and Ken.

I tried several areas close to the dam to start out with absolutely no luck whatsoever. I moved us up the lake to a point north of Enchanted Isle and found lots of fished stacked in 10 to 15 feet of water here as well. The fish did not want anything but the Hell/.Pet. I saw several other boats in the area trying slabs and other things with little or no success.

I trolled 4 rods at a time and we were catching 4 to 8 fish per pass. WE got on the fish around 7:30 and by 10 we had our 125 White Bass in the box. I tried for some Hybrids using the down riggers on Long Ridge and on The Iron Wall. We marked a lot of fish but had no takers at all. By now it was getting hot so we headed in and I cleaned fish for another 2 hours but it was a lot of fun.

Most of the White Bass were between 10 and 12 inches with quite a few over 14. We did manage several undersized Hybrids with one at around 17-1/2”. The fish are really stacked upon the north end of the lake and are not easily spooked. Once you locate a school you should be able to limit fairly quickly.

Just keep your eyes on the graph and look for fish shallow. The water temperature is in the mid 80’s and the lake is down so be careful. Fisherman’s Wharf is now asking us to use the ramp in the RV area for launching but that is very easy to do. Be sure to get out there and catch the fish while you can!

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

Omar Cotter

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