It's been awhile since I've been on the board. The last few months have been rather busy. Now that I've settled into a job, I hope to get the Arkansas board going. So with that said I'll add a fishing report.
I decided to get a little wet, and fish ahead of the hurricane last week. The previous time I fished this lake it was over 30 foot high, and this time it was about a foot low. I launched and did an MLF style ride around to check it out. It's a small reservoir so I was able to ride from one end to the other in less than 10 mins. During the ride I found an area with quite a few cypress trees, and there were quite a few birds in there as well. Water temps were in the high 70s and there was a ton of shad. I picked up the old trusty white 3/8oz cavitron buzzbait with a gold blade, and never had to sit it down. The fish were straight up chomping. I fished from 0800-1500 and I caught somewhere between 60 and 70 bass. 30 to 40 of them were between 3 and 4lbs and a handful between 4 and 5lbs. It was an unreal day. I don't think I have ever seen such a high population of fish in one area. If my trolling motor bumped the dirt fish would take off from every direction so I tried to be as stealthy as possible, but I don't think it mattered. In some cases I would have two and three fish fighting over the buzzbait with other fish waking in and around them. It was one of those days we all dream of as a fisherman. The only thing that could've made it better was a 7+lb fish, but hey, I'm not complaining.