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Blue Mountain Lake 8/27/2020 Prehurricane bass smash

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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.


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That's an awesome trip right there. I didn't get to do any pre hurricane fishing unless you count the weekend before....

Looking forward to hearing more about this lake  :-*
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That's an awesome trip right there. I didn't get to do any pre hurricane fishing unless you count the weekend before....

Looking forward to hearing more about this lake  :-*

The way the locals talk, this lake is the best crappie hole in the state. I asked a couple guys at the ramp for some tips to catch some slabs, and they said, "Grab some shiners and fish anywhere. You can literally catch them anywhere." I was expecting this little mountain lake to be deep, but it's not. The deepest spot I found was 18ft in the channel. This lake has a very healthy population of fish. I'm looking forward to spending more time on it. 

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Brent, congrats on the catching and tks for sharing the trip with us.
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