Gotta say this deadstick season so far has been the quietest in years on the forum! I mean the reports have been quiet! What gives? Lol
JV and I fished with Gene Friday for a full day, 9am to sunset on Gene's awesome red fishing machine. We fished many spots, looked hard and managed only 3 good hybrids and about 30 to 40 sandies, and a 5# green fish . JV schooled us all lol. The hybrids caught were our RHSA stocking from 2013, they are fatty 20 to 22 inches now. They were 16" last winter. Our auto thumpers worked like a champ, fish followed us but very few takers out deep in 40+ fow.
Our best spots were at points in 34 fow where fish were closer to the bottom. The fish moved in in waves. Most fish caught on small flukes and small slabs.
We think the higher waters and the lavon gates being opened has to do with the slow catching cuz we are in prime deadstick, easy catching season? Lol. Smaller pockets of bait balls are in many areas of the lake. Just curious is everyone experiencing the same behaviors at your lake? Water temp was around 50 degrees.
Anyway, hope this report will help some folks. I haven't had a grand slam, deadsticking catching at the home lake this year yet. Some pics for the report...it's fishing. ....good luck guys!