Posted By: lconn4
Murvaul 12/28/20 - 12/29/20 06:22 AM
Woke up early and decided to give Murvaul a try. Thought about Martin Creek as it’s not that far away and left them biting the other day. I’m into the deep cranking and after a big one so Murvaul it was. Shad on my graph everywhere near the bridge. Three crappie boats and three bass boats already there when I arrive. Not much going on but no wind and light mist and fog, water temp 54 degrees. Must have been two hours before I finally got bit. Slow rolling a 6xd in 12 feet of water along channel edge near where I caught a 10 lb bass last year. Fish slams bait and with my bad left elbow I don’t get much hook set and I’m just trying to hold on. It was a big fish, never saw it but I felt it. Pulling drag and staying deep. I’m reeling kayak towards fish when I feel my line scraping wood, Loosen drag as I’m tight against stump. I give line out hoping fish comes out but it’s already gone. Use plug knocker to get bait back, cut and retie.. Spend another hour and not a bite. Make two mile paddle to far west end looking for grass. It’s pretty much all gone.
Catch a small one on spinnerbait and miss one. Paddle as far up creek as I can go as beaver dam was end of road. Found water that was 61 degrees but no bites.
Find two duck decoys..so it wasn’t a total loss.
Make the paddle back checking out some areas I haven’t fished in years. Nothing.
Make it back to bridge and fish until almost 5:00. Finally catch one and head back in.
Back at it tomorrow somewhere.