I got the chance to head to Percy Priest this weekend for my first trip of the year and folks it is on. The big fish will be moving in within the next week or so and you had better be ready.
I fished with Calvin Osborne Sunday morning and we caught fish all day. We only had fifteen keepers along with 51 big bluegill but we had to have thrown back at least 40 that were close. The water needs to warm just a few more degrees for the big bite to happen. We fished minnows and crickets at 2-4 feet deep over a creek channel that runs 10-25 feet deep. Light line and light floats were the rule but we saw many folks tight lining minnows down to maybe 8 feet catching tons of fish.
Get your crappie rigs ready it is time to load the boat.
Bass are hitting great for our buddy Mark. He had one day last week where he lost count of how many he caught when he found them chasing shad in less than 2 feet of water. Today he sent me pics of 7 he took on top water this morning. He said the water in his area was still 52 degrees but the fish are hitting.