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Mill Creek Area--Near Shell Knob??


dwiebenga

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Has anyone fished this area between Hwy 39 bridge and Campbell point. I am going to be down this weekend on a Bass and Crappie trip and I wanted to get some info.

Thanks

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Has anyone fished this area between Hwy 39 bridge and Campbell point. I am going to be down this weekend on a Bass and Crappie trip and I wanted to get some info.

Thanks

I have not yet but will be in there this week after bass. I'll try to remember to put something up in a report. You might PM me Thurs or Fri and remind me.

It's a real good spot for both.

SKMO

"A True Fisherman with a Rod in His hand, and a Tug on the Line, would not Trade His Position for the Throne of Any King"

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Don't know if this will help, but last spring did really well on big crappie in that area, was fishing it twice a week, from 6 until dark. Seems like there were no real honey holes, just spots we could run and catch a few, then on to another spot to catch a few more. Usually would have at least 10-12 apiece by the end of the evening, once in a while a limit, which made for some good dinners. Usually focused on the deeper coves around any type of structure....Bass, I'm not by any means a very good lake fisherman, but I did OK on the points near the main channel on wiggles warts and swimming 4" grubs, nothing spectacular though.

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For crappie, try the following locations, and I am sure you will have good results.

Basin Hollow: Go to the back of the left fork and work your way out thru the pole timber on both sides of the hollow. Fish a swimming minnow or tube jig. If they are in close a jig and float may also work.

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL BOATING IN AND AROUND BASIN HOLLOW LOTS OF ROCKS AND TREES.

Mill Creek: right across the lake. Go back in both arms and work your way out thru the same timbered locations.

Hobbs Hollow, Try both arms, I know Dan Langley was catching crappie near the mouth from the cedars using a swimming minnow just on the outside of the trees. Take lots of baits as you will lose them playing around these trees.

Bait colors that tend to work best are white, blue, chartruse, and white pink blends on maribou jigs.

SKMO, should be frothing the waters in that area for bass, and I'm sure he will be able to give you some great tips, later in the week.

Probably should stick to the crappie as most of the bass will probably be suffering from oral surgery and respiratory problems from being jerked from the water by SKMO and his guest this week.

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