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Old 06-05-2018, 09:40 PM
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Default JPP Fishing the jumps

The white bass have turned on at Percy Priest. For the last two evenings, they start to blow up around 6 PM until dark. They seem to be moving around, but we found our schools just North of Hobson Pike Bridge. The bass are feeding on tiny shad, spitting up 3/4 fry on the deck of my boat. We had the best luck throwing small inline spinners on light action rods/4 lbs test. So much fun throwing in the middle of the blow-ups.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:20 PM
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Sounds like fun but I'd be to chicken to try 4# test for fear of a good fish in mix
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:24 PM
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Sounds like fun but I'd be to chicken to try 4# test for fear of a good fish in mix
Most were in the 1-3 lb range, but yes, always a possibility for a monster. Luckily they were in 40-50 FOW so as long as the drag was set right, I think Id have a fighting chance of landing it.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:42 AM
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Sweet, 3 lb white bass is a good one, especially for Priest.

Bass are out deep schooled up. I am finding them in depths of 9 to 21 feet. First 2 cast on a hump yesterday in 18 feet of water, I had 2 bass on at once on a Rapala dt-20. After last summer I was for sure ready to find some schools.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:09 PM
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Awesome. I have a buddy that got them in the jumps yesterday afternoon as well. Not sure what part of the lake he was on. He said there were some small rockfish in with them.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:55 PM
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Sweet, 3 lb white bass is a good one, especially for Priest.

Bass are out deep schooled up. I am finding them in depths of 9 to 21 feet. First 2 cast on a hump yesterday in 18 feet of water, I had 2 bass on at once on a Rapala dt-20. After last summer I was for sure ready to find some schools.
Yes, almost all were in the 1-2 lb range. My wife caught one much bigger (the 3 lb fish) but I didnt stop to ID it. It could have been a hybrid/striper. I was too busy casting at the boils!
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:31 PM
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That is fun to find them jumping.
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