Plus this (Loomis MBR IMX/Lews and 1/2 oz Jewel FB jig)
Just returned from my place from a week trip down fishing with my dad at Lake Norfork in north central Arkansas. Typical Spring conditions prevailed for this time of year, dogwoods blooming, main lake temps in the mid 50's, creek arms in the high 50's and low 60's by afternoon on sunny days. As mentioned I fished and caught probably 90% of my fish on the Jewel heavy cover FB jig, using either a trimmed down RI smallie beaver or Netbait paca chunk as a trailer. Color did not seem to matter however with the dirty water situation in play I leaned towards black/blue and dark brown/PBJ.
Managed countless numbers of short fish, lots solid keepers and a bunch of big fish as well throughout the trip....On my most productive day, my best 5 went 25#, which was the best LMB fishing I've ever experienced at Norfork.
Got out of the creek arms in the early evening and fished stripers/hybrids. Soft plastic jerkbaits while it was still light out and suspending stickbaits after dark were productive, with my best 2 fish a Striper at 23# and a Hybrid of 12-13#.
Dad with a upper teen fish
Incidental eye, for the pan
Just after my departure the heavy rains and storms coming through Texas and across the Ozarks dumped upwards of 10" of rain in the greater area, and the lake level rose over 23 feet in a matter of 3 days time. I'll be back in the late Fall, and hopefully by then they will have the lake drawn down to normal levels.
Last edited by Superfluke on Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
that's pretty amazing that you were able to catch two bass at once... and more than once. unless you were putting one in the livewell for the photo shot. fishin fords' friend does that. but hey it makes a good picture!
i gotta say though you have those creek arm bass dialed in 100 100 100 and it looks like you and your pop had a fun trip. thanks for sharing the pics.
Where is your famous videos you like to take. Got any of the 10+ hr drive You know like that Longgggggggggggg plane ride you shot Love the "detailed" report though. Looks like you did ok for going to the same place for over 20 years and at the same time. When are we going to Busse. Cross is Boss says hello
Whats next, oh yea Perch fishing from shore Later on Rumnut
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