Bass has been slow

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ma and Pa quail birds and a baseball cap full of iddy bitty babies was seen by this scribler this week crossing a lady’s well-mowed lawn, herding the little ones toward a broom sage field with a small creek in the bottom.

They are slowly coming back.

The earth worms are coming back too. The beaver and the earth worm give us more top soil than any two critters that I know of.

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The four new ramps will be done in time for the October B.A.S.S. tournament, so the grape vine tells me. So, will the rest rooms?

For those tournament fishermen who know Jackie Hamric and believe in prayer, offer one up for his family. He passed Saterday while his son was winning the Backwoods Outdoors Tournament with 28.75 pounds of bass.

The bream, crackers, catfish and crappie has been the fish to try this week. Bass has been slow as writen home for money.

Many catfish was taken along with the others I mentioned. Crickets, worms and minnows took em very easy, course, some folks do good on jigs all the time.

The Backwoods Outdoors had 54 boats launch out of Wingate’s on Saterday. Brad Hamric and Clark Bass won first place with 28.75 pounds. Ty and Sandy Solis won second with 23.75 pounds. Bill Reynolds and Scott Barefoot won third with 22.25 pounds. Stewart and Creel won fourth with 21.70 pounds, they also had the Big Fish with an 8.96-pounder. Very few fish was lost.

Many years ago before cell phones, Mrs. Hamric, (Jackie’s mother) called Wingate’s and ask to speak to me. Soon as I heard her voice I knew something was wrong. She sed, Mr. Wingate, if you know where Jackie and Bill is fishen, please go tell him to come home, his father is dead. I jumped into Ole Red, my ’72 Ranger and off to Fort Scott Island and there they set. A sad trip it was.

The C&R was held Sunday at Wingate’s. Matt Baty and Chris Blackmon took first with 19.55 pounds and Big Fish at 5.75 pounds, McCord and Edmonson took second with 17.2 pounds and Paul Tyre and Nic Jeter took third with 13.5 pounds. I think these were the liveliest fish I’ve seen in a good while.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

June 6, 2010

Lake surface temp: 74Lake level: 6 inches downClarity: Reddish but clearFlint: Reddish color clear 4 feetChattahoochee: Off-red, clear 5 feet.Spring Creek: ClearReport provided by: Jack Wingate