Bass slowed up rite smart

Published 2:57 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crappie has been very good this week. Many have been taken on minnows. Reports came in that hundreds are gathered on the the northern side of Rattlesnake Point in the clearest water that is on the lake. They are 3 to 6 foot deep, but will not take a jig.

Next, our bass has showed up rite smart this week. Thursday, David Mock took 15 up to 7 pounds, another boat reported eight bass up to 6 pounds, while another boat Saterday reported five bass in hi 20s on crank baits.

While the Valdosta Bass Club stayed on the lake all day Saterday impersonating bass fishermen, the leader had 9.10 and Big Fish at 4.07 pounds. Second place was 3.12 pounds. Many went all day without a hit.

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We also got word that Berrian County had dissolved thier Bass Club. They had a good following.

We got word that Art Mickler of Macon, Ga., had passed. Due to snow, the viewing will be January 29th in Macon. Art fished Lake Seminole in the very early days and sold so many Tiny Torpedoes made by Heddon Bait Co. He taught me how to use the Tiny Toy with great advantage. His favorite color was the Yellow Coach Dog.  He was in a wheelchair when we dedicated the Bass Pro Shop in Macon. It was Art that got the Macon Bass Club to fish against the Memphis Club and gave Ray Scott the idea of Clubs against Clubs in his tournaments.

Pam and Stephen Wells took two Banded Geese, one Canvasback, one Redhead and two Scarp this week and since time is drawing high, Jan. 30 will end the duck season.

Fishermen for the Hungry will be at Wingate’s on Saterday, Jan. 29, and the C&R will be here on Sunday, Jan. 30.

The Rattlesnake Roundup will be at Whigham, Ga., on the 29th.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

January 23, 2011
Lake Surface Temp: 53
Lake Level: Near full
Clarity: Cloudy
Flint: Cloudy
Chattahoochee: Slite stain
Spring Creek: Slite stain
Report provided by: Jack Wingate