Boat loads starting to come in

Published 3:08 pm Monday, March 21, 2011

SIM CHRISTIE of Atlanta, Ga., with a few of the nice bass he caught this week.

What a great week for the Fisherman, loads of Bass were taken most days this week except one day when the water fell so fast, it kept their mouths shut.

Caleb Crews and Dominic Crews were here with the Baker County Bassmasters. Caleb had a 5 1/2-pound bass while Dominic had two at 3 pounds.  They were cousins.

The first grown mayflies has been seen on the lake. It’s most likely the largest ever for them.

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Two boats reported 35 bass between them, they are part of the group that take pictures and throw them back.

Crappie came in in droves. One boat reported three limits of crappie taken on minnows, 34 crappie taken on jigs upstream, one boat had two limits of crappie in the 2-pound class.

The R&R results went like this: First-place went to Mason Brock of Marianna, Fla., and Clay Wells of Chattahoochee, Fla., with 27.26 pounds, second place went to Steve Coross of Marianna, Fla., and Chad King of Grand Ridge, Fla., with 25.4 pounds and third place went to Steve Bushore of Recovery, Fla., and Hunter Neel of Chattahoochee, Fla., with 24.28 pounds. Big Fish went to Jerry Kelly and Denny McClure of Wewa, Fla., with a 6.81-pounder.

Pam Martin-Wells took sixth place with 22.86 pounds of Bass on Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

March 20, 2011

Lake surface temp: 67

Lake level: Down some

Clarity: Muddy

Flint: Muddy

Chattahoochee: Cloudy

Spring Creek: Stained

Report provided by: Jack Wingate