Weather didn’t hurt catches

Published 5:50 pm Thursday, April 7, 2011

GAVIN HIERS shows off a five-and-a-half-pound bass he caught while out with pro fisherwoman Pam Martin-Wells.

SHOWING OFF A HUGE BASS he caught in a private pond is Jake Jeter of Faceville.

For those of you who mite remimber my words on Bocephus, Hank Williams Jr. and his whiskey sales, well we found out the name of it, “Pop Corn Sutton,” White Whiskey, made in Nashville, Tenn.

Now for the damage done in North Decatur County Sunday afternoon: bad weather, six pivits turned over, hail destroyed a sweet corn field and a green bean field, also some young pepper plants, one grain bin turned over, many cars windshields busted out, dents put in metal roofs, some siding tore off homes (plastic).

Jim Yarborough at 7:30 p.m. in the afternoon made 10 casts with an old-fashioned Baby Zara Spook and he landed a 6.5 pounds, 5 pounds, 4 pounds and a 3-pounder. The old lures still work.

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Fourteen bass were reported on soft plastic, Gary Bell/Dewan Jorden had nine bass, several crappie and some jack on bass lures. Thirty-four bass taken on lizards up to 4 pounds, two limits of bass taken also on lizzards, 12 up to 4 pounds on soft plastics, 20 bass half on top water other on spinner baits, two bites, six bites, six and eight, 14 pounds of bass with two bites. An 18-quart cooler full of bass taken on spinner baits, 25 bass taken on spinner baits up to 7 pounds.

Crappie has done rite well also. Eighty-five crappie taken on jigs/minnows, 55 crappie on jigs alone, several families catching crappie, several limits taken.

Biggest crappie taken this week that we know of is 3 pounds, 8 ounces, now that is a big one. You know he released it to swim off. Thirteen crappie on jigs 8 foot deep. Cook and Newman took 40 specs on jigs and minnows, big perch taken on jigs/minnows.

Rusty Hatton had a very good day turkey hunting on Thursday.

All in all, except when the wind is hard out of the east and the water fallen, it’s been very good for fishen.

The Bassen Gals of Tallahassee (Talquin Hookers) fished out here Saterday with the following results: Barbara Wachter came in third with 10.17 pounds, Brenda Taylor came in second with 10.71 pounds and Lonnie Walsh came in first with 21.04 pounds and Big Fish at 4.71 pounds. To catch a stringer of fish that big, she had to have culled several fish.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

April 3, 2011

Lake surface temp: 71

Clarity: Cloudy

Flint: Cloudy

Chattahoochee: Clear, fast

Spring Creek: Clear mostly

Report provided by: Jack Wingate