Good Results From Two Trips To Bremmond : August 14th and 20th

Aug 21 2022

John Shepard

Slot Fish

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2015
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Reservation Number : 33553
Property Name : Bremmond
Reservation Date : 08/20/2022 All Day -
Total Fish/Sizes : 41 up to 4# : mostly 2-3# : 10 harvested
Lures Used : weightless worms and craws, dropshot, light Carolina rig

Ron Dupree and I fished Bremmond on Sunday the 14th and had good enough results that we repeated the trip on Saturday the 20th.

August 14th : We caught 43 bass (harvested 9) between 7:30 and 2:30.  Water temp was 85-86 degrees and wind was from the SE.  The lake was down over 18” and you really get a good view of how much fallen timber there is among the standing timber.  This is the first trip where we have caught more than a handfull of bass from the timber.  This trip, the majority of the bass and all the larger bass came from the edge of the timber or just inside the timber.  Beetlespins worked early and then most of the day was spent using soft plastics; dropshot, weightless worms, lightweight Carolina rigs. Most of the bass were chunky 2-2.5 pounders but we caught a fair number of 3-4 pounders with big bellies. We also caught bass up against the dam but they were all smaller. Overall, there was a much lower success rate using moving baits than we have ever experienced at this lake.

August 20th : We caught 41 bass (harvested 10) between 7:15 and 2:15.  Water temp was 82-84 degrees and wind was from the SSE.  The lake was up maybe an inch due to recent rain.  Again, the majority of the bass and all the larger bass came from the edge of the timber or just inside the timber.  Moving baits of any type didn’t work all day (1 bass total). What worked were soft plastics; dropshot, weightless worms and craws, lightweight shaky head and Carolina rigs. Most of the bass were chunky 2-2.5 pounders but again we caught a fair number of 3-4 pounders with big bellies. Every bass caught up against the dam was below or near the harvest point. The bites started fairly fast but slowed down about 9:30 and got really slow after 11:00.

While neither one of us is a hard-core (or very proficient) timber fisherman, we enjoyed fighting these bass around all the obstaces despite losing some bass (and more tackle) to the wood. We are certainly thankfull for having back-to-back rewarding trips in the middle of August (historically my worst month of every year after July).  We will be back.