Conditions are improving
Capt. George Welcome
May 2, 2009
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
The day dawned with winds almost non-existent. Meeting Karen and Joe at the ramp at 6:30 we immediately headed for the NW area of the Marsh. The Marsh is at the lowest level that I have seen since 2001 and it is prudent to idle anywhere on this side. Even at an idle we were hitting wood.
Starting at the east side we worked our way in towards the center of the wood just north of what we call Pandora's Box. It didn't take long and we located a group of fish willing to play. The wind stayed down until about 10:15, so with 20 fish in the boat we starting checking other areas in the corner. After a 1/2 hour of nothing we decided to head south to check out the SW area of the Marsh.
We worked this area for about an hour and then moved to the central south region of the Marsh. This area has a history but has not produced well in several years. First cast produced the first and last fish to come from this area which is shown below.
The wind again subsided and we headed back to the NW corner to finish out the day. Three more fish and the day was done.
The water was very murky and as I stated previously the levels are getting down. The good thing about lower levels is that the grass should get the opportunity to get started again. As the season progresses we will have less and less days of wind which will allow the water to clear and sunlight to penetrate to the bottom. The top water bite should become outstanding with the lower levels as it was in 2001. Buzz baits and fork tailed shads should work well in and around the wood.
Remember! No running on the Marsh if you don't want serious trouble. See you out there
The picture doesn't do the bass justice as it was a solid 7 pounds of fight.
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 Fishing Forecast:
Rapid improvement and lower water conditions spell banner fishing days in the near future.
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