Stick Marsh & Farm 13
Capt. George Welcome
September 24, 2006
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
The weatherman called for partly cloudy, light winds, and a minimal chance of
rain. Today we got to see it all as we had overcast skies at times, partly
cloudy skies at time, several runs to avoid the rains, and dead calm with clear
skies at times. When the sky cleared and the breezes dropped it got quite warm
but fish can make it all seem grand if they cooperate as expected.
I picked up Don Willis, aka (the world's worst fisherman) at 6AM and we
headed down the long dirt road to what we know as the nirvana of fishing
aquariums. Once launched we headed to the back forty to find low water, areas of
prime cover filled in with weed, and not so pleasant smelling water. Not the
place to be in our estimation, we headed toward the lake for the trip to the
south end of the Farm. While making the trek down the divider ditch, (ditch 7),
we came across a couple that were there for their first time fishing the shore
of the divider levee. They asked for directions so we told them to follow and we
would show them safe navigation southward. Once there we explained what should
be idle areas on the Farm and advised them as to the areas they should try
fishing. They departed and immediately headed to the west levee, not out in the
lake around the wood as we advised.
Stick Marsh/Farm 13 is not a lake with shoreline conducive to holding bass.
There is no gradation of bottom as the lake is surrounded by levees, and the
edges are home to Mr. Wally Gator, bass's number one predator in the lake. The
best fishing is to be found well away from those levees most times. There is
lots of wood, and ditches in this lake. Lots of stumps and laydowns attract the
bass and most times bumping your boat off this wood will put you right
where the bass are.
Don Willis with a nice Farm 13 bass: picked off a laydown with a Senko.
Another nice Farm 13 bass taken off a ditch levee with a Senko
The bass are all over the south end of the Farm. You might say we have an
advantage on this lake, but then: We make a living finding fish like the ones
We were off the lake before ten and headed for the air conditioning, with
memories of 3.5 hours of fantastic fishing. Did I mention, 32 head shaking, line
ripping, drag pulling memories to fill our heads with for the rest of the day?
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