Post by flintster55 on Nov 1, 2017 15:15:25 GMT -5
Weather: Mostly sunny, Low 50s to mid 60s, moderate wind which decreased to calm towards dusk.
Water: No electronics on my kayak, but would estimate low 60s WT, very clear water as usual, 5-10ft visibility.
Hours fished: 12:30-6:15
I haven't been able to make it to SML nearly as often as in past years before thanks to work, so I have found myself at Carvins Cove more and more this year with it only being 10 minutes from my house and easily accessible by kayak. That being said, I have definitely figured out a very solid fall pattern this year by putting more time in and have been able to land some quality fish. This truly is a wonderful fishery once you figure it out and I am very lucky to have it so close by. I stumbled upon a very reliable topwater bite in late September and October that has produced very good numbers for me, with some of my biggest fish of the year coming in the last week. Keying in on breaks and any type of cover (stumps, vegetation, etc.) was the secret as the fish seem to be holding very tight to cover. I did not have a scale with me, but my biggest yesterday went 19.5" with another coming in at 18.5". Even managed a nice smallmouth at 17.75". Here are a few pics from the day. Enjoy!
Looks like a fun time at the cove. I used to fish there quite often many years ago, late 70's and early 80's, before they implemented all the restrictions to keep bass boats out. That place is loaded with fish, at least it used to be.
Yea I feel like there would be bassboats everywhere if they didn't have the motor restrictions as it definitely an underrated fishery. It ranks right behind SML in quantity and above average size fish per the DGIF.