Posted by Kerry Grissett on April 18, 2003 at 23:39:17:
Alex and I tried for the bream again today on Guntersville lake. We put in at Honeycomb about 6:30 am and spent about 2.5 hours searching with no luck. They may have been there, but the confidence level was not so we left.
Trailered and drove to Goose pond. After several hours of no luck locating actual beds in areas we had caught good fish in recently and in past years, we concentrated on banks with millfoil that faced the southwest (afternoon sun) in waters from 2-4 feet. The theory is that these waters will be the warmest and stay warmer into the night even if it is a bit cool. This strategy worked better than working old "reliable" territories, but we still only had 38 gills and shellcrackers at the end of a long day.
We did find some actual beds, but we think they had already been fished over many times by the time we found them.
Oh well, the bream season is still very young and we expect to find those 1-2 pounders in the next 1 or 2 weeks. Water around GoosePond and South Sauty was dingy by Guntersville standards. Recent rain, winds and boat traffic probably had a lot to do with that.
Good luck and good fishin'
Fish were caught on artificial minnows (I won't mention the K**stone minnow since they have started making them so soft that they are ruined after about 5 good fish) and crickets. At times the crickets worked much better today. Redworms might have worked better, but we didn't have any.
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