Boy did I pick the wrong day to make my first fishing trip to Cave Run!!!!! Saturday had FOUR tournaments going on and more fishing boats on the lake than I have ever seen. Crappie USA tourney ... Muskie tourney ... High School Bass tourney ... and Bass tourney all going on with about 200+ fishing boats. I actually wish they would require you to permit a tournament so they could avoid these kinds of conflicts. Downright dangerous to have that many tournament boats on a lake that small.
Water temps were around 65 and with the full moon I fully expected spawners. I never saw any on beds and never caught a fish on any lead in banks. Due to the boat traffic put in at Alfrey and ran all the way to Bangor fishing what spots didn't have boats on them along the way. Caught everything on main river banks ... and the better ones in the tree tops where the old river channel ran in close to the bank. Caught everything on crankbaits and spinnerbaits less one Muskie and a small bass on a jig! Not sure if the cold front just had them in a funk and they pulled back from their urge to spawn ... or if they were just spawning too deep for me to see. Caught around 15 fish and best five around 12 pounds.
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