F I S H I N G R E P O R T S:
Cedar Creek, June 17, 2006
Today I had the distinct pleasure of taking a father out for a Father's Day present.
Doug and Nancy called me way back in February to reserve Saturday for Nancy's father, Roy. After watching the weather all week I was hoping to get the trip in somehow in spite of the weather.
I picked up Roy and Doug at the dock at Timbercreek Cabins right around 6am and went straight to an area that had been producing some nice fish but no one was home. With the high wind and incoming storms I decided to stay close to shelter so we tried Merrimac and some other humps on the south end of the lake and managed a few Samdies and undersized Hybrids.
Just as the storms were getting close we started to try trolling Hell/Pets along the west side of the flats when we spotted schooling fish and did manage to catch a nice Hybrid and several big Sandies before calling it and hightailing it to the dock. We waited out the storms and around noon went back out looking for our supper.
We were still on the south end of the lake when I noticed the wind calming down and we made the long run to the sunken island. We found a nice bunch of Sandies ready to take Slabs and Hell/Pets. The day wore on and we went back up the lake as my fiance' was coming out to join us for a fish fry and then she and her son were going to fish with me that evening.
We caught another keeper Hybrid and several more Sandies before we picked her up and went back the the cabin to clean our catch and enjoy eating them. Doug and Nancy prepared a fantaxtic meal and Roy and his wife Myrt were extremely gracious hosts. The fishing was good, the food was fantastic and the friendship was more than a man could hope for. Margaret and Gary the owners of Timbercreek joined us for even more good fellowship. They run a wonderful place and if you are looking to stay on Cedar Creek they are the ones to call. There is a link form my site to theirs on my "Links/Info" page.
The majority of our fish were caught on the "Irish" special from Lead Babies with some being caught on the Ghost Minnow in Blue Back/Silver. The Hell/Pet caught a number of fish including one of the Hybrids. The water is in the upper 70's to low 80's and very clear. The fish caught trolling were in 15 to 18 feet of water and the slab fish came amywhere from 19 to 30 feet deep. When my finace, her son and I went back out we found a good school of Hybrids off of a point in 27 to 29 feet of water and caught 5 nice Hybrids from 19 to 23' for the grill.
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