I went to the caney on foot like always, the first time since december (when i was really really dissappointed about the water levels BUT they have to have electricity from generation )
I was using a large assortment of roostertail and blue fox minnow spinners. ** i mainly used black, olive colors, pink, and white.
When i first got to the rest area i didnt have any luck because i was playing with the speed of the retrieve.
**Fast didnt work, not a medium retrieve, not a slow retrieve... the thought came through my mind that,' these fish Arent here they are in the deep channels'. then i saw a couple jumps, ok there are a few here.
I went and ate lunch at the truck asking myself if i was going to go back and try again.. i ended up back out there and i immediatly changing to a
Dying shad retrive (reel jerk let drop 5 or 6 inches letting the blade flutter down,keeping your line tight) and BAM!!!!
3 beautiful fat little bows in a row (12-14 inches)
I turned em' back loose after working hard just to see what the spring pattern might be.
i could tell that they were one of the last stocker fish of 2009 because they were fat and feisty
All three hit on a white regular blue fox (looks just like a roostertail, but with better hooks)
i figured it would be nice to know for the boaters on the caney, you can use this tecnique and probably have some luck in the deep channels.!!
Tear em up