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Author Topic: [Georgia] Rocky Mountain PFA.  (Read 971 times)

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[Georgia] Rocky Mountain PFA.
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:59:09 PM »
As most folks know, I consider this my home body of water, and while it is a small body of water by fishing standards, it consistently kicks out decent bass ranging from 4-9 lbs. each year.

Normally, I can hook up with a solid bass in the pre-spawn, but failed to do so this year.  We managed to catch a few bank runners before they hit the spawn, but never got into a solid 5+ lbs. bass. 

A friend and I went out about 3 weeks ago, when I really thought the bass should be on beds everywhere, but we managed to miss it by a week and only had 2 small bass to show for our 6 hour efforts.

Austin caught his first Sexy Dawg bass, when a nice 4# bass slurped it up, and I dodged the skunk by catching a small 12" bass on a soft plastic swimbait on a jighead.

Tons of fish were seen on the sonar, but they weren't hitting much of anything that weekend.

I am hoping to get back out there sooner, rather than later, and see if I can manage to catch one of the big girls now that the spawn is over and done. 

Early morning topwater bite is usually very good there, between sunrise and 9 AM.  After 9, the topwater bite typically shuts off and shakey heads and Carolina rigs take over.  Also, soft plastic jerkbaits usually do well after the sun comes up.


Fishing at Rocky Mountain depends a lot on the winter time shad kills and water temps.  If there is a shad kill, then fishing is usually pretty good.  If there is no shad kill, there are literally millions upon millions of shad for the bass, crappie, hybrids, and cats to eat....and that makes fishing very difficult. 

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Re: Rocky Mountain PFA.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 10:37:55 AM »
As most folks know, I consider this my home body of water, and while it is a small body of water by fishing standards, it consistently kicks out decent bass ranging from 4-9 lbs. each year.

Normally, I can hook up with a solid bass in the pre-spawn, but failed to do so this year.  We managed to catch a few bank runners before they hit the spawn, but never got into a solid 5+ lbs. bass.

A friend and I went out about 3 weeks ago, when I really thought the bass should be on beds everywhere, but we managed to miss it by a week and only had 2 small bass to show for our 6 hour efforts.

Austin caught his first Sexy Dawg bass, when a nice 4# bass slurped it up, and I dodged the skunk by catching a small 12" bass on a soft plastic swimbait on a jighead.

Tons of fish were seen on the sonar, but they weren't hitting much of anything that weekend.

I am hoping to get back out there sooner, rather than later, and see if I can manage to catch one of the big girls now that the spawn is over and done.

Early morning topwater bite is usually very good there, between sunrise and 9 AM.  After 9, the topwater bite typically shuts off and shakey heads and Carolina rigs take over.  Also, soft plastic jerkbaits usually do well after the sun comes up.


Fishing at Rocky Mountain depends a lot on the winter time shad kills and water temps.  If there is a shad kill, then fishing is usually pretty good.  If there is no shad kill, there are literally millions upon millions of shad for the bass, crappie, hybrids, and cats to eat....and that makes fishing very difficult.
There is a lot to be said for that statement right there all across this country, an over abundance will make any outing difficult with so much natural competition, congrats on the first time sexy dawg catch to Austin and thanks for the great report !!!
Too much cause and effect thinking takes the freedom out of fishing- Bill Murphy

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Re: Rocky Mountain PFA.
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 01:08:25 PM »
Rocky Mountain is a very tempermental place to fish.  There were several years where going out and catching 30 fish a day was common, but over the last 4 years, things have changed and I can't put my finger on it.  I don't want to think that they are getting fished out, but it may be possible.

Last year, they stopped chasing bluegills and went after shad that were longer than 10", and in one case, a 15" monster shad.  That is what turned me onto the whole Sexy Dawg bite that is apparently still happening......and when I specifically call out the Sexy Dawg, there is a reason for it.  I have thrown Sammy's, Zara Spooks, etc., and have not gotten the bites the Sexy Dawg has garnered. 

I am hoping that I can start to piece the puzzle back together and start working on finding out what the bass are doing. 

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Re: Rocky Mountain PFA.
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 05:09:15 PM »
My home lake is a Nuke Plant cooling pond, its basically 3 different lakes in one, when we have mild winters here it makes the fishing so tough with an over abundance of live prey that tournaments could be won with a mere 10lb. bag or less, not normal, not normal at all, but that's all part of it ain't it ?? that's what gives us the experience we seek right???

There is only a hand full of guys here that do well on this lake consistently, those are the ones that I have worked hard to chase after, understanding structure, reading about bass growth, understanding my lakes hydrology and of course asking questions, its been a pretty tough road but we are getting closer, at least up until 7 years ago, I am looking forward to getting back out there, it may mean I have to start over again but I don't care, I keep an open mind about a lot of things a take everything with a grain of salt, like the moon phase, its not that I don't believe in it, its just that I have not worked in conjunction with any of it to have an opinion one way or the other, so, its there in the back of my mind for later use.

Everybody here (on my lake) is hush hush about everything and I mean everything, I'm ok with that, I learn a lot more on my own anyway.

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 01:07:19 PM »
The other issue that I have is that I do not have a boat.  I believe that I could put the pieces together a lot quicker and be more efficient if I had a boat.  However, I have done really well for myself with the areas I fish there.  :thumbs-up-wink:

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