View Full Version : White bass run in GA this spring
01-05-2010, 12:14 AM
<p>Looking for somebody who can hook up and fish Murder Creek this spring for the white bass run. Never done it before but have always heard how good it was, so I probably need a mentor and teacher too :lol:</p><p>Anyway would like to try if anyone is familiar with Putnam County GA and Murder Creek or anywhere else the run might be good.</p>
<p>I have never fished that area but I looked at it on google earth (satelite images) and it looks like a decent sized creek that should have some whites and stripers move up it as both species are abundant in lake Sinclair. Are you wanting to float it by kayak or canoe or are you just wanting to fish from the bank? It looks like it <strong>might</strong> be big enough to float down from Glenwood Springs Rd to Hwy 129/44. Hard to tell for sure from satelite photo how much water/flow is there. The more current the better as far as whites and other linesides running up river. There are lots of lures that may work for whites but my favorites are crappie hair jigs, preferably with a blade like this one (which is also snag-proof):</p>
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<p>I have use the small stump jumpers like the one in the link above (minus the snagproof) with good success IF THEY ARE THERE… Or you can use Rooster-tail type spinners, thought they will get you hung up more as they have the trebble hooks. Also if you just want to fish one or 2 holes from the bank you can buy a bucket of crappie minnows and put them a couple feet under a float and they will get eaten if the whites/stripes are there. The biggest thing on these runs is to be at the right place at the right time, as if they are there thick enough you can catch them with a bare hook… That comes from experience and research, OR going with someone who has experience catching them… Maybe someone will chime in that has fished there before and give some advice. My general rule of thumb is when the water temp gets up to 60 degrees in the river (and is still colder in the lake downstream) then the linesides will move up in force. Some will go earlier and some will go later. If you can't find someone with experience in that area to help you out then I would suggest you buy a pool thermometer (about $5 at Home Depot) and start checking the water temps and fishing the deeper holes below rapids about April.</p>
<p>As far as other places you can catch them good in that general vacinity to the West above Westpoint lake on the Chattahoochee river near Franklin, GA they get pretty thick most years. To the East I have also heard that they go up Little River on Clarks Hill Lake. Good Luck and post how you do. Dirk</p>
01-05-2010, 12:10 PM
<p><span>There are two Little Rivers on Clark's Hill. One is on the Ga side in the lower end of the lake. The other is on the Carolina side in the upper lake. Growing up we always fished the Carolina Little River starting at the end of March. Dirk's advice for baits is spot on. You may also want to try <span>Blueback</span> Herring under a large float or balloon rig, but they can be hard to keep alive without a good sized tank and aeration. If fishing from the bank I would recommend the balloon, because you can use the wind to drift your bait into position.</span></p>
<p>Also, I always hear good reports from the Broad River in Wilkes County.</p>
<p>I haven't made it up that way for the run in the last three years, but prior to that the white bass population had declined dramatically in Clark's Hill.</p>
03-01-2010, 03:38 PM
<p>Another place that has hughe amounts of Spring White Bass is in Columbus Georgia, Chatahoochee River.The boat ramp is on Victory Drive . You will need a boat. Go down stream from the ramp until you reach a place called " The Pecan Orchard " You will know when you have arrived at the orchard . Many boats and the pecan trees along the banks. I always use a 1/8 red head Chartreuse crappie grub along with a live cricket. Never failed to catch the limit .</p>
03-13-2010, 07:22 PM
Trees are starting to bloom. Hopefully it won't be long now.
03-23-2010, 08:10 PM
Went up Murder Creek today to the waterfall searching for fish but nothing there...yet
03-31-2010, 09:23 AM
Went back up Murder Creek yesterday, water temp was 58 degrees still no activity on the whites. Did catch a catfish on a stump jumper. Maybe next week, the dogwoods are starting to bloom and gonna be in the mid 80s the next few days.
04-02-2010, 10:02 AM
Good luck to you!!!
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