We had only seven members of the Flint River Bass Club fish our September tournament at Jackson. We started at 5:30 AM trying to avoid some of the traffic and heat and quit at 1:30 PM. There were 12 bass weighed in, six spots and six largemouth. Two of us had limits and two did not catch a keeper.
Chuck Croft won with three largemouth weighing 7.17 pounds and his 3.66 pounder was big fish. Niles Murray placed second with five at 5.73 pounds, my five weighed 5.60 pounds placed third, Don Gober was fourth with two at 2.93 and Wes Delay rounded out the fishermen with keepers with two at 2.86 for fifth.
Chuck said he caught all three of his bass before daylight around lighted boat docks. I caught two of mine before daylight on a jig and pig on a rocky point then at noon got three more off that long point I talked of earlier.
I kept seeing fish on the point but could not get them to hit. I finally drug a Fishhead Spin along the bottom and caught a keeper spot. I guess that turned them on a little since I soon got a small keeper largemouth on a jig and pig and another one on a drop shot worm.
Fishing is tough right now and will be until cooler nights start making the water temperatures drop. That should happen within a couple of weeks. And eventually the lakes will get less crowded as people go hunting and watch football games rather than going to the lake.