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In episode 9 Bob Robert’s plan is to pre-fish the back of Big and Little Mustang Creek. Bob believes that most of the tournament members will fish in the back of Little Caney. Bob takes a chance by fishing a cove that should have less anglers in it and may contain some grass. This video series’s goal is to capture the thought process of a successful angler’s mind when fishing Lake Fork. Bob has very generously offered to allow us to cover his trek through this 2019’s “Hard Core” tournament category from January to the end of this year’s spawn season. Bob talks about locations 4 & 5.
This is a good spring time fishing bank.
Timing: February, March, April, & May
What to do: Flukes, Red Rattle Traps, Carolina Rigged Lizards.
This is just a small little hump right next to the boat ramp. It’s just an area of attraction. You know you never can tell what one of these small seemingly insignificant humps might yield. Just be a aware of it.
Timing: Not available.
What to do: Not available.
This is the exiting underwater bridge for the old Hwy 17. It’s 14′ deep on top and drops to 28′ in the channel.
Timing: Year round.
What to do: Jigs, Flukes, Carolina Rigged Lizards or worms.
#4 is a little pond. It’s like someone just came out and just took a scoop of the dirt out in order to make it.
Timing: March & April
What to do: Use a spinner bait, or Texas rig.
There is grass in the back of Little Mustang – Bob Roberts 2/10/19
This is a nice little point where the creek channel comes around and makes a bend. On further back in this cove lies some lay-down logs. This area is great all the way to August.
Timing: March & April
What to do: Use a red rattle trap, buzzbait, spinnerbait, or Texas rig around the trees, stumps, and grass.
Northwest of the small creek lies an old under water fence on the north side of the main creek channel. This fence runs in an east to west manner. There is also an underwater road very near to this fence (location #6). This is an excellent area for feeding fish. What you do is work the grass bed along this fence and road up to the shoreline. This is located in the bend of the creek channel. This is where you can go to increase the numbers of fish that you add to your daily total. It is also a place you can go if you want a top water bite that is consistent. This area is consistent in the fact that it does produce numbers of fish. Baits to use – top water baits or a super fluke. Use these baits by working the edges of the grass bed up to the shoreline.
Timing: March and April.
What to do: Use – top water baits, red rattle trap, or a super fluke.
“The good, the bad and the not so good about LITTLE MUSTANG west of the Hwy 17 bridge..”
The west end of Little Mustang- has one advantage over many other creeks. During the spawn, the water will stay warmer here and it will be less susceptible to drops in temperature. These drops in temperature would be the result of spring cold fronts. This can be attributed to two things. One thing is in the fact that it lies in a tree-protected area. The other thing is the availability of grass here. The grass in this area (when not killed out from spraying) helps this creek maintain its temperature. These cold fronts tend to drop water temperatures during this time all over the lake. A good think to keep in mind. The cold fronts that occur during the year typically do less damage to Little Mustang than they do in Wolf, Ray Branch, or Big Mustang. Damage being the fact, that the fish bite will slow. Cold fronts will blow in and kill the fishing in spots all over the lake. During this identical time the back of Little Mustang will more than likely remain unaffected. High wind protection and the fact that this creek is very reliable for catching high numbers of fish are the best things this creek has going for it.
There are two things you can count on for the back of Little Mustang. The best spawning hole in this creek is the first creek west of the highway 17 bridge and on the north side (location #7). The best spot for bedding fish is just north of the underwater road that crosses this small creek. You will find them on this point where the creek splits. Rest assured that at any time during the spawn you can go back there and find bedded fish. This is the best place to fish for spawning fish in the entire arm of Little Mustang. Fish will always spawn in this area. If you hear that the fish are spawning on Lake Fork just drive to the ramp on the West Side of the bridge on Hwy 17, unload you boat and go west. You can count on this. The other thing to note is that at Location #6 you can add to your daily totals in here.
Timing: March & April.
What to do: Throw your typical spawn bed fish bait, Pink Lizard with Chartreuse dipped tail.