Lock D Beaver Lake on Tenn Tom .
I fished Lock D on the Tenn Tom yesterday on a whim. Decided I would branch out and try a new lake. Also experimenting with spider rigging jigs which is fairly new for me. I have read that spider trolling was a good search tactic and it definitely is. I haven't fished this lake since I was a teenager over 15 years ago. Quite a humbling experience going to a new lake. I managed to find a school of crappiei on a stump bed in about 19 feet of water. I missed alot of bites I guess because of my inexperience at spider trolling. Minnows would probably have worked better. Caught some small fish then switched over to hand poling a concentrated patch of stumps and caught some keeper fish around 10 to 11 inches and they were all very healthy. Ended up with seven keeper fish before it got super hot. Wasted the good early morning time in the wrong places. Definitely worth a return trip need to do more searching and find some other productive areas on the lake. Might need to sink some tops when I find some good productive areas.