10/19/18 Prospect Report: Huzzah Creek

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Black bass fishing on Huzzah Creek should be fair to good in 2019. In fall surveys, black bass were abundant, with smallmouth bass making up the large majority followed by largemouth bass. A few spotted bass have been found, but remain low in number. Smallmouth bass sizes were good in fall samples, with about one in five fish being greater than 12 inches in length, and about one in fifteen fish greater than 15 inches in length. A third of all largemouth bass surveyed were greater than 12 inches in length, and roughly one in twelve were greater than 15 inches in length.  Largemouth greater than 18 inches can also be found in large pools and backwater areas. Largemouth bass are most common in the downstream sections of stream, while bass in the upper sections were almost exclusively smallmouth. Goggle-eye should be present in good numbers and sizes in the lower creek, and provide good fishing opportunities. One third of all goggle-eye sampled were greater than 7 inches, with about 5 percent of fish sampled being over eight inches. Goggle-eye are often found around boulders, rootwads, or near vegetation stands.  Soft plastic baits including flukes, tubes, grubs, and worms and crayfish-patterned crank baits are very productive for all species when fished around boulders and woody debris.  Black bass fishing on Huzzah Creek should be fair to good in 2019. In fall surveys, black bass were abundant, with smallmouth bass making up the large majority followed by largemouth bass. A few spotted bass have been found, but remain low in number. Smallmouth bass sizes were good in fall samples, with about one in five fish being greater than 12" in length, and about one in fifteen fish greater than 15 inches in length. A third of all largemouth bass surveyed were greater than 12 inches in length, and roughly one in twelve were greater than 15 inches in length.  Largemouth greater than 18 inches can also be found in large pools and backwater areas. Largemouth bass are most common in the downstream sections of stream, while bass in the upper sections were almost exclusively smallmouth. Goggle-eye should be present in good numbers and sizes in the lower creek, and provide good fishing opportunities. One third of all goggle-eye sampled were greater than 7 inches, with about 5 percent of fish sampled being over eight inches. Goggle-eye are often found around boulders, rootwads, or near vegetation stands.  Soft plastic baits including flukes, tubes, grubs, and worms and crayfish-patterned crank baits are very productive for all species when fished around boulders and woody debris.