Tim Horton is working a 400-yard stretch of dead pad stems. There’s a 6-foot-deep creek channel that bisects this finger of White House with grass in it, and Horton is drifting with the wind down the middle of it and casting to either side of it onto flats where the pad stems are. Horton just idled by us to make another pass, and said the fish he lost was three pounds or better. He then boated a 1 1/2-pounder but threw it back.
My boat driver Beaux Yerger reckons that as the water warms up, fish are pulling up onto the flats to feed and look for a place to spawn.
Bjork says that Horton’s best spot is a 2-acre spot adjacent to a duck blind.