Jamie Hartman is in a lull. He's near Panther Creek in the mid to lower end of Cherokee Lake. Hartman hasn't had a bite in nearly an hour. He says he can see plenty of fish on his electronics, but can't get them to bite.
Hartman is fishing a mud flat where the water is 25 to 35 feet deep with occasional pits. The bait lay in the pits, attracting smallmouth. We're seeing many guys this week fishing the same pattern.