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Line side fishing is good.
The bite this week has been strange. The lake is starting to turn over and the fish are on the move. This week I have caught good numbers of stripers and hybrids out over the river channel fishing 40’ deep with live bait … then again pulling umbrella rigs on an 18’ bottom.
The fish that are out over the river channel seem to be on the bigger side. But the ones that are up shallow are more willing to eat.
Trolling: The umbrella rig bite is probably the best overall bite. But look for these fish to be on the smaller size. This week I have been pulling my rigs 75-80’ behind the boat on a 16-20’ bottom. These fish are on the move. So make sure you cover a lot of water. I have caught fish as far north as the S-turns this week the entire way south to the dam.
Top-Water bite is DEAD. I have seen very limit topwater action this week. Most of it seems to be spotted bass. I look for the topwater bite to pick up after the lake finishes turning over.
Good things are just around the corner.