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Line-side fishing is Fair!!
The northern end of the lake has almost completed turnover, but the fish still won’t bite. The live-bait bite is very slow and is better in the late afternoon. Jig spooning may be the most consistent bite and is catching decent numbers of white bass with a few Flatheads in the mix.
Trolling: The umbrella rig bite is probably the best overall bite if you’re looking for Hybrids and Stripers. 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 … and all the way south to the dam.
Topwater bite is DEAD. I have seen very limited 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.