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Line-side fishing is fair at best.
The fish are still scattered up and down in the water column out over the river channel. They are starting to bust topwater along with the white bass but – unlike the white bass which will stay up for 5-10 minutes at a time – hybrids and stripers are only staying up for seconds.
Down-lining live bait is working fair off any main lake point down south. Carry a lot of bait with you. When down-lining change your bait frequently if you are not getting bit.
Trolling is your best bet if you want to catch numbers. Most of the fish we caught this week came on Mack Farr umbrella rigs. Pull these rigs at 3.4 mph 125 feet behind the boat and have an umbrella rig retriever on board.
White bass fishing is still the best bite on the lake. These fish are schooling on top from sunup to sundown. Just ride until you find them. Mid-lake has been the best. A Zara Spook Jr., Popping corks and Rooster Tails are working best for these little line-sides.
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