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We had a week shortened by bad weather, but fishing was good when I was on the water.
The bait is starting to move back into the creek. So are the stripers and hybrids.
Mid-lake seems to be holding better numbers of fish than the south end. The north end of the lake is trashed out, due to all the rain.
The best bite going right now is live bait. Shad and trout fished on planer boards and free-lines at dawn and then again at sundown will catch you a few fish in the back of the creeks.
After the sun comes up, the fish will move out to the mouths of the creeks. You can catch them on shad, trout and shiners on down-lines anywhere from 18-50 feet deep.
The spoon bite is also good midday. Once the water temp dips below 50 degrees, the spoon bite will get better than live bait.
The trolling bite is fair at best. Umbrella rigs are the only thing I am trolling right now. I have had my best luck this week pulling my rigs 145 feet behind the boat at 3.1 – 3.4 mph.
As the lake starts to clear, the umbrella-rig bite will get better.