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I have only spent two days on the water since my last report due to all the rain. The north end of the lake is going to be really trashed out in a couple of days because of the rain we have had this week. I am hoping the mud line won’t make it to mid-lake by this weekend. If it does, then work your way south until you find the mud line.
Downing small trout, shiners or shad should work well fished 18-34 deep out of the river channel. Anywhere you find clear water should work well.
The bigger fish (stripers) are on the move and up shallow. Planer boards and free-lines with trout or shad will give you a chance to catch one of the big boys. Stamp Creek to Iron Hill is where I would target big fish right now.
The spoon bite is also starting to pick up. I am having my best success on a 1-ounce white Flex-it Spoon.
The topwater bite is also picking up and has been best north of Kellogg’s.
I hope the heavy rains don’t push these fish down.
Trolling is still dead, but should pick up as soon as the water starts to clear.