The long summer heat took its toll on the line-sides. Fish are scattered from one end of the lake to the other looking for decent dissolved oxygen levels and cooler water temps. These fish are still willing to eat, but finding them can be a challenge.
The topwater bite has been the overall best producer, with trolling umbrella rigs and down-lining live bait running a close second.
Mid-lake southward has been producing best for the bigger Hybrids, but if you’re after numbers the White Bass bite is hard to beat on the north end of the lake.
This is the time of year that you need to be universal and not one-dimensional on techniques. Live Bait, down-lines, free-lines, topwater, spooning and trolling will all catch you fish on any given day.
I really look for the bite to pick up in the next few weeks with these cooler temperatures. Right now, we just have to be patient.
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