I didn’t fish as much as I would have liked this week due to the holidays, but the few times I was on the water fishing was good.
The bait is starting to move back into the Creek and so are the Stripers and Hybrids. Mid-lake seems to be holding better numbers of fish than the south end and 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 sun up and then again at sun down, 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 and can be caught on Shad, Trout and Shiners on down lines anywhere from 18-50 feet deep. The spoon bite is also good mid-day.
Once the water temp dips below 50 degrees the spoon bite will get better than live bait. The trolling bite is fair at best right now and 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 to 3.4 MPH. As the lake starts to clear, the umbrella rig bite will get better.
I have a few days open, so give me a call and we’ll catch you some bass!
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