Lots of bass are caught on spinnerbaits or crankbaits on shallow rocky points. Bass may be caught shallow in 2-3 feet of water, medium in 5-6 feet of water or by fishing deep in 11-12 feet of water. Shallow fish are holding in backs of pockets on rockpiles or on dropoffs. Use shallow running or rattling crankbaits with a high speed retrieve over rockpiles or adjacent to stumps. Medium depth fish are taking spider jigs and grubs on points or wood structure. The deep fish are relating to normal cover such as humps, road beds and ledges near dropoffs.

Crappie anglers are loading coolers, using small minnows over brushpiles and around bridge pilings.

Schools of breaking Stripers are being found between Buoy 16 and the Clarksville Bridge, and at the mouth of Bluestone Creek. Trolling Cordell Redfins and Rebel FasTrak minnows along the river channel is producing some good catches of stripers, but don’t be surprised if you end up with a 30+pound flathead catfish.