Bass are found in the buck brush. Others are found on standing flooded gum trees. Bass are also being caught on Carolina rigged lizards and worms in pumpkin pepper or green pumpkin colors, fished on points in 5-18 feet of water in Butchers and Eastland Creeks.
Striper action is good, with fish being taken in the back of Nutbush Creek and from Buoy 16 to 18. Jigging with Hopkins Spoons or Sting Silvers is the better method, with some being caught on Cordell Redfins at night.
Crappie fishing is excellent on live minnows, fished over brushpiles in 8-15 feet of water and around bridge pilings. White bass are schooled and biting well. Below the dam, stripers to 15 pounds, are taking pencil poppers.
White perch and plenty of catfish are also available below the dam.