With the recent advent of warm weather, water temperatures are rising and bass and crappie are on the feed. Bass may generally be found near their normal spawning grounds, holding in adjacent deeper water and coming up on the flats to feed once the sun warms the water. Crappie are schooled up in 4-6 feet of water adjacent to cover.
Water level is at 303 and falling.
Some good bass are being taken on points, particularly those with submerged buckbrush. Dropping jigs or plastic baits in the buckbrush will generally take the fish. Also fish 6-10 feet of water near rocks, using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, plastic grubs, and Carolina-rigged lizards.
Crappie fishing is excellent over brushpiles and in shallows. Slow trolling with small minnows in the back ends of coves is producing well.
Striper action is slowing, but fish are still being caught off major creek points on cut shad, in 8-15 feet of water.