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The temperatures in the past week and the expected higher temperatures in the coming weeks should show fish beginning to feed heavily prior to their spawning.

Some good bass are taking shad-colored crankbaits on main lake points. Concentrate on the rocky, red clay points. Best area is between Clarksville and Eastland Creek.

Stripers are being taken on live and cut shad, off main lake points and in Nutbush Creek. Trollers are also taking a few stripers, on black and gold Redfins in 15-18 feet of water. Bucktails cast up on shore and retrieved slowly are also taking a few fish.

Crappie are stacking up at about eight feet, along the bridge pilings and over deep brushpiles throughout the lake. Small minnows and jigs are the preferred baits.

White bass are available at the mouth of Bluestone Creek. Below the dam, stripers are staging a huge spawning run and are taking bucktails down to the Steel Bridge.