Some good catches of bass are being made on main lake points on jig ‘n pig, slow-rolled spinnerbaits and rattling crankbaits.
Bass are also being caught by anglers fishing the willows on main lake points with black/blue jig ‘n pig, chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. The lunker pattern is to fish rip-rap with spinnerbaits. Lots of shad are present in the shallow water around the rocks and trophy largemouth are up after them. Some good bass are hunkered down in the bushes. Flippin’ jig ‘n pig or plastic baits will get them out. Don’t neglect jerk baits, fished parallel to the bushes early and late in the day.
Stripers are being caught from buoys 2-8, trolling deep diving Cordell Redfins. Stripers are also being caught at Palmers Point, Keats, Eastland and Butchers Creeks on live bait and bottom fishing with cut shad.
Crappie anglers are taking coolers of good sized crappie from brushpiles in 6-10 feet of water on small minnows and tiny jigs. Below Kerr Dam, anglers are catching walleye on small bucktails and Rat-L-Traps.