With the predicted rains, fishing success will depend on patience. Target mud lines where muddy creek water enters the main lake or river. Chartreuse or red/orange rattling baits and Chatterbaits, as well as large gold bladed spinnerbaits should take most of the bass. Clear water calls for more natural colors, the vibrating crankbaits and spinnerbaits are still the ticket. Slow retrieves will produce better in the colder water.
Striper are biting on live shad, from buoy 10 to Bluestone Creek. Fishing is good in the upper end of the lake, as the stripers continue their spawning run. Red Fins and small Shad Raps are the prime lures, while three inch Sassy Shads are taking white bass, from Bluestone Creek upriver.
Largemouth bass are taking spinnerbaits, Speed Shads and plastic grubs adjacent to the willow bushes on main lake points. These fish are in the pre-spawn mode, while the fish in the backs of the creeks are fanning beds and taking jig ‘n pig and topwater lures.