Fishing Report – February 3, 2022

Bass action is fair to good on spinnerbaits and live shad in 6-8 feet of water, off points. Crappie are taking small minnows over creek channels and brushpiles, particularly in Rudd’s, Butcher, Panhandle and Grassy Creeks. A fair number of large bass are taking...

Fishing Report – January 27, 2022

Some bodies of water throughout the state are showing ice in various amounts. In some places, tide, current and/or sun will move or melt the ice enough to allow entry to the water, but a few places have been iced in. Check conditions before venturing forth. The warmer...

Fishing Report – January 20, 2022

Striper fishing is good, with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors. Crappie are holding above brushpiles in 10-15 feet of...

Fishing Report – January 13, 2022

Striper fishing is good with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. One of the better areas is around the Rudds Creek Bridge. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors, and...

Fishing Report – January 6, 2022

Largemouth bass are catchable by working spoons and spinnerbaits in 20-25 feet of water on dropoffs, in the lower end. The sun in the afternoon is bringing them up on rocky points to feed. Jig ‘n pig and fat plastic grubs are the ticket. Crappie are slow to hit,...

Fishing Report – December 30, 2021

Largemouth bass may be caught in 3-4 feet of water on Speed Shads and Poe’s RC3 crankbaits. A stop-and-go retrieve is working best. Crappie are hovering around deep brushpiles. Vertical jigging minnows over the brushpiles will produce the better fish. Striper...

Fishing Report – September 2, 2021

When fish are found, anglers can load the boat, but finding them is the trick. Best action is coming from midlake and downlake areas, and seems to be centered around the points halfway back in the creeks and in the edges of the flooded cover in the coves....

Fishing Report – August 26, 2021

Bass are schooled up on structure and can be consistently caught on old road beds and points in 4-10 feet of water. Fish are aggressively hitting lures bumped on structure. Best lures are plastic worms and grubs in light colors, fished on Carolina rigs. Striped bass...

Fishing Report – August 17, 2021

Bass fishing should be improving with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the...