Largemouth bass fishing is best from late March through May. June through the middle of July offers good bass fishing at night. Mid September through early November offers good bass fishing as well.
White bass fishing is typically good from the end of May through late June.
Crappie fishing is typically at its best from late March through the middle of April depending upon water temperature. June through October are good for fishing deep structure.
Recent Activity and Conditions
Bass fishing is good right now. Numbers of spots are being caught off rocks piles and near bluffs. Finesse worms in green pumpkin and red bug have been productive fished on a 1/8 oz shaky head or 3/16 dropshot rig. Largemouth are taking spinnerbaits off secondary points. White 1/2 oz heads with gold colorado and silver willow blades and a swimbait trailer works well. Fish the bait just out of sight for a better bite. The lake is clear, rising slowly at around 5 feet below pool and in the upper 60's.
Nolin is clear, rising about 4 feet below pool and in the upper 60's. Bass are biting a variety of baits. Pop-r's early is a good bet as well as buzzbaits. Spinnerbaits are good off docks and cover. Finesse worms are catching good numbers of spots off rockpiles. Carolina rigged creature baits are beginning to catch fish off main lake points. It's going to be a wet weekend. Gear up with Cabela's rain gear!
Fishing is very good at Nolin. The lake is clear, rising slowly about 2 feet below pool and in the upper 60's. Good numbers are being caught off rock banks, points and in timber. Medium running crankbaits in a shad or craw pattern have been good. Small jig/craw combinations in the summer craw pattern have been catching quality fish off rockpiles. A slow fall has been getting the most bites. A shaky head worm in watermelon has been good fished on a 1/8 or 3/16 head. A topwater bait is good early. Sinking worms and flukes are doing well. Fluorocarbon and clear mono will get a few more bites in the clear water. It is good fishing all over right now!
Bass are still biting a variety of baits off rock banks and points. Most fish are around 10 feet. A medium running crankbait has been good in a shad or craw pattern. Topwater baits such as a buzzbait or pop-r have been good early. Finesse worms on a shaky head in green pumpkin have been productive. Carolina rigs with big brush hogs are getting a big bite off points. Bites are few, but good quality fish! White bass should be active on top very soon.
Fishing has slowed this week with the rain and fluctuating water levels. The lake remains clear, mostly debris free and in the high 70's. Points and channel bends have produced best. Carolina rigged brush hogs, senkos and football jigs have been on the menu. Most fish are between 15 and 25 feet. Crappie have been scattered and not yet locked on brush. Tube jigs in pearl and chartreuse have been working. Have not seen to much surface activity with the white bass. Should happen about any time. Wear your pfd and be safe on the lake this weekend.
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