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 has been fair as of late. Main lake channel swings and bluffs have been most productive. Small swimbaits fished on a 1/8 or 3/16 head have been a good choice. Cabelas competition series 3.5 in tn shad is a good flavor. Jerkbaits in white or olive shad have been good back in the creeks. Shallow exposed flats have been giving up some big fish. The bites are few, but good ones. Try a mean eye 60 squarebill.
The upper lake is muddy with the lower lake being stained as of yesterday. The surface temps are running in the lower 50's.
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The recent cold front has slowed fishing as of late. Water temps are in the low 50's. The lake has good color to it and is right at winter pool. Largemouth and spots are taking small swimbaits, tworms and jerkbaits fished along bluffs and channel bends. Squarebills can be productive in coves that are out of the wind. Pitching a 3/16 craw in standing timber has caught a few. Black/blue has been a favorite flavor. Cold water generally requires a jig trailer with very little action to it. Fishing should improve this weekend.
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Fishing is picking up this week. Surface temps are around 53 degrees and rising throughout the day. Lake levels are rising slowly with good color. Still several feet below summer pool. Bass are on the move to shallower water and feeding well. Squarebills in chartreuse shad patterns have been good. Jigs and craw combos have been catching fish off points. Black/blue has been a good flavor. Rigs with swimbaits have also been productive. Be prepared to cover a lot of water throughout the day.
Crappie fishing is picking up. Jigs and minnows are catching fish out of wood around 6 feet deep. Good sized fish are being caught. Fishing is expected to improve over the next 2 weeks.
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