Nolin Guide Service - Terry Watts'

What's Biting 

Largemouth bassfishing 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

Fishing has been good over the last week or so.  The lake is about 7 feet below summer pool and rising slowly.  Surface temps are in the mid 60's with the lake being clear.  Bass fishing has been fair to good.  Spinnerbaits, jigs and plastics have all been good.  Spotted bass are beginning to bite good on jigs and plastics.  White bass are beginning their spawning run.  

Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.

Lake conditions continue to improve.  Surface temps are running around 65 degrees.  The lake is around 5 feet below summer pool, rising slowly and mostly clear to stained.  Largemouth have been locked on structure the last few days.  Chatterbaits and spinnerbaits have been good.  Spotted bass are biting good on finesse jigs and crankbaits fished off rocky banks.  Crappie has slowed considerably.  Some larger fish are being caught 6 to 8 feet off main lake structure.  White bass fishing has been good in the upper river using 1/8 oz spinners and grubs.  If you like fishing for rock bass,  now is the time.  A small plastic craw in black fished on a 3/16 jig is very productive over rock piles.

Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.    


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