Nolin Guide Service - Fishing Activity
Nolin Guide Service - Terry Watts'

What's Biting 

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
The lake is in a mid summer pattern and 85 degrees at the surface.  Most activity has been early, late and at night.  Bass have been taking jigs and plastics off points and step banks.  Medium running crabkbaits have had some success on suspended fish.  Those fish that show up around 15 feet over 20 feet of water or more.  A drop shot fished vertically has been catching fish off rock and brush 15 to 18 feet deep.  Small 3 inch baits on a 3/32 ounce head have been good off docks and boulders.  A slow, steady retrieve has been best.  Light line in the 4 to 6 pound range is a must.  Medium light action rods with a smooth drag helps with larger fish.  The usual flavors of green pumpkin, melon/red and purple are still productive.

Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.

Lake temperatures have been right around 88 degrees over the last few days.  Fishing has been best early, late and at night.  Jigs and plastics have been good off steep banks near channel bends.  Big baits have been most productive at night.  Green pumpkin, plum and black/blue have been good flavors.  A 5/8 single spin has been good for catching those fish chasing bait off points.  Black/blue or purple/red have been good flavors.  A twin tail grub is a good trailer.  Finesse baits and drop shot presentations have been good when fishing docks and rock.  Feeding periods get very short this time of year.  The last few days saw really good fish being caught for about 2 hours late and the bite shuts down.                  

Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.

Lake temps are in the high 80's with the lake being clear and at pool.  Fishing continues to be best at night.  Jig/craw combinations have been best along drops and steep banks.  Big worms have been best along points and flats.  Black/blue and green pumpkin have been good flavors.  Try tipping your baits with a spike-it chartreuse pen.  It helps to get a few more bites.  Early and late in the day, a shaky head and finesse worm has been getting bit off docks, rock and brush.  A spinnerbait has been getting bit by suspended fish off points.  A twin tail or swimbait trailer has been good.  Black/blue, black/chartreuse and black/red have all been good flavors.  Vary the size of the spinner blade as well as color of the blade to what the fish want.  It's mid August!  Patience is required. 

Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.

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