Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 86
I fish here often and the Bass and bluegills are almost non existent.
I have found gizzard shad and crappie to be abundant and some
smallmouth bass in the river if you can get there at the right time.
Catfish are also abundant but not any size at least good eaters that
is, no walleye that I have ever seen have come form this lake maybe 20
years ago but none of recent times.
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 59
Water is VERY murky. Can\'t see the bottom of the live well at this
point. Levels are still very low but should be coming up any day now.
Some branches and limbs are floating about but no major logs yet.
That, too, should be here any day.
Crappy are hitting on active baits at 1\'-2\' deep. A week ago they
could be found deeper but the water clarity is making that all but
Bass are getting active and are to be found shallow.
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 76
Caught (36) crappie between the two of us. Bobber was set at 9 feet, using minnows. Fish are post spawn, and gradually moving to deeper water. Water is full of loose timber and logs, so be on the lookout. Happy Fishing!
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
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