This week was a story of north and northeast winds. The water temperatures dropped 3 degrees to the mid 80s and the water clarity is still stained in the upper creeks and mildly stained in the lower lake.
The bass fishing was still fair to good. The early bite was with a Strike King square Bill 1.5 in three to eight foot of water on creek subpoints and main lake points. The rest of the day was spent throwing a Carolina rig in 18 to 24 foot of water. We used a Zoom watermelon red Baby Brush Hog and a watermelon candy Baby Brush Hog on the Carolina rigs. It is noted that we targeted isolated brush piles and fished the Carolina rig very slow.
We have the Big Bass Splash this week with over three thousand anglers on the water. Safety is paramount! Make sure you wear your life jackets and kill switches while the big motor is running and please be courteous.
The white bass fishing was slow this week. A few white bass were caught in 27 to 30 feet of water on old roadbeds and main lake points. We used Joe Spaits 5 inch chrome with silver scale pattern, flutter spoon. Make sure you keep that spoon down in the strike zone.
The crappie fishing was fair this week. The crappies were caught in 20 to 24 foot of water around the bridges and isolated brush piles. Use chartreuse with a pink tail Bubba Baits crappie jigs tipped with a small minnow.
The catfish fishing was very good this week. They are being caught in 18 to 22 foot of water around isolated trees. Punch bait was the bait of choice this week.