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GOOD. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.54’ low. Black bass remain good and best at daybreak with topwater, worms and jigs. Till sundown, fish brush and points suspending between 10-16 feet. Crappie are good on jigs in deeper shady spots. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and stinkbait.
FAIR. Water stained; 85 degrees; 1.60’ low. Largemouth bass are fair using topwater, working long points and hydrilla early, moving to ridges and rocks mid-day and late. Live bait has been good, but for the purest use diving baits, worms and jigs. Crappie remain stable and fair in timber with jigs. White bass are good, but you have to check a lot of depths to find them. A few redear sunfish have been caught this summer on worms. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.
FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; 48.45’ low. Black bass are fair, staying near the dam for the deepwater bass. Deep points have yielded some success on crankbait, worms and jigs. Walleye are fair off working points and drops coming out of coves with worms and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs above or below structure depending on depth. Channel catfish are fair fishing deep for the larger catches and running around 10-12 feet consistently.
GOOD. Water clear; 85 degrees; 10.65’ low. Black bass are fair with subtle natural colored baits fairing the best. Brush is still worth working, and the many points in the deeper portions of the lake are where the bass should be. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live and cut bait. White bass are fair in the original river structure.
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 2.58’ low. Largemouth bass are good and still best early with topwater. The rest of the day work laydowns, and vegetation in any form. Texas-rigged worms, crankbait and jigs are the mainstays. Crappie are good on minnows no deeper than 10 feet. White bass are fair, staying deep off points. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait and cut bait.
FAIR. Water slightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.46’ low. Black bass are fair, sticking to the rocks and rocky ledges with shadows on the lake’s surface. Use soft plastic worms and crankbaits. White bass remain good on small crankbait in significant drops only below 18 feet. Crappie are good on jigs under docks. Striped bass have slowed trolling deep channels. Catfish are good on cut shad with increased activity at night.
FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are good when looking for surface activity, fishing shallow at daylight and around the dam as soon as the heat is upon you. Crappie are fair fishing jigs thru the fallen timber. White bass are fair deep on drops and points with live shad. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
SLOW. Water stained; 81 degrees; 22.48’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair and looking for cover. You won’t find many fish mid-depth. You will need to fish deep. Fish Carolina rigged worms, jigs and spinners. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows on humps. Walleye are decent, moving a bit deeper to around 10-12 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait, cut bait and stinkbait.