Friday, December 21, 2018

Water temp is 43 degrees. Crappie are locating on the main body of the lake. Most of the fish are suspending 15 to 20 feet deep on the old timber lined creek channel with a bottom depth of 30 to 45 feet deep. Some of the crappie however are being caught just barely off the bottom in 30 feet of water. Most people are using minnows right now , but some have had luck on jigs. 12 to 15 inch fish are common.

Bass have been hitting Alabama rigs tipped with swim baits slow rolled in 15 to 20 feet of water, and jigs.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Water temp is 63 degrees. All fish species seem to have moved up shallow and easier to target.

Bass have been hitting jigs, square bill crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Some of the bass have already moved up into the creeks.

The majority of crappie are still being caught in the weed beds, however fish are holding on wood cover too. Minnows and jigs are both working well right now, but the trick when fishing the weed beds is to cover lots of water to locate fish. I've seen crappie up to 17 inches caught recently.

Red ear sunfish have moved up shallow (4-5 feet) and hitting well. It's hard to beat a good old lively red worm on the bottom for red ear, but other baits like popeyes tipped with wax worms and meal worms can work too. The same tactics are working well for bluegill too.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Water temp is in the upper 70's. It seems like everything has been running a month behind this year. The top water bite in the mornings has been fantastic for a good while now. Whopper ploppers and frog baits seem to be working best. After mid day soft plastics seem to be working very well, however the fish will still be in 10 feet of water or less.

Bluegill and red ear are still hitting crickets and worms, with the red ear being better quality on average than the bluegill.

People are still catching crappie during the day and at night. Fish structure in the coves during the day and deep water main lake areas at night using lights.

Catfish are being caught on chicken livers and worms.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Water temp. is in the low 70's. Bass are still coming off their beds and hitting a variety of lures . Use top water baits early in the mornings if you enjoy a top water bite.

I'm still hearing of good reports on crappie. One family reported fishing Saturday and Sunday and caught 97 crappie in 10 feet of water, fishing 5 feet down. 4 of the fish were around 16 inches, and a total of 34 fish were 12 inches or larger. The fish were still carrying eggs.

Red ear and bluegill are starting to come to the banks and spawn. Redworms, crickets, and popeyes tipped with wax worms seem to be working well.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Water temp. is about 70 degrees. Bass are coming off their beds and hitting a large variety of lures. For some top water action fish early in the morning on top with your personal favorites, then as the bite slows convert to worms, jigs, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits.

I'm still getting some good reports on crappie. Early in the morning fish are in a couple feet of water, and as the day progressively gets brighter the fish are moving a little deeper into about 5-6 feet of water. Minnows are working better than jigs right now.

Bluegill and red ear are starting to hit on crickets and worms, but they aren't quite ready to bed yet.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Water temp. is around 60 degrees. Bass are starting to bed, but numbers of fish are still being caught down to about 8 feet deep.

Crappie are hitting great. Many fish are on the banks in 2 feet of water, however on bright sunny days some fish are moving deeper as the sun moves higher in the sky, but can still be caught. Fish the creeks and the back of coves right now where higher concentrations of fish are locating. Minnows seem to be working by far the best, however jigs are catching some fish too.

Bluegill and red ear are doing OK, but the bedding season is around the corner now during the full moon phase later this month.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Water temp. is about 55 degrees. Bass are being caught on A-Rigs, red lipless crank baits, jerk baits and jigs. Concentrate your efforts on the flats (preferably wind blown) as that's where the warmest water will be and where the bass will tend to locate.

Good numbers of crappie have been caught suspended in 15 feet of water with a bottom depth around 24 feet. It's always a good idea to also try the timber lined creek channels toward the back of creeks this time of year too as good numbers of fish will eventually transition there as water continues to warm.

Catfish: There was a 56 pound blue cat caught about a month ago on Cedar Creek Lake.