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.