Lots of fish were caught the last few weeks! Still doing great on almost all species of game fish! Water is hot and dropping fast, but the bite is still on if you can stand the heat and humidity! The lake if now dropping about 4 to 5 inches per day with an expected crest of 662.00 on June 28th.
(The Army Corps has now made this lake level the new summer power pool after implementing the Minimum Flow Act several years ago. Unfortunately the boat launch near K Dock will still not be usable at this level. This launch was designed to be used for a power pool of 654.00. This launch was never raised before they changed the lake to the current level. We believe its time to make some noise and tell the Corps that we need a High Water Boat Launch! I will be posting a separate blog on this site about this project very soon.)
Water Level – 668.00 and falling
Water Temp – 87 to 90 degrees
Water is Stained
Black Bass – Good on a variety of baits: Top Water early morning and evening. Jigs on points and steep rock bluffs, peanut butter and jelly working good. Large crank baits and 8 to 10 inch plumb or blue fleck plastic worms.
Walleye – Good on trolling medium crank baits. Keep the boat in about 20 to 25 ft. for suspended walleye in the 12 to 18 ft range. Some walleye being caught on larger crank baits and bottom bouncers in the 20 to 30 ft range. They will really start to go deep if the surface temp jumps above 90 degrees! Lots of 5 to 6 lb walleye caught on white or silver spoons, vertical jigging, around 20 to 25 ft of water off the points!
Crappie – Good to Fair on live minnows in brush piles. Also some very large crappie being caught trolling small to medium crank baits a few feet from the high bluff sides of the lake!