Looks like the Monsoon season is upon us! Wet conditions, but great for the fish! Concentrate on the backs of the creeks where the fresh water run-off is coming into the lake. All species of fish are chasing the shad into the backs of the coves. The lake is on a steady rise of about 1 – 2 inches per day. However, with all the rain, the lake is still free of major debris. The water is slightly stained, which make is great for fishing!
Water Level – 661.7 and rising
Water Temp – 75 to 78
Water is stained
Black Bass – Good on Jigs, Shaky Head plastics and Spinner Baits. Also starting to catch some big ones on a 10″ plastic worm Texas Rig. Keep a top water plug handy as well as a chrome lipless crank bait. Fish the steep rock bluffs and points. Many of the bites are occurring around 20 to 25 ft.
Crappie – Fair on live minnows and swimming minnows. The crappie are scattered all over the lake. Many are being caught in 20 ft of water. Work the deep brush and old tree banks.
Walleye – Good on about everything! Huge numbers still coming in. Had some reports of 20+ per day, but only a small amount of keepers. Medium to large crank baits, bright colors on the points and sand flats. Also good on night crawlers.