The lake is on a steady rise with the recent rains but is still mostly free of debris. We will continue to rise until the elevation reaches 662.00 ft above sea level. This is now the NEW power pool set by the Corps. (Pool was raised to 659.00 from 654.00 to accommodate the new Minimum Flow Act set by congress. That has now been changed for a Summer Seasonal pool, adding 3 more ft.) Neadless to say, the boat launch at the end of K Hwy will have limited access this weekend. Lower road access was lost when we hit 660.00. But… the fishing is great! Bass and Walleye are the hot species right now!
Water Level – 661.3 and rising
Water Temp – 74 degrees
Water is Stained
Black Bass – Good on top water Spooks, Buzz Baits and other plugs. Also good on Ned Rigs, 1/2 oz jigs and small to medium plastics.
Crappie – Fair on Live minnows. Hot and cold from day to day. Still reports of Crappie in 8 to 10, but have had some hitting around trees in 15 to 20! Swimming minnow color has been Pear and Glitter.
Walleye – Good on dragging night crawlers on the flats. 15 to 20 ft. Also hitting on medium size crank baits.