Water level is 710.30 almost 4 feet above normal,
and the water surface temp is 70 degrees.
As you might guess the water being up has the fish
on the feed, and fishing this week has been awesome!!!! They have been
generating power at the dam all week which has all species of fish set up on
some very predictable patterns.
The majority of the crappie are done spawning and
have moved out to 6 to 15 feet of water around timber, and into the shallower
brush piles on the flats. Both minnows and SWARM jigs in a variety of colors are
working well. Around the timber fish are 6 to 12 feet deep, while in the brush
piles you want your bait just above the top of the highest point in the pile. We
are seeing several limits of nice crappie in the 10 to 14 inch size range come
to the doch every day. As always if minnows are your choice remember to let the
fish put some downward pressure on the rod tip before setting the hook or you
will miss alot of fish.
The white bass and hybrid fishing this week has
been crazy. Spoons and sassy shads at the wier wall at the dam are producing
well. Hold your boat in 20 to 23 feet of water on the front drop of the weir and
vertical jig a 1/2 ounce Bob Bates spoon off the bottom, and cast the sassy shad
out parralllel to the drop let it go to the bottom, and slow rol it back. Whites
and hybrids are also showing up on the humps on the same baits as well as live
bait like shad and small perch. They normally do not run water at the dam on a
holiday weekend unless the lake is extremely high so this fishing may slack of
over the holiday. Check the Sterett Creek website under 3 day water forecast to
see what they might run at the dam this coming weekend.
Largemouth bass fishing has really picked up this
week also with buzzbaits and worms producing on the main lake points in 6 to 10
feet of water. We had some nice bass wieghed in in the Tuesday nite tourney with
10 pounds winng and a 4.77 big bass.
The catfish both blues and channel cats are on the
feed also. Blues are on the main lake flats in 10 to 20 feet of water on cut
shad and bluegill, while the channels are in the backs of the creeks taking
nightcrawlers on the bottom.
Well that's it for this week. Have a GREAT
holiday!!! See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!!
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
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