Current water level is 704.98 approx. a foot and a
half below normal pool, and the water surface temp is 59 degrees.
We have enjoyed some great crappie fishing this
week on the bare rock bluffs. While the crappie have not exactly been jumping in
the boat the bite has been consistent enough to put limits in the boat for those
willing to weed thru alot of small fish to get a limit if nice 10 to 12 inch
fish. For the majority of anglers limits have taken longer than we are used to
but patience is the key to sucess as the fish are still scattered and not yet
grouped up in the big winter schools we are used to.
1/4 ounce Bob Bates jigheads in red or pink tipped
with Swarm jigs in red and chartruse, black and chartruse, and orange and
chartruse have produced best. Keep your boat positioned over 16 to 22 feet
of water and drop the jig to the bottom and lift it just off the bottom maybe 6
inches to a foot and ease down the bluff as SLOWWWWWW as possible so you can
keep the jig just off the bottom. You will find that the fish are somewhat
bunched up on certain stretches of bluff, while other stretches will be void of
fish so once you hit two or three fish in an area work it over. Bites are very
soft and you will miss more fish than you catch, but there is enough action to
keep you interested in the right areas.
The area near the dam has recieved a ton of
pressure in the past couple of weeks so do not be afraid to branch out a bit to
get away from this pressure. You will find a better bite and better size fish in
areas that have not been hammered.
White bass and hybrids have been spotty at best
this week, but I think the recent cold front and high winds may get that bite
going. As always fish the windy flat points with fist sized chunkrock on them
with 1/4 ounce roostertails in white or chartruse, and 1/4 ounce rattle traps in
chrome for best sucess.
White and chartruse 1/2 ounce single spin spinner
baits with a number 5 or 6 gold blade are still the best bet for largemouth this
week. Half way to all the way back on the pockets and coves on secondary
points have been the best areas. There are some really nice bass in the 3
to 4 pound range to be taken right now as they feed up for
Have not had any reports on cats at all this
The winter crappie special starts the first day of
December!!!!!!! The bite should be in full swing by then!!!!
Thats it for this week hope all have a GREAT deer
season and a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!!
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
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