Current lake level is 720.70 and surface water temp
is 83 degrees.
Recent rainfall and rapidly rising lake level have
the fish very confused. They run turbines at the dam then shut it down . Then
they open uip the flood gates and fishing gets really good with the increase in
current, then more torrential rain and they shut the water flow off again. This
tupe of fluctuation in the water conditions has the fish scattered all over the
place. They are showing on the schedule that they will again open the flood
gates on Saturday to the tune of 50,000 cubic feet per second. This should get
the bite going again.
The white bass have been busting shad early and
late in the day on the lower lake in the area within three miles of the dam.
Their location has not been consistent but if you cruise the lower lake looking
for these large schools busting shad have a 1/2 ounce spoon tied on. When you
spot a school cast the spoon past them and bring the spoon thru them on a rapid
retrieve and hold on they will hammer it.
Once the flood gates come back on Saturday not only
will you find the whites schooling on top, but the whites and hybrids will also
begin to show up on the humps again. 1/2 ounce spoons jigged on the bottom for
the whites on these humps, and a 4 inch chartruse sassy shad on a threee quater
ounce head slow rolled on the bottom over the humps for the hybrids will be a
Crappie have been very slow, but there have been
some fish taken 12 feet deep in the cedars all over the lake where the water is
clear enough to fish. The Pomme and Tebo Arms have been best. Fish the cedars at
the mouths of the coves as I said 12 feet deep with minnows being the
The cats have been best on jugs on the main
lake flats, and in the flooded fields in the backs of the creeks with a variety
of bait doing well. Cut shad, hot dogs, bluegill, and prepared baits are all
The bass are very scattered but they are
shallow in the flooded green stuff. Two areas have been best for bass. Main lake
points, or all the way back in the creeks and coves. Tie on a spinner bait,
buzzbait, frog, weightless palstic worm, any bait you can work efficiently thru
the thick flooded cover and stay on the move for these scattered shallow bass.
See ya at Sterett Creek
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
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