|Species||Rating||Size||Bait, Method, & Location|
|Rainbow trout||No report||2/lb||Trout season is over until November.|
|Channel catfish||No report||Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.|
|Bluegill||No report||Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Try jigs and finesse plastics early in the morning and later in the evening but because the fish are spawning some may be caught throughout the day.|
|Crappie||No report||Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs|
|Wiper||No report||Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work|
With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows. Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wiper casting jigs and large crankbaits in the windswept shores. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.
Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!
REMEMBER: Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.
Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!
Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.