Cedar Bluff Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Slow/Fair Up to 15 inches Vertically fishing minnows, jigs, and slab spoons over the tops of the fish attractors and other deeper structures.  The bite has been considerably slower the past couple of weeks as anglers report catching 10 to 20 fish on a good day.  A 10 inch minimum length limit and 50 fish/day/angler creel limit is in effect to regulate crappie harvest.
Walleye Slow Up to 28 inches No Report. A 21 inch minimum length limit and 5 fish/day/angler creel limit is in effect to regulate walleye harvest.
White Bass/Wipers Slow

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

No Report.  Vertically fishing slab spoons over the tops of fish attractors or prominent main lake points and shelves may be a good place to start.  

WATER TEMPERATURE-40 degrees F

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2132.60 ft. above MSL-11.40 ft. below conservation pool

ICE REPORT-Thin ice sheets are forming in the upper ends of coves and upper end of the lake during overnight hours but ice is usually broken up and/or melted later in the day.  The Overland and Muley boat ramps are open.  The north Cove 1 ramp is iced in by a thin sheet periodically.

ATTENTION: An established zebra mussel population has been documented at this water making Cedar Bluff an ANS designated water.  With this designation, regulations are in effect primarily aimed at discouraging water containing microscopic zebra mussel larvae from leaving the property and establishing in new waters.  Any time one leaves the reservoir it is best to clean mud, vegetation, or attached zebra mussel adults off of boats and other equipment, drain any thing on a boat or other equipment that holds water, and allow boats and other equipment to dry completely before using them at another body of water.  It is now illegal to use wild-caught bait from Cedar Bluff at any other water.  Live fish are not to be taken off the property.  And all livewells and bilges must be drained prior to leaving the property.

It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.

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