|Rating||Size||Baits, Method, Location|
|Walleye||Fair||15-28 inches|| |
No change here. Anglers have been catching walleye along the dam in 3 to 5 feet of water. These fish can be caught trolling shallow running crankbaits or casting a variety of lures. Drifting jig and crawler or jig and leeches may work as well. There are also a few fish being caught along the river channel off Cedar Point and Walleye Point.
3 million walleye fry were stocked in Lovewell this spring!
|White Bass/Wipers||Good|| |
|Same as last week. There has been a fair amount of surface activity with mainly white bass, but also with a few wipers. Look for these fish chasing shad on calm days around Cabin Point, the Cross, and Oak Hill. There are also a few fish being caught around the inlet and outlet depending on how much water is moving through. Anglers should also target the windblown side of the reservoir as schools of whites will follow the shad close to shore.|
|Crappie||Fair||7-13 inches||With the crappie spawn over, the fish will be hanging out around the deeper brush piles and Georgia cubes. They can be much harder to catch in the summer, but using minnows and jigs tipped with minnows may yield a few fish. There is also a summer pattern with fish hanging out near standing timber. They can also be caught using dead stick minnows.|
|Catfish||Good||All Sizes||The summer pattern continues. Catfish are being caught all over the reservoir and anglers shouldn't have much trouble finding some fish. Channel catfish can still be found along the dam and other rocky areas. Blue catfish are feeding on flats off the river channel in 12 to 16 feet of water and can be caught drifting shad and cut carp. There are plenty of flatheads to be found around the brush piles, off the dam, near the inlet, and around the Georgia cubes.|
Anglers can now find GPS coordinates, descriptions, and histories of some of the major brush piles in Lovewell. Simply follow this link Good Fishing Spots and select the individual brush pile to find out more information.
Current water temperature: 85°F Current water level: 1.3 feet above conservation
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!