Cedar Bluff Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 12 lbs. Fishing limb lines or trot lines baited with cut or live bait on shelves in 15 to 20 feet of water has produced fish from 12 inches to 10 lbs.  On average, anglers report catching a half dozen fish on a good night. 
Crappie Fair Up to 15 inches Vertically fishing jigs, spoons, or minnows around flooded timber stands in 20 to 25 feet of water or around the fish attractors has been best.  A 10 inch minimum length limit is in effect on black and white crappie.
Walleye Fair Up to 28 inches Casting or drifting jig and worm combos over points and shelves in 12 to 20 feet of water or trolling deep diving crank baits along the edges of points and shelves has produced.  The bite has slowed with the onset of warmer weather making early morning and evening best.  Transitioning into summer, vertically jigging larger slab spoons over drop-offs and other structure in 25 to 30 feet of water can be productive too.  A 21 inch minimum length limit and 5 fish/day/angler creel limit is in effect to regulate walleye harvest.
White Bass/Wipers Fair/Good

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

Vertically fishing slab spoons, vertically fishing and casting jigs, or trolling deep diving crank baits along the edges of drop-offs has been best.

Drifting live sunfish over points, submerged roadbeds, and other structure in 20 to 25 feet of water has been productive.


SURFACE ELEVATION- 2132.52-11.48' below conservation pool

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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