Cedar Bluff Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair/Good Up to 15 inches Cool unstable weather during the spawn made finding fish shallow tough.  There still is time to catch fish shallow, especially toward the lower end of the reservoir.  Otherwise, anglers are catching fish vertically fishing jigs around flooded timber stands lining steeper drop offs in water depths anywhere from 15 to 25 feet.  A 10 inch minimum length limit is in effect on black and white crappie.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 4.5 lbs. Increased water level and abundance of flooded vegetation has spread fish out and made them tougher to catch.  Anglers report some success fishing spinnerbaits, pig and jig combo's, and texas rigged soft plastics around flooded vegetation in 3 to 5 feet of water.
Walleye Good Up to 28 inches Anglers are catching fish casting or drifting jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or casting shad imitating crankbaits over shallower points and shelves or along lines of flooded vegetation.  A 21 inch minimum length limit and 5 fish/day/angler creel limit is in effect to regulate walleye harvest.
White Bass/Wipers Fair

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

Increased water level has spread fish out and made them harder to pattern.  Anglers report catching fish casting shad imitating jigs and crankbaits around flooded vegetation or over windswept points.  Also, trolling shad imitating crankbaits along lines of timber near drop offs has been effective.  Anglers are picking up wipers here and there mixed in with the white bass.


SURFACE ELEVATION- 2127.03-16.97' 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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