Big Hill Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Crappie Good 6-12" Crappie fishing remains good.  Look for crappie in deeper water near submerged structure.  Minnows under a bobber have been working best.  Sorting will be required to find bigger fish.
Channel Catfish Good 16-24" Catfishing remains good.  Look for catfish to move into the shallows at dark. Shad sides have been producing the most fish.
Largemouth and Smallmouth  Bass Fair 12-20" Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing remains slow.  Swim baits and soft plastics around the submerged trees and the vegetation have been producing fish.  Look for fish in deeper water.  Smallmouth bass fishing has slowed.
Bluegill and Redears Good 5-7" Look for bluegill and redear near the shallow as some have started spawning again.  Small bait under a bobber has been working the best.
General Comments

Release all Largemouth Bass 15-21" in Length, daily creel remains 5/day.

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