Big Hill Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Crappie Good 6-12" Crappie fishing remains steady.  Look for crappie to be around the docks and other brushy structure around the shoreline.  Minnows have been working best.  Recent sampling has indicated that crappie have begun to move into the shallows.
Channel Catfish Good 16-24" Catfishing remains good. Shad sides and chicken livers have been working best.  Catfish have moved into the shallows all around the lake, look for fishing to be best in the evening.
Largemouth and Smallmouth  Bass Good 12-18" Largemouth bass fishing has improved.  Look for fish to be near shoreline vegetation in the early morning and evenings.  Shore fishing has improved with cooler water temps.
Bluegill and Redears Fair 6-8" Look for bluegill and redear just outside of the weed line.  A worm under a bobber has been working best.
General Comments

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

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