UPDATE 6/23/16 Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 by Ron
Lake level is at 605.3. We got about 1″ of rain here, but it resulted in very little inflow as there were a lot of ponds to fill and the ground was very dry. I don’t expect it will cause any issues with water clarity. Water temp is in the low 80’s.
CRAPPIE: We have been hearing about a lot of happy fishermen over the past week. The evening bite seems to be pretty good. A lot are trolling along channel edges and bluffs. 100 and 200 series Bandits seem to be pretty popular and they will catch white bass, walleyes, and crappie. 12-20 FOW is a good place to start. Think typical summer pattern fishing.
CATFISH: Catching seems to be picking up again recently. We have heard of a lot of blues, along with a smattering of flatheads. It would seem like the blues are coming off the nests and the flatheads are on the nests or heading that way. Also hearing about a good channel cat bite. Nitecrawlers seems to be the ticket for them.
BASS: Not a lot of word on largemouth but we have heard of some being caught on points and deeper water. White bass are still going strong, especially the evening bite. You can catch them trolling or jigging. Points are good as are islands, which are really just points anyway for the most part.
NOTES: We have added a good selection of Bandits to our shelves due the popularity of them. They seem to catch a lot of fish. 100’s run at 2-5 feet down and 200’s run 4-8 feet down.