Update 7/23/14 Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 by Ron
Lake level is at 608.8. They are busy drawing water so this level will change daily for a while I’m sure. The water looks pretty good until you get pretty far up into the arms. Water temp is low 80′s.
CRAPPIE: The bite seems to be in 15 to 20 FOW over submerged brush piles. If you don’t have good electronics just slow troll from tree to tree until you find some. Seems we are back to the any color and chartreuse jigs tipped with a Nibble, or anything and a minnow. If you are slip bobber fishing start at about 10 feet down and adjust as needed. Once you find that right depth you can pretty much leave it right there. Bridge piers seem to be coming on as well if you like to fish them.
BASS: Haven’t heard anything on black bass but there are still some whites being caught on rocky points and around the islands. Something shiny works and so does a minnow.
CATFISH: The bite is pretty quiet for all species right now, though you can always find some channel’s to tangle with. Nitecrawlers or your favorite stinkbait should get their attention. It shouldn’t be to long before the blues and flat heads start eating again.
NOTES: The crappie tournament at Chigger Hill this past weekend took 9.88# to win. This weekend is the Shack tournament. I would expect there to be 90 to 100 boats in that one.