Update 10/1/14 Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 by Ron
Lake level is at 608.7 and rising. We had 2.25″ of rain here today. After 9 days of very steady lake level I think this will actually be a good thing. It was starting to feel like we were fishing a lake instead of an impoundment. Water clarity was near 3 feet and I assume that will change as will the water temp, which was hanging in the upper 70′s.
CRAPPIE: Limits are hard work right now. There are folks getting them, but they are fishing hard and mostly it takes the better part of the day to get there. We have seen some dandy fish come in….13″, 14″, even a few over that. Fall fishing should be great! 15 feet down seems to be the most common depth to fish, but it can be in 18 FOW or 30 FOW.
BASS: No reports this week but I heard of some whites caught in the past couple of weeks and that should improve as it cools down.
CATFISH: The influx of water should turn the channel cats on again. Fish where there is inflow. Crawlers, stinkbait, the normal stuff. There have been some nice 20 to 30# flatheads and blues caught on flats using shad, perch, and goldfish over the past 2 weeks.
NOTES: There are many many pelicans on the lake. I don’t know about the other end, but they are in all Forks on this end. They present quite a sight and are a sure sign of autumn.