Update 11/20/15 Friday, Nov 20, 2015 by Ron

Lake level is at 604.5. We had 4.25″ of rain so far this week. Snow predicted for tomorrow. The wind has been howling all week so really no one has been out fishing. Deer hunting has been sporadic. It seemed to us that opening weekend saw a lot of deer killed. This was also the case statewide with about 97,000 taken. That’s good news. The other good news is that the water is finally cooling down so if you get the chance on a nice day the fish should bite. Try deep water at the edge of a channel or bridge piers.

NOTES: This will be our last weekend for BBQ for this year. We will open that back up in the spring. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Update 11/9/15 Monday, Nov 09, 2015 by Ron

Sorry for the delay. For some reason the website quit working for a few days. Travis did a good job of getting it back up once we found out the site was down.

Lake level is just under 602. Water temp is about 55 degree’s. It should drop over the next week or so as our temps are starting to get down. Water clarity seems to be variable depending on where you are at.

CRAPPIE: The bite is getting better in shallow water. There are a lot of smaller fish, but some nice ones as well. As the water cools to 50 or so we should see a turnover and the fish will really start to bite up the rivers. After that, and this can happen in a pretty short timeframe, the fish will start to congregate at deep water locations. As late as it is already the turnover could be over before most people know it started. Cold water and lots of wind can make that happen.

CATFISH: There are some blues being caught as well as channel cats. Try the mouths of the larger creek arms. I would think there should be some good blues up along the dam in deep water.

BASS: The whites are biting in the same area as the crappie. We are also hearing of some good black bass being caught.

NOTES: This weekend is the opener for deer season. Be careful out there. The rut looked like it was going to start but seems to have cooled off last week. Hopefully it will pick up again by the weekend. Good Luck. Bring those deer in for pictures.

Update 10/28/15 Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 by Ron

Lake level is 602.25 and steady. we received about 1.6″ of rain yesterday but it doesn’t seem to be having a lot of affect on the lake level. Water temp according to the corp site is about 55 degree’s. It is starting to get to the area of fall turnover. Likely some area’s have already started.

CRAPPIE: We have heard of some finally starting to bite very shallow. This will only improve over the next couple of weeks as the water cools down further. The shad seem to already be up in the creek arms so the crappie will soon follow. You can also find them in deeper water hugging the bottom.

BASS: No reports lately.

CATFISH: There have been some blues being caught along with some channel cats. If you can find some incoming water from the rain you will likely have good luck on them.

NOTES: This weekend is youth hunt weekend. As always, we will be having our anniversary party on Saturday night. Call Mary for details. Stop in and say hi, enjoy a bowl of chili, pull a chair up to the fire, or grab a seat in the bar. We appreciate your support. Hard to believe this is 8 years already.

Update 10/14/15 Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 by Ron

Lake level is 602.7. Water is fairly clear for now. That could change in the next week or so if it cools down and starts to turn over. Water temp is at about 65 degree’s.

CRAPPIE: Fishing is still pretty tough but on any given day someone is catching decent fish. Most of what we hear is still main lake fishing. Points, brushpiles, tree’s. Minnows and nibbles are a good way to start, although I wouldn’t rule out trolling some Bandit’s, especially on those points, bluffs, and piers.

BASS: We have heard of some good white bass catches around the islands and on rocky points. Have not heard much on largemouth lately.

CATFISH: There are some blues being caught and last week some decent flatheads.

NOTES: This weekend is the Indian Creek Halloween walk. If you haven’t been to it you are certainly missing out on a good time for the kids.

On Oct 31 we will be celebrating out 8th anniversary Customer Appreciation party. Also, on that same weekend is Youth hunt weekend. As always, we will be doing 1/2 price rooms for youth hunters. Call the resort for details.

UPDATE 10/1/15 Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 by Ron

Lake level is 603.6. This is a great time to go out and locate structure that you would normally not see. Mark the location on a map or with your GPS. You can find laydowns and brushpiles that will have plenty of water over them next spring.

CRAPPIE: You have to work hard for them, but some nice fish can be caught. Deep timber and brushpiles should hold fish. The water is starting to cool down and over the next week will cool down a lot. The fishing will improve as it cools and the crappie will move up into the creek arms where they are bound to find loads of shad. The fishing can easily be as good as spring fishing when this happens. Anything with chartreuse on it and tipped with a nibble and/or a minnow will help to entice some bites right now.

BASS: We still here of some good bass being caught. Not great numbers, but some dandy fish. White bass are starting to hit pretty good as well. Roostertails, Mepps spinners, Little Cleos, etc.

CATFISH: There have been some flatheads getting caught recently along with some nice blues.

NOTES: The Indian Creek Halloween Walk is scheduled for Oct 16 and 17. This is an excellent event to bring the kids to.

MORE NOTES: Our annual anniversary party, chili cook-off is scheduled for Oct 31. Call Mary for more details. We will be having a good time as always.

Update 9/24/15 Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 by Ron

Lake level is 604.1. Water temp is still in the low 70’s. Clarity is pretty good at this point, though some of the upper reaches of the rivers are still somewhat murky.

CRAPPIE: Bite seems to be tough again. I would figure they are starting to stage in the main channels as they prepare to follow the shad up into the rivers and the back of the creek arms. Look for them to be at the edges of the channels. There are people catching some very nice fish but it is tough to get a limit of them.

BASS: The buddy Bass tournament shows again how fickle fishing is. Quite a few people were on good fish while pre-fishing, but had a tough time on Saturday and Sunday. The leader on Saturday had 19#, yet the winning weight after both days was only 29# Sunday was very tough. I have heard good things on white bass though so it looks like it is time to go after them. As usual, something white or bright will usually draw a bite. Roostertails is one name I have heard mentioned.

CATFISH: We have only heard of a few blues being caught recently. This fishing will only get better over the next couple of months.

NOTES: Florida Winery is hosting a Mark-a-Twain-a-ville this coming Saturday from 2 till 7 pm. Music by Gary Sluhan. Also, we are still doing our BBQ on Friday and Saturday nites. Smoked ribs, smoked chicken, and of course our pulled pork. Come join us.