Update 9/11/14 Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 by Ron
Lake level is at 607. That is a 3.5 foot rise since Tuesday. We had 2.75″ of rain here but there was a lot more in the surrounding area. The biggest influx is coming in on North Fork, so naturally you will encounter a lot of dirty water there.
CRAPPIE: They are still scattered at all depths. 3 FOW on timber and brush and 30 FOW on tree’s, piers, etc. You can also find some on rocky points suspending. Jigs have been successful as have minnows. Most likely you will have to work for them. They are out there and they will bite most days, you just have to find them. With the water color going back to normal MTL stained I would think you will want some chartreuse on your jog. A nibble also will add some scent.
CATFISH: Blues are starting to hit pretty good. Size is running anywhere from 10 to 45#. Goldfish are working as are perch. I am sure the channel cats will be going strong with all of the influx of water and with it, food. Crawlers are a good bet.
BASS: No word on largemouth but we have heard several reports of good bites on whites. Rocky points, islands, even near the bridge piers at times.
NOTES: We now have a good supply of Muddy Water, Bobby Garland, Charlie Brewer Crappie Sliders, Swarm Jigs, Thumper Jigs, and a few remaining Crappie rockets. The Thumper jigs are hand tied locally and seem to work quite well.