Archive for October, 2010

Update 10/20/10

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Lake level is at 611.3 and still coming down slowly. The weather has been just fantastic so far this  month and it looks like it will continue for a while yet. We may get some rain this weekend, but it doesn’t look to bad with highs in the 70’s. I’ll take that for this time of year. The leaves are starting to change colors, which really makes a day on the water a great visual experience. Mary is going out fishing tomorrow so I will try to get her to take some pictures of the scenery.—–The crappie are still biting pretty consistent. Try the trees along the channels and bluffs. move up or down the water column until you find where they are hanging out. Once you find that depth you should be able to move around and catch a nice mess of them. There are quite a few decent fish coming in. If you are really struggling to get a bite don’t be afraid to ask someone. Most folks won’t mind giving you some helpful hints.  You can also stop in here at the resort and we will try to steer you in the right direction. The crappie are feeding on shad so minnows are definitely key right now. Odie was out with Jim the other day…Jim uses jigs  mostly and you all know Odie uses minnows ALL the time…well, it didn’t take Jim to long to say it is definitely a minnow bite right now and switch over. Don’t be afraid to fish deep.—–Catfishing is picking up with some pretty nice blues coming in this week already. We have heard of some good flatheads as well. It will only be getting better as time goes on.—-Not much info on bass, though I do know there are a few being caught.——Don’t forget the half price weekend for the youth deer hunt and also for the anniversary party on Nov. 6. That weekend is almost full so if you are thinking of joining us I suggest you get a reservation in.

Update 10/13/10

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Water level is a bit below 615 and going down slowly. Temp is in the low 60’s in the morning. The crappie are really hitting good right now. Most of the reports seem to put them in 8-12 feet of water in the channels, but there are still plenty just off the main lake channels as well. They are making their way into the backs of the creek channels following the shad so over the next couple of weeks you will find more and more of them back to the spring haunts. As long as this nice consistent weather holds up we should continue to see a good bite. Most of the catches are 10-12″ with a few longer ones coming in as well.——- The catfish bite is definitely on the rise as well. We heard of quite a few coming on over the last weekend. I expect that will only improve over the next  month or so as well. —-This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the lake area. We will again be running our 1/2 price special for youth deer hunt weekend. Call the resort for details. Also remember the 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off/ Anniversary party. We are doing 1/2 price rooms for that Saturday night as well. Call the resort for more details if you are interested. We sure had a great time last year. See you there!

Update 10/7/10

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Lake level is at 616.2 and is coming down about 5″ or so a day. Water temp is in the very low 60’s and in pretty good shape as far as clarity. The crappie bite has been great with most people catching a limit pretty easily. This is one of those times when if you aren’t catching fish you need to rethink what you are doing because the fish are there and they are eating. The most success still seems to be coming from deep water. Watch that locator as the fish are deeper than you think. You can be stubborn and not believe they are down that deep, but then you just won’t have much luck. The deeper we get into October the better the chance you will find them moving into the shallows following the shad. In fact, that would be where I would try 1st just because it’s more fun. There doesn’t seem to be to big a rush to get on the water real early either. Let the sun warm up a  bit. If you don’t find them shallow try the bluffs and piers, then move back to the shallows mid afternoon after the sun has warmed the water up more. Minnows and nibbles!! —- No reports on bass or cats this week, but you know those cats are going to be eating.— We are supposed to have a fantastic weekend of weather with temps near 80 so come out and enjoy another great weekend at the lake.

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