Archive for June, 2015

Update 6/25/15

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Lake level is at 624. It looks to be holding for now. The Corp is working hard to get it down so we can stay off of high water ramps. Time will tell. Naturally, with all of that inflow the water is pretty stained. Much less so on the dam end of the lake.

CRAPPIE: We are still in a tough bite. Fish can be caught but you will certainly earn each and every one of them. Try to find underwater structure. Use every trick you know….minnows, nibbles, dead stick them, slow reel, etc.

CATFISH: Channels love this stuff so you can catch plenty of them. Look for inflowing water, fish under bridges, etc. Nitecrawlers work great. Seems to be more blues starting to bite again so I would guess they are coming off of their nests. Flat heads won’t be far behind. Try further up in the creek arms.

BASS: Some largemouth being caught with spinners. Crawdad patterns are probably a good place to start.

NOTES: Be careful out there as there is some debris floating.

Update 6/18/15

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Lake level is at 619 and looks to have stopped rising. A few of the smaller ramps have closed for now. See the update Mary posted in the last post. Water temp is still hovering in the 70 degree range.

CRAPPIE: Tough bite. They are catching a fair amount of small fish on places like bridge piers and trees or bluffs but bigger fish are pretty hard to come by right now. We can only hope they settle into their summer pattern soon. Your best chance would be to find some submerged cover and try to entice a few from them.

BASS: I have not heard much except some people have been catching white bass at submerged humps, islands and rocky points.

CATFISH: There are some channels biting as all of this inflow is perfect for them but we haven’t seen much for blues or flatheads all week. Of course some of that is there are very few fishermen out there. Look for channel cats wherever you find water flowing into the lake.

RESORT NOTES: We have opened a BBQ at the resort. We call it The Baithouse BBQ. We will be serving BBQ every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 till 9. We will have pulled pork and a variety of other smoked meats each week. We also have a bar so you can enjoy a beer or other beverage while enjoying some good food. Come give us a try. We will not be doing mixed drinks, however there is a wide variety of adult beverages available. Call us with any questions. See you soon.