Archive for September, 2015

Update 9/24/15

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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.

Update 9/18/15

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Lake level is 604.7. Water is pretty clear especially on the other end of the lake. Rain later today might change it some. Water temp is mid 70’s.

CRAPPIE: Sporadic. When you hit the right spot at the right time it is darn good, but it is a challenge to get that done. When you do, it will probably be on a main lake brush pile. Color is going to be dependent on water and sky conditions. I found white/chartreuse and a nibble to work quite well when the sun is shining bright.

CATFISH: There are still some nice blues biting but not a lot of people out there fishing for them right now.

BASS: There are some whites biting on the points and islands. Bass fishermen are catching some good bass with a fair amount in the 5-6# range.

NOTES: This weekend is the Buddy Bass tournament so there will be nearly 200 boats out there hunting for the next big one. Please be courteous to each other.

ANOTHER NOTE: Archery season started on the 15th. We hope to see some good deer for pictures.

Update 9/2/15

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Lake level is at 605.8. Water is fairly clear by MTL standards. Water temp was 74 but this warm weather is bringing it back up. I am sure we will see 78 by the weekend.

CRAPPIE: It seems to be an early evening bite. We have been catching good fish from about 5:00 until 7:00. Main lake timber with brush piles seems to be working well right now. White/green with a nibble on it works well. The fish are definitely starting to bulk up.

BASS: Still not a lot of reports on white bass, though some are being caught while crappie fishing. Largemouth still seem to be biting pretty good with some 5 to 6 # fish being caught.

CATFISH: Plenty of channel cats getting caught on worms and also on minnows while crappie fishing. There have also been some nice flat heads and blues getting caught on the flats or channel edges.

NOTES: Fishing is definitively improving the last couple of weeks. The stable water level and temps are a big plus. The lake will be plenty crowed this weekend as it is the last holiday weekend for the summer so be careful out there. Also be courteous.