Archive for December, 2015

Update 12/30/15

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Well, here we are, the last update for 2015. We have had another fun year here at the resort. At least the water levels weren’t crazy this year, at least until now. With this last storm system we are now at just about 619. Luckily all that is due to rain. If that 14 or so inches of rain had been snow we would have to shovel the roofs off just to see daylight. There have not been many fishermen out, but we did have a couple of brave souls who set some lines on Christmas Eve. They ended up with 3 nice blues on Christmas day and some more on the day after. Can’t beat that as a way for a dad to spend Christmas with his daughter. 3 of us went below the dam about a week ago and caught some fish on a very cold blustery day. We even caught a couple of 11″ers. Mostly we just had some fun. With the water level this high you know they will start running water as soon as the Mississippi levels come down some. Running water equals biting fish down there.

We wish all of you a fantastic New Year.

UPDATE 12/16/15

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Lake level is 613.2. It doesn’t look like it will go up much more for now. That means they will most likely be running water through the dam pretty steady for the next week or two.

CRAPPIE: It seems like a lot of people are catching plenty of crappie, but mostly small fish in the 7-8″ range. With the Corp going to need to run water through the dam the best bet might be to fish below the dam. They bite pretty quick down there when they run water. The fish tend to be smaller down there but if the lake fish are only 7″ or 8″ they should be pretty comparable. Toss a jig into the eddies and the bites are pretty much every cast.

No reports on any other fish but with this large inflow of water there should be some catfish action starting up. Look for the usual haunts with inflows.

All of us here at South Fork wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The store will be closing for regular hours as of Christmas. We will go back to regular hours again next spring. Lodging is still available – just call us and we will make arrangements. We also still have minnows and goldfish so just call and we will take care of you.