Archive for August, 2016

UPDATE 8/25/16

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Lake level is at 605.4 this morning. We had .4″ of rain overnite here but more in the area so it might go up a little bit.

CRAPPIE: As you can see in the posts, there are people catching keeper fish. You really have to just keep trying things until you find what clicks that day. The most consistent seems to be 15-25 FOW and slowly fish your way up until you get bit. Jig color also will change day by day, even hour by hour. A lot depends on the water clarity where you are fishing and intensity of sunlight. Change it up until you find that magic combination. Minnows and nibble usually help turn those light biters into a more aggressive bite.

CATFISH: We heard of a lot of flatheads and blues this past weekend. They must be mostly off the nests or at least coming off. This should improve a lot over the next couple of weeks and months. Shad seems to be the best bait. Sadly we can’t supply that for you.

BASS: We are hearing of some decent white bass bites again. Around the islands, underwater humps, etc.

UPDATE 8/10/16

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Lake level is at 613.7 and falling pretty quickly. Water clarity should be improving daily. The main lake has maintained fairly good water clarity. Elk Fork and South Fork were pretty dirty over the weekend.

CRAPPIE: As the tournaments show, there are still some darn nice crappie to be had on the lake. Big fish for the last tournament was 1.8# and the same fisherman had big fish the week before at 1.6#. Those are dandy fish. Search the main lake points, bluffs, etc for structure. Jig tipped with a minnow should get you some bites. You aren’t going to fill the boat, but catching a decent meal should not be to difficult. As is normal for this time of the year, look for the thermocline on your electronics. The fish will almost always be above that. On our end of the lake it is around 14 feet down.

CATFISH: There are a few flatheads and blues being caught and that should improve over the next week or two. Channel cats will still take a crawler in the areas where there was flow into the lake.

BASS: Whites seem to have slowed down, but can still be found over main lake humps and islands. I have heard of some good catches using diving plugs. I know some folks are catching some largemouth, but have not heard where. I assume deeper water 10-20 FOW.

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