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UPDATE 10/26/17

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Lake level is 602.5 and water temp is lower 60’s. Clarity is quite good at a couple of feet.

CRAPPIE: Fishing is still pretty good around deep timber, bridge piers and some are also being caught shallow up in the creek arms. Pink seems to still be a good color but black/chartreuse is also prett good. Minnows and nibbles are both good additions. There are a lot of 10-12″ fish being caught and there is no reason to think it will not continue until freezeup.

BASS: Whites are being caught back in the creek arms and there are a lot of short largemouth back there as well. We have not heard much on the keeper sized largemouth.

CATFISH: There are a good amount of blues getting caught on shad and a few flatheads as well. Goldfish also work but shad seems to be the bait of choice right now.

NOTES: This weekend is the early youth hunt for deer. It is also our annual appreciation party, which will be held on Saturday from 5 till whenever. We always have a good time so stop on in and say hello.

UPDATE 10/2/17

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Lake level is 602 and holding pretty steady. Water is quite clear and about 74 degrees.

CRAPPIE: So far the crappie are still mostly in deep water. 20 to 30 FOW is a good place to start. It seems best to drop to the bottom and reel up very slowly until you get bit. Once you establish the depth they are holding at you can just drop to that depth. Black/chartreuse, pink/chartreuse, pink/black all seem to be working. A minnow and nibble also help. Bridge piers, deeper brush and trees are good locations right now. There are a few people catching fish shallow as well, but most seem to be in deep water yet. Keep an eye out for the birds as they are a great indicator of active shad.

CATFISH: It looks like the blues are starting to turn on. We saw a lot in the 30# range this weekend and even a 40+. There are a great many in the 5 to 15# range being caught also. There are also quite a few channel cats coming in along with an occasional flathead. This bite will only improve as the water cools down. Shad is probably the best bait to start with.

BASS: Not a lot of word on largemouth yet, but the whites are really starting to hit. Points and islands are great places to start. It doesn’t even seem to matter what time of day at this point.

NOTES: Remember, on the 20th and 21st is the Halloween Walk up at Indian Creek. It is a great place to take the kids. Also, over at pond by the State Park office, there are freshwater jellyfish in there. Now that is something you don’t see every day.

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