Water temps are
mostly in the 60's .The lake is mostly clear and down about 3 feet .
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Bass: Good. ---As we move on toward April, the warming weather and a slightly stained lake should move many of the largemouth very shallow quickly ,especially if we have a continued warming trend. Otherwise, expect the largemouth bite to continue to be good around any shallow wood or brush, rip-rap rocks or around shallow baitfish schools. Shallow-water baits such as ChatterBaits, square-bills and Rat-L-Traps should work effectively. Spinnerbaits and jig ’n pigs are also producing some fish around wood. It’s also a good time to catch a big fish, even though the numbers may not be that great early in the month. One of the main keys to this type of shallow fishing is to look for warmer water. A ditch or creek run sometimes helps to bring warmer water into an area, especially after a warm rain.Even a 2-3 degree difference can have a positive effect Dark chunk rock and red clay retain heat and attract bass.--Fishing for spots can be awesome as they will start to bed in March as well.A simple Carolina rigged green pumpkin finesse worm is hard to beat for numbers,
Linesides: Good. The river run started up in mid- March this year, and how good it gets usually depends on weather and water conditions. What you don’t want is really muddy and cold water below 55 degrees. I usually start out with cut bait soaked in garlic spray in water temps around 60 or lower. Live shad work usually work better in water temps of 60 or higher. Start around Ringer Access, and follow the fish upstream as the water warms.---- Stripers mixed with hybrids and white bass can continue to school on top down-lake throughout early spring as well. Expect the topwater fishing to be the best very early and very late or on overcast days. The schooling fish are mostly less than 3 pounds or so, but there are some bigger fished mixed in, as well. Gulls and loons are also still out there now to help you pinpoint the schooling linesides. The mouths of Yellow Jacket, Wehadkee and Maple creeks have all been producing some fish. Downlining with live shiners will also work. Target drop-offs near the channel or the top of humps. Trolling with mid-depth crankbaits, Alabama Rigs, bucktail jigs and vertical jigging with spoons have also been producing in these same areas. The key is finding clearer water.
Crappie: Excellent. -- The multiple warm days this week drastically improved the crappie fishing. Crappie are being caught in the shallows on minnows and jigs under a float, especially in the afternoons. Blowdown trees in 5 to 10 feet of water are still holding some fish as well. Concentrate on trees that are close to the old creek or river channel. Some fish are being caught by drop-shotting minnows over or near deeper brush as well. Expect the shallow bite to turn off in the event of an extended cold snap or get even better with an extended warming trend. Trolling for crappie usually kicks into high gear soon as well .Wehadkee Whitewater and Yellow Jacket creeks almost always seem to turn on in March. Hopefully the water will stay fairly clear up as we move into April. Trolling always seems to work better in clearer water. Overall, March & early April is probably the best time frame for size and numbers of crappie.Expect many of the crappie to bed on the full moon in early April this year with the mild winter we have had.