we move into the month of June, bass fishing normally shifts to a deep
structure pattern . Hungry post spawn bass can normally be caught
around submerged road beds, pond dams and deep brush piles.Zoom Ol
Monster or Mag 2 worms, pig n jigs , and Bomber Fat Free citrus shad
crankbaits are the normal baits of choice.Look for fish in 12-20 feet of
water----- Also a few fish always seem to stay shallow. Topwaters,
Buzz Baits and Senkos are good choices if you want to try shallow,
especially early in the morning. One key pattern is to look for bream
beds or May Fly hatches.---- Spotted bass also move to deeper cover . A
Zoom shaky head worm on a Tommyhead jig will work around blowdowns,
bluff walls, and bridge pilings.
STRIPERS, HYBRIDS, & WHITE BASS = GOOD
In June, focus on the main lake, mostly south of Hwy 109
bridge. Downlining with live bait is highly effective.Try live shad or shiners for awesome results. Look for fish to
be holding around humps and drop-offs near the channels of most all the creeks in 15-25
feet of water. Topwater fishing is usually very good as well.The fish should start schooling on the surface and
can be caught on popping cork rigs or by trolling small crankbaits.
CRAPPIE = GOOD
crappie have moved to deep water for the most part. Try pitching small
jigs around or under docks or into deeper brush
piles for the spawned out fish. There are lots of deep brush piles in
the pockets near many of the boat docks, especially in the Liberty Hill
& Yellow Jacket Creek areas. You may have to work a little harder
them, but the fishing can be really good for Crappie when you do find
them.--- Night fishing is usually very good during June. Try tying up
under a bridge ,grab a bucket of minnows ,put out some lights and enjoy
the cooler night air.
SHELLCRACKER & BREAM = GOOD
overlooked, June is a good month to catch bedding bream. Search the back
end of pockets, especially those with hard bottom or stumps. Use
crickets or live worms 2-3 feet under a float for some real fun.
CATFISH = GOOD
good catfishing in the river from Ringer access to Franklin. Fish the
deeper holes with cut bait, worms, chicken liver, or frozen shrimp to
target channel cats. Bottle or Jug fishing can be fun for the entire family. The flathead catfish seem to prefer live bait. Try
live shad, live bream, or bass shiners for a chance at a 20 lb.+ fish.Night fishing for them can be very good.