by Terry Watts:
Fishing this week has been hit or miss. The lake is 85 degrees and in a mid summer pattern with most activity being late in the day, at night or in the early mornings. Bass are taking plastics and jigs around 15 feet off points and deep banks.
A sometimes overlooked pattern in summer is the suspended fish. The ones that are 10 to 15 feet deep holding over 20 feet of water or more. Try a medium running crankbait such as an XD5, Little N or a Smithwick Perfect 10 jerkbait to get these bites.
Crappie are on deep brush and taking tube jigs or minnows. White bass are taking grubs or spinners early and late on flats near deep water. Rainy, windy days are good for catching walleye. Try trolling a crankbait through schools of shad. A shad rap or reef runner has caught a few for us. Purple, pink and red have been good color choices.
Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.
Fall Hunting Classic is coming up at Cabela's in Bowling Green. Check their website for details.