by Terry Watts:
Fishing has been good this week. Nolin is clear, a bit over summer pool and falling. Surface temps are right around 70 degrees.
Bass are taking a variety of lures. A white spinnerbait or chatterbait continues to be very good. A slow, steady retrieve works best with the bait being just out of sight. A paddle tail swimbait trailer adds to the presentation. Jigs and chunks are working well off rocky points. Black/blue flavors are good as are green pumpkin. Slowly crawling the jig has been a good retrieve.
Crappie, for the most part, seems to have moved off shore into deeper water. Spider rigging with minnows or jigs has been a productive technique with dedicated crappie anglers. Look for crappie to be suspended over deep structure.
White bass can still be caught in the river. Try fishing channel bends with a 1/8 ounce grub or white rooster tail spinner. White bass activity appears to be picking up in the main lake.
A few elusive walleye have been caught casting crankbaits. Brightly colored lures in chartreuse, pink, purple or red are productive. Weight forward spinners with a crawler or jigs tipped with a minnow are good live bait choices. Mud points near deep water are good walleye locations.
Wear your PFD and take Mom fishing this weekend!