Nolin Lake Fishing Report: May 16, 2018
By: Terry Watts
Fishing has been good this week for those of us braving the unseasonably hot weather. Spotted bass are biting good on jigs, spinnerbaits and shaky heads. Rock piles, boulders and bluffs are holding good numbers. Green pumpkin, melon/red and purple have been good flavors of plastics. White is reliable for spinnerbaits. Largemouth are in their spawn/post spawn mode. Chatterbaits with a swimbait trailer have been productive. Ten feet is a good depth to fish.
Crappie are scattered and can be caught slow trolling jigs over deep brush.
Bluegill are biting well near shoreline cover. Rock and shade have been two factors in finding good bluegill. A 1/32 ounce black popeye jig tipped with a meal worm is reliable when fished under a float.
White bass are biting on jigs, small crankbaits and spinners. Finding baitfish over the river channel is key to find schools of white bass.
Walleye are biting live bait rigs on points and gravel banks. A red Earie Dearie tipped with a crawler is a reliable lure. Fishing around 5 feet in low light periods puts the odds in your favor.
Catfish are biting good on cut bait, livers and dough baits. Fishing low light periods along rocky banks has been productive.
The lake is clear, near pool and in the low 80's.
Wear your PFD and take the kids fishing.
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