Crappie Slowing Down, Bass Fishing Up
by Terry Watts:
Crappie fishing slowed this week. Most shallow fish are smaller in their dark spawning colors. The larger fish have scattered to deeper water. The upper lake is still giving up some good fish. Two inch curly tail grubs or tube jigs are catching shallow fish. Chartreuse flake is a good flavor on a 1/16 ounce head. Minnows are catching deeper fish around 10 feet in standing timber.
White bass fishing has slowed in the Nolin River. Rooster tail spinners in white and white 3 inch grubs are consistent lures. Chanel bends are good areas to locate whites on their way back to the main lake.
Bass fishing is good. Good numbers are being caught shallow on a variety of lures. Spinnerbaits and chatterbaits fished around 6 feet have been good. White is a great flavor with a swimbait trailer. A variety of plastics are working. Finesse worms, brush hogs, beavers and sinking worms are all good. Keep the flavor selections to the ones you have confidence in. Green pumpkin is always good. Jigs and craw trailers have been good. Again, use the confidence flavors. Black/blue is consistent. Three eighths to half ounce are good sizes of lures. The weekend full moon and 63 degree water temps put many spots on the bed.
Surface temps are around 66 degrees. The lake is clear and close to summer pool.
Wear your PFD and take the kids fishing.