by Terry Watts:
Fishing continues to improve along with the weather. The lake temp is in the high 50's to low 60's in the afternoon. Water clarity ranges from clear to stained.
White bass are biting well in the river upstream of Bacon Creek. A white rooster tail spinner is a reliable bait to use. A 1/8 ounce jig and 3 inch grub is also a good choice.
Crappie have moved shallow as of the weekend. A 2 inch curly tail grub on a 1/16 ounce head works well. Chartreuse or chartreuse combinations are good flavors. Cast to wood cover and use a slow steady retrieve. A pearl tube on a 1/16 ounce jig fished under a 3/4 inch pear bobber works well. Minnows are always a crappie favorite. Fish the minnows around 3 feet under a slip bobber near wood cover.
Bass can be caught on a variety of lures right now. A white 1/2 ounce spinnerbait has been good as well as chatterbaits. Adding a swimbait trailer gets bites. A medium running crankbait caught some fish over the weekend. A 1/2 ounce green pumpkin jig with a melon/red chunk is a favorite. This weekend is shaping up to be a great weekend to be on the water. Wear your PFD and take the kids fishing.
Ladies Day Out at Cabela's Saturday the 28th from 11:00 until 3:00.