Daniel Bolton, Fishing Contributor
Fishing Report 10/1/14
Water Temperature 75
Water Clarity: Fair/Stained
We are still waiting for the cool autumn air to start the aggressive feeding patters associated with fall fishing. With that being said, bass fishing is still very productive during this current warm spell. It seems like fish can be caught in a variety of ways and locations, which confirms that we are certainly in the transition phase from summer/fall. The past few trips on the water have resulted in bass being caught shallow and deep, around cover or nothing, and on top and bottom. So, just pick your preferred method and go to work! The best bite seems to start around 7AM. Afternoon trips have been slower, but there are still fish to be caught before and after dark but it seems to be hit-and-miss for the most part. The best numbers of fish have been taken in the mouths of major creeks with access to deep water close by in 5-15 feet of water. Big worms are still producing nice largemouth along with the trusty jig/craw. Other creature baits (lizards, beavers, etc.) are also productive around cover such as brush piles and timber. This weekend will bring the first major cold front of the fall and should prove interesting when it comes to how the fish react. The Corps will begin pulling the lake down on Oct. 15th rapidly, and the lake will be at winter pool by Nov. 15th. The next two weeks will be the best time to catch some nice fish while there’s still plenty of acreage for them to roam. Enjoy your time on the water and remember to always practice safe boating by wearing life jackets and paying close attention during low light hours with your lights on. Get in there and fish!