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2010 Fishing Reports

Date   October 1, 2010 Water Temp   74°
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.00
Discharge  250 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is fair the fish are on the move and are being caught in the mouth of the creeks. Fish the fish half of the creeks looking for the trees just inside the mouth. Fish 10ft of water or more using minnows.
 
 Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water using cut shad and some being caught on perch. Set your drop lines 8 ft deep. we are seeing a lot of blue cats come in.
 
Bass are being caught in the pockets main lake and secondary pockets. Fish buzz baits early and a spinner bait the rest of the day. We are seeing good bass being caught.
 
White bass are being caught on the windy points early and late . Fish any bait that resembles a shad. Most are being caught in 3 ft of water.



 

Date   August 23, 2010 Water Temp   85°
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.50
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing from Bucksaw to the dam area is on fire. The fish are on the flats in the isolated trees and tree rows. Fish water that is 20 ft deep and more fishing 12 to 15 ft down. Minnows are the bait of choice. some trees are loaded!!!!
 
White bass no report
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water  fishing 10 ft deep. The best approach is with jugs and trotlines.Fresh cut shad is the best.
 
Bass are being caught on the flats on top water early and worms and jigs after sun up. fish the trees and stumps in 2 ft of water out to 8 ft of water. 

                               


 

Date   August 9, 2010 Water Temp   85°
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.60
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Light Stain
   
Crappie fishing is slow. The fish that are being caught are on the flats in 10 ft of water or more using minnows. Fish the isolated trees on the flats with a 1/8 oz jig head or a hook and a sinker with a minnow. Stay put on the trees a little longer the fish are sluggish.
 
Bass are being caught on the points and in the fence rows. Use a top water early and a big  worm after sun up. The fish are in 2 ft or more of water.
 
Catfish are on fire. The blue cats are coming in. Fish the flats in 11 ft of water and more and fish 9 ft deep. The best way to catch them is with jugs. We are seeing a lot of blue cats come in. Fish with fresh cut shad.
 
White bass are being caught late in the evening on rattle traps and roster tails. Fish the flats and keep on the move. Watch for surfacing fish

                              

 

Date   July 29, 2010 Water Temp   82°
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.50
Discharge  8450
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
The tackle store and resturant are now open for business after almost completing all necessary repairs from the storm damage.  Come on down and enjoy the lake.
 
Crappie are on the main lake flats in 12 to 18 feet of water.  Use minnows either on lead head jigs or plain hook.  They seem to be in all kinds of trees.
 
Blue and channel cats are a good bet, again in the main channel flats.    Jugs are doing best in 9 to 15 feet of water and are hitting cut bait pretty good.
 
White bass are coming up towards the evening.  Main lake points and the "cut" are doing well.
 
The bass bite is a little slow.  Use spinner baits and buzz baits early and then go to crank or soft baits.
 

                               

Date   July 6, 2010 Water Temp   81°
Lake Level   Lake Level 713.81
Discharge  40,000
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
crappie fishing is good the fish are being caught on the flats. Look for the isolated trees in 10 ft of water or more and fish 9 to 10 ft deep. If you are in the lower lake area look for water that is 20 ft deep or more and fish 15 ft deep. The water is clearer in the lower lake. Minnow is the bait of choice.
 
Bass fishing is fair the fish are being caught on the points on buzzbaits and big worms. Fish as many points as you can the bass are there chasing shad due to the current. Reports today of some big ones being caught.
 
Catfish are being caught on jugs in 5 ft of water and more. Fish fresh cut shad for the best results. Most catfish coming in are whitecats.
 
White Bass are surfacing early and late. So the action can be fast . Look for schools coming up and fish a rattle trap or any shad looking bait.
 
Lake Level 713.81        Discharge 40,000           Clarity Good shape                Temp 81

                               


 

Date   June 27, 2010 Water Temp   81°
Lake Level   Lake Level 719.57
Discharge  27,400
Water Clarity   Great Shape
   
Crappie fishing is good lots of big crappie coming in. We hosted the crappie masters this week end and some good weights came in. Fish the flats in 15 ft  of water fishing 10 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. The bite has been good all day.
 
Bass have slowed some do to no outflow. They should start releasing water this week so the bass will be on the points. Fish a top water early and then switch to  a big worm.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing cut bait. Set your hooks 5ft deep. Lots of bluecats coming in.
 
White Bass no report
                               


 

Date   June 13, 2010 Water Temp   74°
Lake Level   Lake Level 714.08
Discharge  14,500
Water Clarity   Great Shape
   
Crappie fishing is good.The fish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water or more using minnows. Look for the isolated trees on the flats and keep on thte move. The bite is going on all day. Lots of big fish being caught.
 
Bass fishing is good the fiah are being caught on the points in 1 ft to 8 ft of water. The current points are the best. Main lake and secondary. Early morning fish top water and after sun up fish a big worm.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water  using cut bait. If you want flatheads fish a live parch. We are seeing a lot of big fish come in.
 
White bass are being caught on the humps and in the dam area. Fish in 18 ft of water using a jigging spoon just off the bottom.
 
The fishing is good so it is worth the trip down.
 


 

Date   May 24, 2010 Water Temp   68°
Lake Level   Lake Level 722.70
Discharge  13,150
Water Clarity   Graet Shape
   
Crappie are being caught on the summer time flats. Fish the flats in 20 ft of water fishing 15 ft deep. The fish are being caught on minnows. Crappie are being caught on all types of trees. Remember keep on the move. The more water you cover the better off you are. The best bite is from the marina down to the dam.
 
White bass are being caught on the humps and saddles in 18 ft of water fishing on the bottom. Fish a jigging spoon on the bottom hopping it .
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water. Trot lines and jug lines are both working. Fish with live perch if you are wanting flat heads  and cut bait for the blue cats.
 
Bass are being caught in the flooded bushes. Fish a jig and frog or a big worm in 3 to 7 ft of water. Fish the points and keep on the move. With the water being released at the dam the bass and whites should be on every point.
 
Party time this week end come and see us.


 

Date   May 17, 2010 Water Temp   64°
Lake Level   Lake Level 717.12
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is good the fish have moved up and are on the banks again. Fish the spawning banks in 1 to 3 ft of water using minnows.There is a lot of trash floating around the banks so find a opening and fish in the trash. we are seeing a lot of females come in so the spawn wont last much longer.
 
Catfish are being caught in the back of the creeks using nightcrawlers. With the water coming in and rising they are feeding up on the stuff being washed in. Also there are flatheads being caught on the flats in 6 ft of water using perch. Fish them with a trotline.
 
Bass are being caught in the flooded bushes. Fish a black and blue jig in all the bushes in the pockets.
 
White bass no report.
 
The lake is up but the fishing is good and will get very good as soon as they start running water.


 

Date   May 9, 2010 Water Temp   62°
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.52
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is fair the crappie are on the banks again. Look for the wind protected pockets with slow tapering banks. The crappie will be caught in 1 to 4 ft of water. Fishing a blk/char tube under a bobber is working the best. The best bite is down from the marina.
 
Bass fishing is good fish the spawning pockets using a spinner bait or a black jig. Most bass are being caught in 1 to 5 ft of water. The bite has been going all day so come a give it a try.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water using cut bait. Mostly blue cats being caught. Most are being caught on jugs. Set baits 6 ft deep.
 
White Bass no report
 
 

 

 

Date   April 28, 2010 Water Temp   60°
Lake Level   Lake Level 709.38
Discharge  32000 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing has slowed some do to the weather. The fish have becked off the banks in 8 ft of water. The best approach is a 1/16 th oz jig throw at the bank and worked back slowly. Fish the creeks and cuts moving slowly. The  best bite is from the marina down the lake.
 
Bass fishing is good the fish are in the pockets and creeks. Fish a spinner bait in 1 to 3 ft of water. Fish the pockets that are wind protected. The fish are on there beds so fish very slow.

Catfish are being caught in the creeks in 10 ft on cut bait. we are seeing several bluecats being caught. fish fresh cut bait for the best results.
 

 

Date   April 11, 2010 Water Temp   60°
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.22
Discharge  32000 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is on !!!
Fish the banks in 2ft of water using a bobber and minnows.  Fish the pockets and creeks and keep on the move. Fish in 2 ft of water working your float from the bank out. Most fish will hit in the first few feet from the bank.
 
Bass are being caught on spinner baits inside the pockets. Fish the pockets on the north side of the lake. Most are being caught in 2 to 5 ft of water. The best bite is early.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing 8ft deep. The bait of choice is cut bait. Several blue cats being caught.
 
 
The crappie are coming in by the buckets so come on down.


 

Date   March 25, 2010 Water Temp   44°
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.53
Discharge  24000 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is getting good. Fished Wednesday and caught 50 plus fish spider rigging. I fished the creeks in 14' to 20' ft of water and fished 8' to 10' ft deep. Look for the channel breaks and try to stay on the drop the fish are holding there waiting to move in and spawn. All fish were caught on minnows but a jig will work just as good. 
 
Bas fishing is good in the dam area. Fish a jerk bait on the main lake and seconday points. Work your bait very slow. Patience is the key.
 
Catfish are being caught on jugs in 10 ft of water using cut bait. Fish your jugs in 10' ft of water and fish off the bottom. We have seen some good blue cats come in.
 
The resort is open so come and join us for breakfast before you head out on your fishing trip.

 

Date   March 14, 2010 Water Temp   41°
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.83
Discharge  7700 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is starting to pick up. We fished Wednesday and caught some dipping the trees. We fished the mouth of the creeks in 20 ft of water and fished 15 ft deep. The bait of choice was blk/char tubes. The water is clearing up some so the bite will improve each day.
 
Bass are being caught in the dam area on jerkbaits. Fish the points main lake and secondary and fish very slow. Let your bait set a few seconds between each set of jerks.
 
Catfish are being caught on juglines in 15 ft of water fishing on the bottom. We have had reports of some bluecats being caught and some good ones. Cut bait is the bait of choice.
 
Lake Level 707.83             Water Temp  41               Discharge     7,700 cfs                            Water Clarity Stained
 
The resort is open and the restaurant is serving great food so come in and see us.

 
Date   February 23, 2010 Water Temp   35°
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.21
Discharge  32,000
Water Clarity   Stained
   
No report on any species the lake has just opened up so the fishing should start.
 
Lake Level 708.21    Discharge 32,000          Water Clarity stained       Water Temp 35
 
With the lake opening up the fishing should be good fish the mouth of the creeks 20 ft of water and fish 15 ft deep. Jigs should be the bait of choice.
 
We open March 1st come in and see us. The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch .

 

Date   January 27, 2010 Water Temp   Cold°
Lake Level   Lake Level 709.12
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Cold
   
Crappie fishing in the lower lake is the only report we have. The bluffs and bluff ends around the damn area is where the bite has been. Fish the water that is 25ft deep and deeper fishing 20 ft down. The bait of choice is blk/char jigs. Tie 2 jigs in the 1/16oz size on your line 1 1/2 ft apart, drop it down 20 ft and don't move it much. The key is to move very slow and keep your eye on your graph.
 
No report on any other fish
 
Lake level 709.12      Discharge 0       
 
We open March 1st  so come in and see us.    




 


 

 

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