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2016 Fishing Reports

 

Date   8/18/16 Water Temp   82
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.31
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie- The fishing is very good, there are a lot of limits coming in. Most fish are being caught on the flats, fishing anywhere from 8-15 ft. of water deep and about 7-8 ft. down. Minnows are working best. Fish the isolated trees and tree rows. Bring lots of minnows!!

White bass- Fish main lake humps and points. The fishing is better 1 hour to two hours before dusk, especially when they are running water at the Dam. Rooster tails, spoons and crankbaits are working best and anything shad color.

Catfish- Cat fishing is on FIRE! A lots of fish coming in off jugs, using fresh cut shad. Also a lot of fish being caught drifting the flats in 10-15ft of water. The morning bite has been best .Fresh cut shad is the bait of choice. The earlier the better when catching shad.

Bass- Fish the top water early, or all day if weather is overcast. Square bills working on the main lake points and in the bigger creeks, using a big worm. Red shad color or blue/black.


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Date   8/4/16 Water Temp   83
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.59
Discharge 500 cfs
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie- Fish the flats in 10-15 feet of water fishing 8-10 feet down. Minnows have been working the best.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats in 10-15 feet of water just off the bottom using fresh cut shad.

Bass- Fish the top water early. Then later use square bills on the main lake or bigger creeks using big worms.

White bass- Fish the humps and points using spoons, rattletraps, crankbaits have been working best before dark.
     Crappie- The fishing is good. Most fish are being caught on the flats, fishing in anywhere from 8-15 ft. of water and down about 7-8 ft. Minnows are working best. Fish the isolated trees and tree rows.

White bass- Fish the main lake humps and points. The fishing is better about 1 hour -two hours before dusk. Especially when they are running water at the dam. Rooster tails, spoons and crankbaits are working best and anything shad color.

Catfish- The catfish are biting good. Lots of fish coming in off jugs, using fresh cut shad. Also a lot of fish are being caught drifting the flats in 10-15ft of water. Fresh cut shad is the bait of choice.

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Date   6/27/16 Water Temp   87
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.68
Discharge 250 cfs
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- Fish the flats in 10-15 feet of water fishing 8-10 feet down. Minnows have been working the best.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats in 10-15 feet of water just off the bottom using fresh cut shad.

Bass- Fish the top water early. Then later use square bills on the main lake or bigger creeks using big worms.

White bass- Fish the humps and points using spoons, rattletraps, crankbaits have been working best before dark.
   
 
Date   5/2/16 Water Temp   63
Lake Level   Lake Level 710.31
Discharge 0
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- The fishing has slowed down some. The crappie have backed off the banks into 10-12ft of water. Fish 6-8ft down around the timber.

Bass- Fish the creeks- spinner baits working best! Some fish being caught on main lake points when current is present.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats and ledges. Fish in 10-15ft of water, fishing off the bottom. Use fresh cut shad as bait.

White bass/hybrids- Fish the points and humps when the dam is running water. Spoons and crank baits will work for bait.

 

Date   4/25/16 Water Temp   63
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.29
Discharge 250
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- ARE STILL ON THE BANKS! Fish with a bobber 1-2ft deep. Keep on the move. Black and green working best.

Bass- They are in the creeks. Spinner baits working best. Shad color.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats in 10-15ft of water. Fish off the bottom . Fresh cut shad is the bait of choice.

 

 

Date   4/19/16 Water Temp   59
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.52
Discharge 3800
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- ARE ON THE BANKS! Fish with a bobber 1-2ft deep. Keep on the move. Black and green working best.

Bass- They are in the creeks. Spinner baits working best. Shad color.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats in 10-15ft of water. Fish off the bottom . Fresh cut shad is the bait of choice.

Date   4/11/16 Water Temp   53
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.11
Discharge 3600
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- Fish the creeks in 10 to 15ft of water and fish down about 6 to 8ft using minnows. Spider rigging is working best. Some fish also being caught dipping trees in the creeks.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats along the creek channel edges. Fish in 10 to 15ft of water just off the bottom. Fresh cut shad working well for bait.

Bass- Fish the creeks in the middle to halfway back using spinner bait. Fish steep banks. 
 
Date   4/5/16 Water Temp   49
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.96
Discharge 24000
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- Fish the creeks in 10 to 15ft of water fishing down about 6 to 8ft using minnows. Spider rigging is working best. Some fish are also being caught dipping trees in the creeks.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats along the creek channel edges fishing in 10 to 15 foot of water just off the bottom. Fresh cut shad is working well.

Bass- Fish the creeks middle to halfway back. Spinner bait is working well. Also fish the steep banks.


 

Date   3/29/16 Water Temp   49
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.96
Discharge 24000
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- Fish the creeks in 10 to 15ft of water fishing down about 6 to 8ft using minnows. Spider rigging is working best. Some fish are also being caught dipping trees in the creeks.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats along the creek channel edges fishing in 10 to 15 foot of water just off the bottom. Fresh cut shad is working well.

Bass- Fish the creeks middle to halfway back. Spinner bait is working well. Also fish the steep banks.

 
Date   3/16/16 Water Temp   52
Lake Level   Lake Level 707.07
Discharge 8000
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- Fish the creeks in 10-15ft of water, fishing 6-8ft down. Spider rigging has been working very well. Some are also being caught dipping the trees. Minnows are working the best.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats in 10-15ft of water just off the bottom. Fresh cut shad is the bait of choice.

Bass- No Report
Date   3/10/16 Water Temp   45
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.87
Discharge 0
Water Clarity    
   
Crappie- Fish the creeks in 10-15ft of water fishing 6-8ft down. Fish are being caught by spider rigging and two pole trolling. The Crappie are also being caught dipping trees. Minnows are working best.

Catfish- Fish the main lake flats in 10-15ft of water, fishing off the bottom. Fresh cut shad has been working best for bait

 

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