Lake Level – Drawdown remains in place with water levels from four to five feet below normal levels. The lake is mostly stained in many areas from the heavy rain this week but some clear water down lake can be found.



Lake Temperature – The surface water temperature is 53-55 degrees.  



Largemouth Bass – Fair. Some fish remain in shallow water (2-6 feet) in the coves and pockets especially on warm sunny afternoons. Best bet is small crankbaits and at times spinnerbaits worked around seawalls, docks, stumps and brushpiles that remain covered with water. A jig-n-pig slowly worked around deeper docks still with adequate water will catch a few good fish. Look for more largemouth in deeper water hangouts in 15-25 foot of water on jigging spoons and Carolina rigs. Points, ledges and the sides of humps are your best bet for those deeper fish.



Crappie – Good. Trolling jigs in the larger coves and creeks are good producers now. Trolling depth will very from day to day as the crappie are constantly moving and located at different depths almost every day. Some large crappie are falling to anglers shooting docks that still have adequate water along the main rivers. Many crappie are moving to deeper locations and are holding tight to bottom structure/cover and can be caught vertically jigging small jigs and spoons.



Hybrid Bass/Striped Bass – Fair. Some hybrids are surface schooling in open water and at the mouths of larger coves. Watch for gulls feeding. Hybrids are also schooling up on deep points and ledges where a jigging spoon will draw strikes. Remember to release the small 8-10 inch striped bass that are now being caught. These striped bass are from the ones stocked last June in Lake Sinclair.

 

Catfish – No report.

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