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March 4, 2016

Captain's Log

Air Temperature: Low 38 High 48
Water Temperature: Low 48 High 49
Water Elevation: 355' ( 354' Winter pool)
Water Clarity: 1' visibility (little dirty)

I've done more brush pile planting than fishing the past couple weeks. That's all going to change tomorrow. Looks like we are going to have an extended warm spell and I have eager clients wanting to go fishing. The fish seem to be mostly in a deeper winter pattern, but some are shallow and more will soon follow as the water warms.

Notes on Action:
Catching good numbers of both Black and White Crappie. Seems to be an abundance of short (less than 10") fish and some really big ones (over 2Lbs).
What to use:
Bobby Garland shad bodies, Strike King Shadilicious paddle tails, 2" tubes and curly tails are all producing. I use bright colors usually some sort of white, chartreuse, purple, pink, or blue.
Where to Fish:
Black Crappie generally come shallow sooner than White Crappie. Rocky points with some wood are good locations. White Crappie are "generally" deeper this time of year. Brush in 10' to 20' is a safe bet.

Alabama rigs fished on main lake points, shallow bars, deeper rocky banks, and ledges are producing. Rattle traps and crank baits are also catching some scattered shallow fish. A smaller green pumpkin jig fished on deeper rocky banks will get some.

I'll be fishing lots in the near future. I'll try and keep you posted.
Thanks for reading my report.
Captain Kirk, out

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