April 8, 2016
Air Temperature: Low 39 High 57
Water Temperature: Low 58 High 60
Water Elevation: 357.4' ( 359' Summer pool)
Water Clarity: Little dirty in places, clear in others
We've been stuck at this same water temp for about three weeks. The Crappie are laying eggs and the bass are wanting it to warm up a little more. Cold fronts are definitely not a good thing in April and we've had plenty of them. We've still managed to make some pretty good catches of big ole Crappies and I posted them on my website so you can view them. The Bass bite has gotten better with higher water elevations and the calendar saying it's time to spawn. I'll be doing more Bass fishing in the near future, I'll try to keep you posted.
Notes on Action: Bass action has increased with the fish moving toward shallow spawning grounds.
What to Use: Jigs, Carolina rigs, spinner baits, and Texas rigged soft plastics are producing. Green pumpkin is always a good color in soft plastic and chartreuse and white for spinner baits are a safe choice.
Where to Fish: Carolina rig or jig on deeper banks and points in bays and spinner bait around shallow cover in deeper pockets.
Notes on Action: These cold nights have hurt the action, but the Crappie are still doing their thing and we're making some good
catches but not as good as most years.
Where to Fish: Catching most of our fish around shallow wood on pea gravel points. Finding some action on ledges 10' on top.
What to Use: Blue green jigs cast to shore is what I've been doing best with. Minnows under slip floats are starting to produce better.
Thanks for reading my report.
Captain Kirk, out