Oct 28, 2005
Air Temp: High 63/ Low 40
Water Temp: 63 degrees
Fall is well upon us. The mornings are chilly, but the afternoons are very pleasant. The fall colors in the trees are at their peak. I’ve been seeing lots of ducks and White Egrets on the lake. This all tells me Winter is coming. The fish know it also and are on the feed. Especially the Crappie, but Bass, White Bass, and Stripers are schooling on Shad in the shallows.
The best action I’ve found is fishing a 1/16 oz jig and minnow on main lake ridges with stumps or brush on them. The best ridges top out at 4’ to 10’ and fall into 20+’ quickly. Similar ridges at the mouths of bays are also very productive. Shallow points in the backs of bays are also productive. I’ve been catching good numbers and size Crappie, gobs of Yellow Bass, White Bass, Stripers, Catfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass. Fishing is GOOD!
The bass fishing overall is a little on the tough side with lures. But, if you get the right combination of bait, time, and location, the action can be phenomenal. There was a 20LB/five fish limit brought to the scales this past week in a tournament.
Main lake shallow ridges near deep water would be my first choice. Main lake points is my second , and the last point in the back of bays is my third choice for bass location. The back of arms in bays also have bass in them. I’ve caught bass on a Sammy 100 Series, Bandit Crank Baits, Spinner Bait, and split shot Finesse Worms.
The Crappie fishing has been consistently very good! I’ve been catching nice size and good numbers on the main lake and at the mouths of bays in 6’ to 20’ water on brush and stumps. I’ve been catching them on a jig and minnow combo or a lavender white-head hair jig.
Capt Kirk, out!
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