June 13, 2006
Water Temp: 80 degrees
Water Elevation: 359.2
BEST BITE: BASS!
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Yellow Bass, White Bass, and Striped Bass, all on one spot! It just doesn’t get any better than this! I have followed these big schools of bass the past couple weeks from the bays to the main lake river channel. I haven’t murdered the fish everyday, but more often than not, we’ve connected with at least one big school of fish each day. Bass are generally aggressive fish and if you’re around a bunch, you’re gonna catch ´em.
The best baits for Largemouth Bass have been a Texas rigged 10” plum or June bug worm, or a 5” Senko Texas rigged on a ½ oz bullet weight. I’ve also caught ´em on a Swim Bait.
The best baits for the Stripes have been a 1 oz Pirk Minnow spoon, a ½ oz rooster tail, or minnows.
The best depths have been 19’ to 24’ at the mouths of bays or 24’ to 30’ on the river. I’ve caught some Largemouth Bass as deep as 40’.
Crappies are being caught on minnows on secondary channels 10’ to 20’ deep.
I’ve seen some good messes of big Bluegill and some Red Ears at the cleaning stations. I’ve been told they are still on beds 4’ to 6’ deep. Biting red worms, wax worms, or crickets.
I’ve been catching some real nice fish on minnows 25’ to 30’ deep on the river channel edge.
I’ve heard that good catches are being made fishing shrimp & night crawlers on main lake chunk rock, fished 6’ deep under a bobber.
An important thing to remember when fishing these schools of bass is that these fish have tails. They’ll set up in an area and stay awhile, but they’re moving around. You’ll need to move with them or be patient and wait for them to come to you.
Capt Kirk, Out!