Sept 26, 2006
Water Temp: 73
Water Elevation: 356.10
The lake jumped up about a foot and a half after this past weekend’s monsoon. This made some of the bay’s water look like chocolate milk, but the majority of the lake for now has just a little color and good current and this has made for a good bite. Power fishing for bass should be more effective now and the Crappies are biting plastic better. I’ve noticed that some Crappies’ stomachs are full of baby Bluegill and I’ve seen several Smallmouth ”spit up” Bluegill at the boat. ”Bluegill pattern baits” !!!!!
Fish shallow ridges and ledges at the mouths of bays and out in the main lake. Spinner baits, crank baits, jigs, Carolina rigged soft plastics, and top waters should all produce good fish. The biggest bass I’ve caught lately have come off main lake chunk rock banks.
I’m catching some real nice Crappie fairly shallow in the bays and on the main lake. Gravel bars with stumps or brush 8ft on the top with 20ft on the sides are producing as well as tall brush piles in 10’ to 15’ of water. I can catch lots of Crappie 16’ to 20’ deep, but more ”shorts”. My biggest Crappies are coming 6’ to 10’ deep.
KLVLA is sponsoring a Fishing Derby from September 15th to October 29th. The cash prizes offered make it possible to come fishing for a few days and pay for it with your winnings. Check it out on www.klvla.com/fishingderby.
Capt Kirk, out!