July 29, 2007
Air Temp: Low 70 / High 90
Water Temp: 84
Water Elevation: 357 (359 is Summer Pool)
Water Clarity: 3ft Visibility
I’ve been on the lake pretty much everyday the past couple weeks. Overall, I think the fishing has been good. You’ve just got to be in the right spot at the right time, and that ”right spot” can change day by day, or hour by hour. The most consistently good bite has been on or near the main river channel. This is the deepest (coolest) water in the lake and also most influenced by current. There is still a decent shallow water bass bite, especially on cooler days around grass beds.
When fishing deep, I’ve been mostly fishing spoons, spinners, and soft plastics. I’ve been catching White Bass pretty fair, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass fair, Yellow Bass by the hundreds, a few Crappie, several big cats, a few Sauger, an occasional big Drum, several mussel shells, an occasional rock, and even Blue Gill.
Most fish are deep (15 ft to 30 ft, just where I like ´em), but at times they’ll run up on adjacent flats (8 ft to 10 ft) chasing bait and give fast action.
If I get blown off the main lake I’d try top waters, shallow crank baits, and spinners around grass beds in 1 ft to 5 ft of water in bays.
Capt Kirk, out!