Oct 24, 2007
Air Temp: 52 degrees all day and rain
Water Temp: 63 to 67 degrees
Water Elevation: 356.5 (359 Summer Pool, 1 ft rise in last few days)
Water Color: Fairly clear, 3 ft visibility
The lake has risen a foot, the water has cooled 8 degrees, the water isn’t real dirty, and the fish have made a big move to the banks and bays. If you can put up with the rain and wind the fish catching has been good. Today we caught Crappie, Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Yellow Bass, White Bass, Stripers, Lake Perch, and Bluegill along deeper banks on the main lake and in bays. I’m excited about going fishing because I feel the best fall fishing has begun!
Fish 1/16 oz. jigs with chartreuse tubes or curly tails 4’ to 10’ deep along deeper banks for good action.
Spinnerbaits, rattletraps, medium running crankbaits, and soft plastics have all produced fish. I’ve caught more Largemouth in 1’ to 8’ of water and more Smallmouth in 6’ to 14’ of water. Mainlake banks and points have produced more Smallmouth and shallow gravel bars at the mouths of bays and in bays have produced more Largemouths.
Yellow Bass seem to be almost everywhere and I’ve seen some good schools of Whites and Stripers in the bays on flats chasing shad. In-line spinners, white crankbaits and chrome rattletraps will catch ´em.
I was catching some extra big (10oz to 1 LB) Bluegill on ledges around stumps 8’ to 14’ deep. This pattern will hold up all winter.
Fish live minnows or night crawlers 20’ to 40’ deep near river channel.
Fish a 1/4 oz jig with a minnow on main lake submerged creek and river channel points 25’ to 35’ deep. This action should be hot when they drop the water back where it should be this time of year.
All for now,
See ya on the water!
Capt Kirk, out!