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Oct 8, 2008

Air Temp: Low 65° /High 76°

Water Temp: Low 73° /High 75°

Water Elevation: 354’ (359’ is Summer Pool)

Water Clarity: Fairly Clear 4ft visibility

I’ve been fishing pretty much every day the past couple weeks and have made some good catches of extra big Crappies and have found good action on small bass with an occasional big fish mixed in. Two things stand out in my mind when thinking about my past two weeks on the water. One: we’ve got some really nice sized Crappie in the lake right now and plenty of barely short fish for next year. Two: all the big bass (5 pounders) I’ve caught lately have been fairly shallow. When I fish deep, now I catch mobs of smaller bass. Fall is here and I’m enjoying the cooler weather and I’m pretty sure the fish are too!

BASS:
Fishing jigs and soft plastics in 3’ to 5’ of water has been my most consistently producing pattern for larger bass. Green pumpkin or June bug has been my best color. Catching fish mostly on wood off rocky points at mouths of bays and flats in backs of bays. Spinner baits and small crank baits are also effective.
I can catch lots of 12” to 14” bass on deeper (14’ to 18’) rocky flats with a Carolina rigged baby brush hog, jig, or a spoon, but not many keeper sized fish.

CRAPPIE:
I´ve had some real good catches of fish in the 1.5 Lb range and lots of shorts. Some days are better than others though, but I look forward to an excellent November. I still have some November dates open, if interested give me a call at 877-354-6017.
Catching my Crappie on 3/32 oz curly tails and minnows cast on 1/16 oz jigs. Finding most of my Crappie on the main lake 8’ to 18’ deep around brush.

BLUEGILL:
Been catching good sized Bluegill while Crappie fishing. Fish night crawlers or wax worms 5’ to 15’ deep on main lake points and gravel bars for good action.

CATFISH:
I caught a 30 Lb flat head the other day 14’ deep in Crappie brush while Crappie fishing. I boated the fish on 4 Lb test. What a fight! Good catches on smaller eating sized cats can be made fishing night crawlers 30’ to 50’ deep on the river channel.

WHITE BASS:
Some Whites are on the flats 8’ to 10’ deep in the backs of bays, but most fish are still on the main lake 10’ to 20’ deep. Fish 1/8 oz rooster tails or spoons.

It’s 6:30 AM right now so it’s time for me to go fishing!

See ya on the Water!

Capt Kirk, out!



 
 
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