May 21, 2009
Air Temp: Low 60° /High 86°
Water Temp: 70° Rising
Water Elevation: 360.8’ (359’ is Summer Pool) Falling
Water Clarity: 3ft visibility in the bays and 1ft visibility on main lake
Memorial weekend is upon us. For me, this weekend marks the beginning of the good ledge fishing as well as remembering our military personnel who’ve given their lives so we can enjoy our American way of life. Thank you!
The bass action has been outstanding. You can catch 150 bass in 8 hrs most days. Most of the fish are 12” to 14” but we’ve caught them as big as 7 Lbs these past couple of weeks. Main lake points and ledges have given the best action but you can still catch plenty of bass shallow.
Big crank baits, heavy spinner baits, jigs, and soft plastics are all producing fish. Green pumpkin and plum have been productive colors for us with soft plastics. Check out my photos on the "Pictures" web page.
The Bluegill action has been phenomenal this month. We’ve been catching them by casting 1/16 oz spider jigs on pea gravel bars in 1’ to 8’ of water.
We caught 17 nice keepers in 4 hrs about a week ago. The fish were 10’ to 20’ deep on long points. We caught the fish on 1/8 oz chartreuse jigs cast and then swam back to the boat.
Action has been fair fishing minnows, spoons, and spinners 15’ to 25’ deep on main lake humps and deep points at the mouths of bays.
Have a safe holiday weekend!
See ya on the Water!
Capt Kirk, out!