The Fishing Report
The Past week has been great fishing, lots of people doing well and coming in for pictures. We are currently still full and spilling. The water has been clearing up, but probably will be at a standstill after this big, long storm. Still, scented bait is king. White Power Eggs, Garlic PowerBait in almost any color, and Night Crawlers are what is working best. Fish are in still very shallow in the top 5 feet of water and really close to shore. Many reports from fisherman say they are being caught about 10ft from the shoreline. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We have lowered the fishing cost from $9 a person down to $7! We also will be having another plant later this week of 1,200lbs. The Fishing is starting to pick up again with reports from shore fisherman that they are in the top 5 feet and close to shore. Power Eggs, Night Crawlers and PowerBait are the bait of choice right now. The Dam put out a lot of fish this past weekend with fisherman fishing the edge of the debris line. The Spillway has been consistently a good area to fish as well. Trolling has been slow with the water still stained, but boaters have been bait fishing the back of the lake and coves that shore fisherman cant get to. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Well with it raining all week again not much has changed with the water clarity or in the fishing department. The lake is still brown, but luckily last week the wind was on our side and help us push much of the debris covering the dam area to and out of the spillway. Using bait that has an odor to it is still recommended, since the fish are relying more on smell than vision. We got some good reports from fisherman that the spillway has been good fishing. Fish are still shallow and relatively close to shore, so remember not to go too deep or they will just pass it up. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Wow, that was a heck of a lot of water we got last week! We spilled and them some, flooding the lower access road to the lake and forcing us to close until it receded. We have another plant coming later this week. The lake is pretty muddy and there is plenty of debris around at the dam and in the Jackson creek area. With the water like it is using bait that has an odor to it is essential, the fish will be relying more on smell than vision. The fish are shallow and close to shore looking for food has been washed in so you should do the same. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We have gotten so much rain this past week that we are full and spilling over! We will be expecting our next plant this coming week. Not too many people have come out and braved the weather, but those that have, have been rewarded. More boaters have been fishing than shore fisherman and all their feed back is PowerBait and Rapalas and that the fish are shallow and close to shore. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We are now 4ft from full, but with all this rain in the forecast we may fill and spill over soon. Reports from fisherman are that the Trout are shallow and about 10ft from shore. Smaller Kastmasters, PowerBait, and Mice Tails are still working best both from shore and by boat fishing the shoreline in the back of the lake. Mountain Springs has been turning out lots of fish in the past couple of weeks. Trolling the Jackson Creek area with broken back Fire Tiger Rapalas (J-7) is always good. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We are now only 6 feet from full and the current water temperature is 55 degrees. The handicap ramp is hooked up to the big dock and functional. We have stocked every week this month with our last plant on the 22nd of 1200lbs and another load expected this week. Trolling has definitely picked up in the last two weeks! Rapalas and spinners are the lures of choice in the Jackson Creek area. I still have reports of boaters bait fishing the coves and shoreline in Jackson Creek and Mountain Springs areas. We have received a good amount of tagged fish from our derby (7 total from yesterday alone 12/26!), most from in the back of the lake showing that the fish do school together and are on the move. From shore Kastmasters, Micetails, PowerBait, and white Power Eggs are working well. Reports from fisherman are that fish are fairly shallow and close to shore, with most casting out from 5-10ft from shore. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We stocked 1850lbs of Trout this last week on the 1st, making a total of 8550lbs stocked so far this season. Thus far it sounds like we will be getting a load of Trout every week of December. Most fisherman have been stating that Trout are shallow, but we have had reports of people catching them up to 25ft deep this last week. PowerBait is still working the best. Trout are still hitting Power eggs, Rapalas, and Kastmasters too. We still have our annual Tagged Trout Derby going on until March 19th. We want more fish pictures from our fisherman, so bring up your fish for a picture and we will give you a free fountain soda or coffee in return! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Our stocking program this season is well on its way, we stocked 1,200lbs last week with another 1,200lbs coming later this week. We are currently 16ft from full and water clarity isn’t that bad for the amount of rain we have gotten, still no debris floating yet. Bass are still shallow with crawlers, jigs, and plastics all doing well. Reports state that Trout are shallow. Green PowerBait, Crappie jigs, and lures are still the top choice of anglers. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Right now Bass and Trout fishing are great. Bass are shallow and hungry, fisherman are even catching them on Trout lures. Trout are still shallow and close to shore. Worms seem to be working best. Watching shore fisherman, they can be seen successfully using power bait and Kastmasters as well. We have a 1,200 lb. load of Trout coming at the end of the week. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!