FROM SOUTH FORK RESORT
Lake level is 620 and coming down. The beach at Hwy 107 is open. All ramps except a few of the small ones are ready to use and docks are in place.
CRAPPIE: It looks like the way to go is trolling the flats or deep ledges is the way to go right now. We are seeing a lot of pink/white and blue/white jig combinations in use. Minnows seem to be helping a lot. The thermocline is about 15 feet down so most of the fishing will be above that level. If you can find some brush piles that top out just above that you should be able to catch some fish. there are still a lot more 6″ to 8″ fish being caught than big ones.
BASS: We have heard good things about the largemouth bite. 6 fish weighing near 18# is not uncommon right now. Naturally, bass fisherman don’t talk much so not sure where to tell you to start.
CATFISH: There are a lot of blues in the 15 to 25 pound range. It seems cut bait is working well right now. We also hear a lot of channel cats are biting. Look for ledges and any inflow of water. Crawlers and stinkbait are working. A few flat heads in the 20# range have been coming in as well.
NOTES: Crappie Masters tournament is tomorrow. Weigh in is at Chigger Hill starting about 3:00. The Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is here at the resort with registration from 8 to 9 am and fishing from 9 until 10:30. Bring your fishing poles and join the fun.