ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM):
Water temps are continuing to slowly drop. The bass bite is fair but should be picking up as the fish start their fall feeding frenzy. Some have already started as schooling action is being reported on the upper end of the lake. Some anglers are targeting shallow grass in backwater areas with spinnerbaits, square-billed crankbaits, flukes and buzzbaits. Along the channel, the best baits have been t-rigged plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The crappie anglers are starting to hit the old river runs and target the deeper banks. Best areas will be deeper banks that have wood or a combination wood and grass near them. Both minnows and jigs are catching fish with jigs working better in dirty water. The catfish reports are fair. A few catfish are being caught on trotlines fished off the channel. Whole or cut skipjack and shad have been the bait of choice lately.