ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM):
Water temps have begun to drop with the cooler night time temps over the weekend. The bass bite is fair but should be picking up as the temps fall. Target shallow grass with spinnerbaits, flukes and buzzbaits for best results. Other bass reports are coming from the channel and the old river runs. Best baits on the channel have been t-rigged plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Some schooling action as reported last week around the mouth of the old Tombigbee River. 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. Best depths are 4 to 6 ft. 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.