ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM):
The dog days of summer continue
and not much has changed as the bass reports are still coming from the sloughs
and cutoffs just off the main channel. An early morning bite is being reported
on buzzbaits and frogs around any grass or wood. Shade continues to play a
factor during the dog days of summer. A few bass are still being caught along
the navigation channel as well. A few other reports from the riprap above Hwy.
278, with most anglers throwing crankbaits, spinnerbaits and shakeyheads. The
few anglers targeting catfish are using jugs and trotlines on the navigation
channel and up around the mouth of the old Tombigbee River. Cutbait and small
whole shad seems to be working. The few crappie
anglers braving the heat are also fishing the deeper backwater areas but the
bite is slow. Standing timber and any vegetation in 5-9 ft of water has been
giving up a few crappie with both jigs and minnows as either may out produce
the other on any given day. Shade is an important factor for crappie as well.