Ross Barnett Reservoir
Bass can be located in
and around lily pads or mats of of other aquatic weeds. Fishing with soft
plastics or shallow diving crank baits may produce some nice fish. Top water is also a
good bet in the late afternoon or early morning. Fish tend to hold close to deep water this time of year but move into the shallows early and late in the day.
Crappie have been slow but fish should be holding tight on deep structure and creek channels. Creek ledges that drop of quickly may be holding fish this time of year. Try fishing at different depths until fish are located.
Bream can be caught using worms or a cricket in and around lily pads in 3 - 4 ft of water. Bream may also be in deeper water in the heat of the day.
Catfish tend to do well late in the evening or at night with almost any type of popular cat fish bait. Try shallow areas of the lake that are adjacent to creek channels.
Bass can be targeted in and around
the lily pads using soft plastics and swim baits. Shad will be holding close to vegetation and will attract bass from out of the deeper water especially late in the evening and early morning. Top water baits tend to work well during these times. Fish may also be located in
somewhat deeper water like creek ledges or deep points in 8 - 10 ft of water in the heat of the day.
Crappie: The bite has been slower with the excessive heat but deep standing timber and deep structure along creek channels will be holding fish this time of year.
Bream can be found in and around lily pads in 3 - 4 ft of water using
crickets or worms. Smaller spinner type baits such as rooster tails and beetle
spins can be productive as well.
Crappie: Crappie have slowed down but deep standing timber and creek ledges will be holding fish in the heat of the summer.
Bass should be targeted
in and around the grass or shallow vegetation using top water lures or plastic
baits such as worms or craw fish early in the morning and late afternoon. Bass
may also be found in deeper water in the heat of the day. Creek channels or
deep points that contain structure are a good bet.
Bream: Try for bream in shallow parts
of the lake around structure or vegetation in 3 - 4 ft of water using crickets or worms with a cork
or tight lining off the bottom. Bream may also be found in deeper water in the heat of the day.
Bream can be targeted in the shallow
areas of the lake using crickets or worms in 2 - 4 ft of water. Bream may also be located in deeper water out from spawning areas.
Crappie can be found in deeper water.
Fish will be holding around deep timber or tops and creek ledges. A jig tipped with a nibble or minnow usually produce some nice fish. White and chartreuse or green and yellow jigs should be a good choice.
Bass should be targeted in and around grass or shallow vegetation. Soft plastic
baits should produce good numbers of fish. Deeper parts of the lake such as
creek channels and deep points that contain structure can be productive as
well. Bass will tend to move shallow early in the morning and late afternoon as they move up to feed on shad that will be holding tight to cover.
Above Highway 43
Crappie: Try for crappie
where the river drops off sharply. Jigs tipped with a minnow or nibble should
be productive. Fish were reported being caught this week in and around trees that have fallen
in from the edges of the river. Fallen trees give shade and cover for fish in the heat of the summer. Fish slow and in the thickest parts of the brush. Watch out for wasp nest that have formed out over the water.
Bass can be found in and
around lily pads in 3 - 4 ft of water. Top water lures should produce good numbers
of fish in these areas. Shad will be holding tight to vegetation and bass will move up from the depths of the river channel to feed especially in the early morning and late evening. Buzz baits or frogs should be a good choice.
Catfish can be caught on trot lines
in the shallower water off the main river channel. Bigger fish may be found as the
water begins to get deeper nearing the main river channel. Deep running trot
lines can produce some really nice fish during the heat of the summer. Catalpa
worms,blood baits or minnows seem to work good.
Bream: Bream can be located in areas
off the main river channel in and around lily pads using crickets 2 - 4 ft of