TOMBIGBEE STATE PARK:
Water temps are running in the
70s. The few anglers that are hitting the lake are targeting crappie and bream.
The crappie bite is fair and the fish seem to be suspended. Most anglers aren’t
exactly beating the banks/laydowns, but they aren’t fishing along off shore
structure either. Trolling jigs and small spinners has been the best technique.
The bream are off the bed but still holding close to shoreline cover in 3-6ft
of water. Look for bluegill to hit the beds again the first week of June during
the next full moon. Tightlining or cork fishing small jigs, crickets, and
redworms are all proven methods for bream. One may also try casting
beetlespins/roadrunner jigs to help locate active fish. For bass, a lot of bass
are still shallow and are holding on laydowns in the coves and are feeding on
the bream in and around beds. T-rigged or shakeyhead soft plastics and small
spinnerbaits have been best baits. Don’t overlook a topwater bite early and
late in the day with buzzbaits and pop-r’s. If overcast conditions are present,
the topwater bite may last on into the day.
For more information, contact the park at (662) 842-7669