With all the recent rainfall, water clarity has played a big role in the bite lately. Bass were starting to show up just off the channel around the mouths of creeks and cuts before the tropical depression hit. The few quality bass have been coming on spinnerbaits and dark colored t-rigged plastics and jigs. There are still some reports of bass action on the riprap above the old river. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and buzzbaits are catching some nice spotted bass and largemouth. Put the trolling motor on high and cover water there. The crappie bite is slow. Look for the shade of grass and stumps as we move further into summer. Jigs should attract more bites than minnows but let the fish dictate what you use. The catfish bite is fair to good with most anglers fishing the channel and the old river runs where they come into the channel. Numbers of blues and channels are showing up. Nightcrawlers and cutbait have been best baits. Some quality flatheads are being taken via handgrabbing.