Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:56 PM
Water temps are in the low to mid 50's and steadily rising. The
bass are just starting to migrate toward the shallows but for the
most part are still holding up on mainlake points, grass edges, and
drop-offs. Jerkbaits, drop-shots, and shaky head worms are still
the go-to lures but think about throwing a rattletrap or some other
kind of crankbait if the water temps move up into the upper 50s.
The crappie anglers are starting to show up. Most are concentrating
their efforts along mainlake points and brushpiles while some
others are looking into the deeper creeks like Ashcraft and
McDougal. One report of crappie along shallow cover came in over
the weekend so the crappie are fairly spread out right now, so look
for the bite to really pick up over the next few weeks. Try both
minnows and jigs as both are working.