Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 5/24/2017 8:36:12 AM

Water temps are in the lower to mid 70’s due to the cool rains over the last week. The bass bite is fair to good as the fish are in transition from their spawning activity to the summer time haunts. While the majority haven’t made it out deep yet, some have and the anglers are taking note as some of the more popular deep water holes on the lake. Those trying to catch fish deep are throwing spoons, jigs, C-rigged and T-rigged plastics as well as drop-shots and shakeyheads, and deep diving crankbaits. Some anglers are still finding fish shallow and in the scattered hydrilla beds. Texas-rigged worms, swimbaits, and senkos are popular there. The crappie bite has slowed down considerably, but some anglers are still catching some fish around the deeper standing timber in Ashcraft and Mcdougal. Secondary points with sunken brush on them are also holding fish. Minnows have been outproducing jigs right now, but either bait should produce some bites. The bream bite has slowed down a little due to the passing of the full moon, but some are still being caught in and around the beds. Try using both crickets and worms for best results. Reports of catfish being caught in the divide cut are starting to come in. Most are running jugs with cut bait and whole shad. Some anglers are even trolling bandit crankbaits for the pre spawn fish.