Monday, March 27, 2017 4:27 PM
Water temps are still slowly rising and more fish are starting
to push shallow. The bass bite is good as it took 22 pounds to win
a local charity tournament there this past Saturday including one
largemouth that topped the scales at 11.58 pounds. Target
transitional areas leading to the shallow flats and the backs of
the hollows with spinnerbaits, swimbaits, jerkbaits, and
rattletraps. Texas and Carolina-rigged plastics may produce the
bigger bite or a more bites if you feel the bite is slow. Look for
more fish to move shallow as the water levels begin to come up. The
crappie anglers are still coming out in numbers right now. Some
crappie are being caught close to shallow cover in Ashcraft and
Mcdougal. Most are still pre-spawn but look for that to
change over the next week or two as more fish will move shallow.
Any standing timber in less than 10ft of water should be holding
fish. Jigs seem to be producing more bites right now, but let the
fish dictate your tactics. The catfish anglers are slowly starting
to showing up in the canal above Crow's Neck. Most are fishing
liver and nightcrawlers and having some success.
One angler caught a trophy largemouth that weighed
over 11 pounds this past weekend.