Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 7/24/2017 2:00:32 PM

Not much has changed this week with the heat being the biggest factor again. Surface water temps are in the mid to upper 80’s. Things continue to be slow for most folks but some are finding quality bass bites here and there. It took 14.24 pounds to win the Sunday evening 3-fish tournament this past weekend. Road beds, humps, and drop-offs are still holding a lot of the fish as well as the various hydrilla beds scattered throughout the lake. Most fish are coming on Texas-rigged worms, shaky head worms, and jigs. Alternate techniques to consider would be flutter spoons, drop-shots, and swimbaits. The few catfish reports coming in are coming from anglers fishing the north end of the lake and in the canal section. Most anglers are using jugs paired with small whole skipjack/shad and cutbait. The crappie reports continue to be slow as well. The few that are fishing are having a little success in the deeper waters around McDougal and Ashcraft areas. Both minnows and jigs are catching fish.