Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 9/19/2017 2:17:59 PM

The bass bite is fair to good right now. It took just under 13 pounds to win a 5-fish tournament there this past Sunday evening. Main lake points with brushtops are prime areas as are secondary points in the major creeks. Best depths right now seem to be 10 to 15 ft of water, although some spotted bass are coming out of 20ft of water. Carolina-rigged and Texas-rigged plastics and jigs are best lures. Some anglers are targeting the beds of Hydrilla scattered throughout the lake with some success with spinnerbaits, worms, rattletraps and swimbaits. Some schooling action is also being reported but it is very short lived and almost random, with anglers catching a few of them using topwater plugs. Another option for bass right now is the canal above Crow’s neck. Target riprap banks and runouts with crankbaits and shakeyhead plastics. This bite gets a better with any current or water running out from the culverts. The crappie bite picked up over the last week. Anglers are targeting deep brushtops scattered throughout the lake in 15 – 25 ft of water. Anglers are using both jigs and minnows to catch their fish around the brushtops. Other anglers are pulling or trolling hair jigs and minnows along the creek channels.


An angler with a good day's catch of crappie at Bay Springs.





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