Fishing ReportBay Springs - 8/14/2017 9:45:52 AM
Not much change to report this week as the bite continues to be tough for most anglers but anglers are finding some quality bites. The crappie report is still slow. The popular areas are still the deeper waters of Ashcraft and McDougal Branch. Most anglers are targeting the creek channels and drop-offs in 15 to 25 ft of water with both minnows and jigs. The bass bite during the day continues to be tough but a few anglers are finding some quality bites. It took a little over 11 pounds to win a 3 fish tournament there this past weekend. A few bass are being caught the first 3 or so hours after daylight and the last 3 hours right before dark, but the midday bite is almost nonexistent. Frogs, swimbaits and Texas-rigged worms are working in the grass while lighter, finesse tackle has proven effective for keeper spotted bass along deep humps, points and ledges. The bass bite in the canal is fair with buzzbaits early, while t-rigged plastics and crankbaits being the best baits during the day. Anglers fishing in the canal are covering a lot of water to catch their fish. The catfish reports are fair with most folks targeting the canal between Bay Springs and Pickwick. Try multiple baits to see what the fish prefer.