Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Columbus Lake - 7/24/2017 2:19:31 PM

Like Aberdeen, things haven’t changed much with most bass reports this week were from anglers fishing early and late in the day. It took 8.46lbs to win the Thursday evening 3-fish tournament this past week. The east bank area and the gravel pits continue to produce fish around the grass. Frogs, spinnerbaits and weedless swimbaits are producing a few fish. During the day, slow down and try to pick apart the grass with a Texas-rig soft plastic or jig. The darker colors like junebug and red shad seem to be popular. The mouth and the lower end of the Buttahatchie are holding a few fish (both spotted and largemouth bass) in the cooler, current driven waters. Jigs, crankbaits, shakeyheads and spinnerbaits are working there. Some anglers are also finding fish in the old river bendways. Laydowns and other woody cover are holding a few fish. Texas-rigs and jigs have been the popular there. The catfish reports are coming from along the channel and below the dam. Both jugs and rod-n-reels are catching a few cats on cutbait and smaller whole shad. Most of the rod-n-reel action is happening at the mouths of the old bendways and below the dam. The few crappie reports coming in are still coming from the gravel pits with a few coming in from the old river runs midway up the lake. Most fish seem to be holding along laydowns and deeper grass.