Fishing ReportColumbus Lake - 9/19/2017 12:29:55 PM
The crappie anglers are starting to come out as water temps begun to cool off last week but are now back up. Most of the anglers in the last week or so have been fishing structure on the navigation channel and also in the old river runs. Laydowns in 5 to 10 ft of water have been best scenarios. Minnows have been best baits, but jigs should pick up a few as well. The bass reports are still fair. Numbers of smaller fish can be caught, but the quality bite is a bit harder to find. A few bass in the 3 to 4 lb range have been coming off laydowns on the channel. Shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Texas-rigged plastics have been the best lures here. Other anglers are still targeting the gravel pits area with a variety of plastics and other weedless presentations. The catfish reports were fair this week. Catfish are biting along the channel particularly at the mouths of the old river runs and also below the dam. Cutbait/whole shad and liver have been best baits.