It’s the same story for Columbus as for Aberdeen. The water is still muddy but the catfish bite is improving due to increased current flows. The old river runs and any in-flow areas with slack water in the upper end of the lake have been best areas. Crappie fishing is slowing down. Most of the anglers are using standard jigging techniques in 4 – 6 ft of water. Black, pink, and chartreuse are popular colors. The bass reports are fair due to the conditions. Most anglers are hitting the gravel pits and the Hwy. 50 slough. Spinnerbaits and dark colored t-rigged plastics such as brush hogs are best baits. Don’t overlook a topwater bite early and late in the day with frogs and buzzbaits. If overcast conditions persist, it may prolong the topwater bite particularly if the shad are spawning in the area.