Fishing ReportColumbus Lake - 11/13/2017 7:55:04 AM
The crappie reports are good. Hit the old river runs right now for best results. The runs that are closed off on the upstream end will be the ones to target, as they will have the clearest water. Crappie are holding on stumps and laydowns in 3 to 8 ft of water. The Town Creek run is popular right now. Crappie jigs have been outproducing minnows but that can change daily. The bass reports are still fair. The river runs are producing a few quality fish, and the gravel pits are holding numbers of keeper-size bass, but getting them to bite is a bit tough. No one pattern is working, but if you can find the shad, a crankbait or spinnerbait should produce some bites. Swim jigs, flukes and other shad imitating lures are also good choices. Typically during the pre winter time, covering water is the key to getting bites. Catfish reports are fair. Most folks are hitting the channel and the mouths of the old river runs with jugs and rod-n-reels with some success. Whole and cut shad are the best baits this time of year.