Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:02 PM
Yore Country Store has plenty of bait
***New crappie regulations went into effect October 1,
2015. The creel limit was reduced from 50 to 30 fish per
angler, and all fish 11" and under must be released
Bass fishing is good. 17.64 pounds won the bass tournament
a couple of weeks ago, with a big fish of 6.42 pounds. Spinnerbaits
have been working the best lately, but soft plastics around the
cypress trees and in shallow areas around the piers are also
productive. Watermelon lizards or other creature baits are
good this time of year. Largemouth bass
must be over 16" to keep.
Some nice Bluegill and a couple of
Black Crappie caught recently.
Bream fishing is picking up! Some very nice Bluegill are
being caught in shallow water right now. Try crickets or
tightlining with redworms.
Crappie fishing has been hit-and-miss, and the fish seen in
creels have spawned out. The weather patterns have them
moving in and out, but the fishermen who are finding them are
having success. Most fish have been caught in 5-6 feet of
water recently. Remember, crappie must be over
11" to keep at Eagle Lake. Jig-fishing and
trolling are both working. Try the cypress trees across from
the boat ramp and around the piers.
Currently there are no reports on catfish, but they had been
biting very well. Try tightlining with worms, minnows, or
your favorite catfish bait.
White bass fishing is starting to pick up. The fish that
have been seen are all fat and healthy, as Eagle Lake fish tend to
be. Try fishing around the mouth of Muddy Bayou with rattling
crankbaits. There is no limit on these fish, but there is a 6
fish limit on hybrid striped bass and they must be over 15" to
Click here for a lake depth map with fish