Fishing ReportLake Claude Bennett - 10/18/2017 8:59:19 AM
Bite continues to be same as the last few weeks. Look for bass schooling and chasing shad in open water. Crank baits and spinner baits are popular lures as well as silver flukes. Some success has been reported using top water baits. The creel limit on bass has been raised to 30 per person per day. A lot of 3/4 to 1 lb fish continue to be taken. Best catches are reported in early morning along the levee. Below is a recent catch from pier.
Bream bite rated as fair over the past week, with some nice bluegill still being caught off the main fishing pier near the new gravel beds as well as the dirt pier by the campground. It has been more hit than miss recently with the bite turning on from sunrise to about 10:30 am. and from 4 pm to dark. Bream should be targeted at depths of 3 - 6 ft around brush piles or creek channels with crickets or red worms. Below recent catch from pier.
Crappie can be targeted around creek ledges and deep structure. Minnows or jigs fished vertically or trolled in these areas may produce some luck. Live minnows continue to be the bait for best results. A few fish were reported being caught last week with the recent cooler temps.
Catfish should be targeted at depths of 8 - 10 ft along creek ledges and deep structure. Chicken liver or worms should be good choices for bait. Seeing some good catches over the last week, with most being taken from the creek channel near the bridge in the upper end of the lake. There are some nice sized fish out there to be caught. Most catches are being made at night.
A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.
Four different groups of artificial structures along with natural habitat were added on 1/24/17. There were 20 artificial grass structures and three 5x5x5 artificial box structures placed at each site. The coordinantes for these are listed below.
N 32.10126 W 89.03272
N 32.10471 W 89.03394
N 32.10353 W 89.03681
N 32.10111 W 89.03254
N 32.10117 W 89.03296
N 32.10422 W 89.03283
N 32.10451 W 89.03358
N 92.10343 W 89.03650
GPS coordinates that were added on 12/17/14 are listed below.