The dog days of summer are here and have put a damper on some of the fishing action. Surface water temps are starting to approach 90. Just about all the fishing reports are slow to fair. For bass, an early morning and late-evening topwater bite is being reported by the anglers along some of the shallow flats and along the dam around the rip rap. Buzzbaits, frogs and torpedos are good lures to try. In between those periods, Texas/Carolina-rigged worms, deep cranksbaits, and jigs are catching a few bass along the creek channel and deep structure around the lower end of the lake. Bream are biting worms and crickets fished along the bottom just out from spawning areas. The catfish have been biting on nighcrawlers and chicken liver off the pier and along creek channel. The crappie anglers are targeting the creek channel with minnows. Any cover along the creek channel should be a magnet for both crappie and bass.
For more information, give the folks at the park a call at (662) 328-2110
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