Fishing ReportLake Tom Bailey - 10/18/2017 8:59:38 AM
Bass fishing has been slow with reports of fish being caught early in the morning in the flat water out from the emergency spillway. Spinner baits and jerk baits were the lure of choice. Early morning continues to be the best time for bass.
Crappie will be in deep water around submerged structure and creek channels. Ledges along the channel prove to be crappie hot spots this time of year. Fish may be anywhere in the water column so fish at different depths until crappie are located. Minnows or jigs tipped with a nibble should produce some nice fish. There are no current reports at this time.
Tom Bailey has a good population of quality size redear. These fish can be located around deep structure this time of year. Bream fishing continues to be good over the last week. Nice sized bluegill are still being caught with worms and crickets off the beds from the bank.
Try for catfish along creek channels and deep structure. Brush piles in 8 - 10 ft of water that were added last January should be holding catfish this time of year. Tightlining with stink baits, liver or worms are best ways to harvest catfish this time of year. Nighttime continues to be the best time to catch catfish. Fish in the 4 to 6 lb range were caught this past week on liver.
GPS Coordinates for brush piles that were added 1/12/16 are listed below.
Lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.
|N 32.42285||W 88.51477||N 32.42555||W 88.51812|
|N 32.42404||W 88.51488||N 32.42561||W 88.51801|
|N 32.42430||W 88.51518||N 32.42553||W 88.51788|
|N 32.42408||W 88.51507||N 32.42570||
|N 32.42408||W 88.51528||N 32.42561||W 88.51780|
|N 32.42440||W 88.51548||N 32.42528||W 88.51798|
|N 32.42427||W 88.51527||N 32.42521||W 88.51812|
|N 32.42352||W 88.51484||N 32.42564||W 88.51766|
|N 32.42377||W 88.51519||N 32.42551||W 88.51769|
|N 32.42409||W 88.51606||N 32.42573||W 88.51742|
|N 32.42399||W 88.51614||N 32.42510||W 88.51762|
|N 32.42411||W 88.51629||N 32.42495||W 88.51744|
|N 32.42420||W 88.51608||N 32.42518||W 88.51726|
|N 32.42412||W 88.51650||N 32.42524||W 88.51730|
|N 32.42398||W 88.51634||N 32.42522||W 88.51714|
|N 32.42540||W 88.51815||N 32.42543||W 88.51722|
|N 32.42547||W 88.51802||N 32.42524||W 88.51759|