Fishing ReportPrentiss Walker Lake - 10/18/2017 9:32:28 AM
The bass bite was good over last week, with spinner baits, jerk baits and crank baits having most of the success. Average fish in the 1 to 3 lb. range are being harvested. With the cooler weather finally here, the bite should continue to get better. Target structure in 8 to 10' feet of water.
Fish may be anywhere in the water column so try multiple depths until fish are located. Trolling in these areas with minnows or jigs are very productive ways to catch crappie at this time of the year. A lake record was taken this month by bank fisherman Charles Reid using minnows. The new weight to beat is now 1.2 lbs.
Catfish can be targeted in deep water around creek ledges and structure. Worms, liver and blood baits will be best choices for baits. Some nice fish were recently caught in 11 to 12 feet of water using livers.
Bream fishing was good over the past week. Several large fish close to the 1 lb. range were taken over the last week. Redworms fished close to the bottom and/or crickets fished around structure in 4 to 8 ft. are producing good results.
A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.