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Fishing Report

Simpson County Lake - 8/14/2017 2:38:49 PM

Visibility 43"  Water Temp. 88.

BASS

Bass bite has picked back up over last week. Bass bite was strong for several weeks with fish biting around submerged brush piles or deep points that contain structure or sudden contour change. Crank baits or soft plastics fished slowly in these areas should be good choices for lures. Fish may also be found around creek ledges where structure may be present. Early morning with frogs in the upper end and deep diving crank baits in deeper water later in the day could be productive.  No lunker fish reported, but some nice 2 - 3 lb fish were recently taken.  Most recent action has been around the levee.

CRAPPIE

Try crappie along creek channels and deep structure with jigs or minnows. Open water out from the dam should be a good area to target fish. Numerous brush piles were added in this area during January 2016.  There are no current reports at this time.

BREAM 

Tight lining for bream with red worms and crickets at depths of 4 - 6 ft can be productive and one of the best places is from the road to the campground.  Another good place is the pier on the campground road casting near the dead tree out from the pier as well as around the dam. The bite has increased over last few days with  some nice fish being caught from the bank and from boats.

CATFISH

Catfish can be targeted in deeper water along creek channels that contain some type of structure. Liver, worms, or minnows fished along the bottom can be productive late in the year.  A few good fish were reported taken in the middle of last week.

A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.

/media/4606/simpson_county_lake.pdf

New fish attractor coordinates added 1/27/16

N 31.91391 W 89.79392 N 31.91466 W 89.78912
N 31.91371 W 89.79394 N 31.91450 W 89.78891
N 31.91344 W 89.79388 N 31.91438 W 89.78863
N 31.91469 W 89.79163 N 31.91476 W 89.78922
N 31.91565 W 89.79165 N 31.91480 W 89.78888
N 31.91502 W 89.78989 N 31.91461 W 89.78897
N 31.91481 W 89.78941 N 31.91646 W 89.78997
N 31.91479 W 89.78960 N 31.91658 W 89.79011
N 31.91468 W 89.78929
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