ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM):
The fall crappie bite is starting to pick up. Old river runs are the best areas, particularly the run at Becker Bottom. Crappie are coming out of 3 to 5 ft of water. Deeper water must be nearby for best results. Stumps or any wood are holding more fish than vegetation. Both jigs and minnows are working but look for jigs to out produce in dirty water. The bass reports continue to be fair to good. The bigger sloughs and backwater areas where shad are showing up are best areas. Best baits have been shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and t-rigged plastics. The riprap at the upper end of the lake has also been popular. T-rigged brushogs, shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits have been best lures. The catfish bite is fair. Most anglers are hitting the old river runs and also the Tombigbee River itself. Cut or whole shad is the best bait as of late.