ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM):
Fishing on the lake is still slow due to the “muddy”
conditions that are still lingering from last week. Cold, muddy water is hard
to fish regardless of species. The crappie reports are fair. Crappie are
holding around woody cover next to deep water. The best places have been the
old river runs where the shad are grouped up. Try to look for some clean water
as it may produce more bites than the muddy water. Try either shad colored jigs
or dark/bright contrasting colored jigs for best results. The bass reports are slow.
Like crappie, look for active shad and the bass aren’t far away. Best baits
have been shallow square-billed crankbaits, white and chartreuse spinnerbaits,
and t-rigged creature baits fished close to cover. The riprap at the upper end
of the lake will probably be the easiest place on the lake to get bit as it
doesn’t muddy up quite as bad as below the mouth of the old Tombigbee River.
Anglers are throwing crankbaits, spinnerbaits, A-rigs and shakeyheads for their
fish. The catfish bite is fair. Most anglers are hitting the old river runs and
also the Tombigbee River itself. Shad
and cutbait are best baits right now. The action will probably be slow, but
some quality fish can be had.