ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM):
Water clarity is going to be an issue is you plan on hitting
the water this week. With all the rain that fell this past weekend, look for
the bite to be a little tougher. For bass, anglers are targeting cleaner
backwater areas with grassy and woody cover. Lures like buzzbaits, frogs,
spinnerbaits and T-rigged plastics are all working around the shallow grass.
With the lower end of the lake being dirty, one may be able to have good
success hitting the rip rap above the mouth of the old Tombigbee River. Spinnerbaits,
crankbaits and buzzbaits are catching some nice spotted bass and largemouth.
Put the trolling motor on high and cover water there. The crappie bite has
slowed as we move from post-spawn patterns into summer patterns. Look for the
shade of grass and stumps to hold fish as we move into summer. Jigs should
attract more bites than minnows. The catfish bite is fair to good with most
anglers fishing the channel and the old river runs where they come into the
channel. Numbers of blues and channels are showing up. Nightcrawlers and
cutbait have been best baits. Some nice flatheads are being taken by the hand
grabbers right now.