As a result of the extremely hot weather, fishing pressure on Bee Lake continues to be low. However, there are some strategies that can be used for those anglers that don't mind the heat.
Those anglers hoping to catch crappie, try trolling in the deeper areas of the lake with minnows or jigs. Best time of day should be early in the morning before it gets too hot.
For bream, try using crickets or red worms and fishing around the cypress knees.
For bass, try fishing soft plastics around the cypress trees or around the docks and piers in the northern arm of the lake. You may also try spinnerbaits, jigs, or crankbaits near downed logs or brush piles near the shoreline. Top water lures could also work well early in the morning and late in the afternoon.
For catfish, try tightlining in water less than four feet deep near the shoreline, or try setting some trotlines baited with cut bait or stink bait.
Bell's store is still open and under new management There is a $5 launch fee to use the new ramp.