The next fishing report update will be in February 2015.
Winter Fishing Tips
Crappie and large bream can be caught throughout the winter on shiners and jigs fished off the ends of the deeper piers, especially piers with added struture. Fish slow, trying different depths from 3 to 12 feet. Both can also be picked up in Muddy Bayou on deep structure using the same techniques.
Largemouth bass can be caught during the winter. Try pitching jigs, shaky heads, soft stick baits, crawfish imitations, and drop shot rigs around the structure on the ends of piers. Spinnerbaits are typically good this time of year. The padstems in front of Buck Chute and Float Row can hold good fish on sunny days. Try throwing soft stick baits, boot tail swimbaits, and spinnerbaits through open areas between the stems. The bridge pilings and docks in Muddy Bayou can hold bass when current is present. Remember, largemouth bass must be over 16 inches long to keep and the daily bag limit is 10 per person per day.
Catfish are usually slow, but a few can be caught on trotlines and limblines in and around the cyress trees near Float Row using cutbait.
Hybrid stripers can be caught trolling crankbaits and tailspinners along flats next to the channel from the boat ramp to Muddy Bayou and above and below Garfield's ramp.
A lake depth map with fish attractor locations is vailable at: http://www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/lake-depth-maps.aspx- click on the Eagle Lake PDF.