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Eagle Lake - 4/13/2015

Crappie

These fish were caught on April 12th.

Crappie fishing has slowed somewhat with weather changes and rain.  A good number of fish over 2 pounds are coming out of the lake, however.  Some fishermen were tipping pink headed jigs with minnows.  Trolling with small minnows and jigs is also a good method for catching crappie.

Bass

There is a 16" minimum length limit on largemouth bass.  All fish under 16" must be released immediately.  Bass fishing has been slow, but has picked up a little. Try under docks and piers with small jigs, Texas-rigged soft plastics, or shaky heads.  Blue, black, or junebug colors are best. Cypress trees and laydowns should be holding bass too.

Catfish    

Nice channel cats are still biting on minnows. Also, liver and worms fished on the bottom are a good option.

Bream

Recent creels showed a few bluegill were biting, but it's still slow.  Crickets fished around any structure such as piers or brush can be productive.  Tightlining with worms is a good way to catch Redear.

White Bass

White bass fishing is excellent right now, with anglers still catching good numbers of fish.  Rat-L-Traps or other crankbaits are effective when the white bass are schooling.

 

 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.


 



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