Eagle Lake - 9/22/2015 2:48:00 PM
Crappie **New crappie regulations will take effect October 1st: the creel limit will be reduced from 50 to 30, and all fish less than 11" long are to be released immediately**
Crappie fishing has been slow, but some fish are being caught around piers with jigs and minnows.
There is a 16" minimum length limit on largemouth bass. All fish under 16" must be released immediately. Bass fishing is slow. 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 were biting over the weekend. Worms fished on the bottom were the bait of choice, but liver and minnows are also a good option.
No new reports on bream this week. 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 fishing is fair. Rat-L-Traps or other crankbaits are effective when the white bass are schooling. There is no limit on white bass, but there is a 6 fish limit on hybrid striped bass, and they must be over 15" to keep.
A lake depth map with fish attractor locations is vailable at: http://www.mdwfp.com/media.53260/eagle_lake.pdf
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