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Eagle Lake - 10/20/2014


Crappie fishing is picking up.  One fisherman caught 21 nice ones this weekend around a pier using a silver jig.  Fishermen have been reporting catching 15-20 at a time.  Jigs and minnows are the best bets.  Piers close to deep water along the south end of the lake are a good place to try and trolling the open water should also produce results.


No reports on bass this weekend, but Ronnie says he sees quite a bit of bass activity in the late afternoons.  Pitch dark color soft plastics and jigs around cypress trees close to deep water.  Piers and laydowns near deep water are holding bass.  Throwing a crankbait or chatterbait between the piers and near the mouth of Muddy Bayou are producing as well.   


Ronnie reports that fishermen are "tearing up" the catfish.  Catfish can be caught on worms, liver, or cutbait in and around the cypress trees or by tight lining in open areas.  Fishing with trotlines or limb lines is a popular method as well.    


A few bream were caught recently, but it's still a little slow.  Eagle is known for having some nice sized bream.  Try crickets, worms, or beetle spins around structure.

 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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