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Water Temperature: 78
I think this picture says it all: everything is biting at Mary Crawford!
Bass fishing is good. The cooling water temperatures have increased the bass activity. Some fishermen have been having some success with watermelon colored worms. Also try junebug, tequila sunrise or red shad colored lures. Spinnerbaits have also been working well. Target main lake points, brush piles, and structure along the levee in deep water. The creek channels are holding some bass later in the day. Harvest of small bass is encouraged at this lake.
Bream fishing is fair. Tight lining with redworms is a good way to catch redear sunfish.
Catfishing is fair. The angler below caught these two weighing 14.4 pounds total a week ago. Catfish are usually good on the shallower flats and points. Try worms or liver fished on the bottom. One 7 pound catfish was caught over the weekend on a spinnerbait.
Crappie are starting to bite! Fishermen are catching them on minnows around brush piles. One angler a couple of weekends ago caught 15 "big ones" according to lake manager John Stamps. Try using minnows or various colored jigs in 8-10 feet of water. Target deep water brush piles along the dam and main lake points too.
Lake depth map can be found at: http://www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/lake-depth-maps.aspx
Over 10 fish attractor sites were created during 2011. Several were marked with GPS and the coordinates are listed below.
1. N 31.57860 W 90.15717
2. N 31.57653 W 90.15344
3. N 31.57642 W 90.15923
4. N 31.57557 W 90.15806
5. N 31.57536 W 90.15389
6. N 31.57425 W 90.15452