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Water Temperature: 68
Bass fishing is still good, with fish being caught around timber. 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 was very good this past week. Some fishermen were catching around 30 per boat. They were tightlining with worms and catching bluegill and redear.
Catfishing is fair. Some big catfish are still being caught once in a while. 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! One angler caught 25 Thursday and he and a friend caught 40 Friday on minnows and pearl white jigs. Fishermen are catching them around brush piles 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