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JP Coleman/Pickwick Lake - 4/14/2014


The water level is 414.72 and quickly falling at the time of this report. The water levels produced some varying water conditions this past weekend as some of the backwater areas were quite dirty. Surface water temps are in the upper 50s if not lower 60s for the most part, but some backwater areas have reached the mid to upper 60s during the afternoon on sunny days. The bass and crappie continue to be good. For bass, anglers are still catching numbers of small fish with a few catching some quality ones. It took over 23lbs to win a local team tournament this past Saturday. The bass are steadily making their way to the shallows, and some fish have already started spawning as several reports of anglers targeting beds came in over the weekend. For those shallow fish, anglers are using multiple techniques like spinnerbaits, lipless crankbaits, T-rigs and jigs. Some anglers are still targeting the pre-spawn fish along mainlake points. These anglers are using crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits to catch their fish. For crappie, Bear Creek and Yellow Creek continue to be the popular spots for fishermen. Numbers of anglers took to the water over the weekend and a lot of fish were caught. A lot of anglers are finding fish from 10-20ft of water. Most anglers are trolling/drifting jigs. Pre-spawn crappie should start showing up close to shallow water over the next week or two.

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