JP Coleman/Pickwick Lake - 3/3/2014
PICKWICK LAKE/J. P. COLEMAN:
The water level is 409.93ft and falling at the time of this report. The bass bite has made a quick turnaround over the past week due to the mild weather. However, it seems to be feast or famine as some anglers are finding some good fish while others struggle to even find keepers. It took a whopping 31lbs to win a local team tournament out of J.P. Coleman this past weekend. One angler boated an 11.3lber on Sunday during a team tournament event. Water temps are slowly coming out of the cellar with this past week’s warm and sunny weather. The A-rig is a dominant player right now on the bass scene. Other lures lures like suspending jerkbait, spinnerbaits and lipless crankbaits are working for some as well. Other alternatives like a shakeyhead and dropshots might work if you can find some clean water. The crappie action is starting to pick up in Bear Creek. Anglers are finding fish from 20-30ft of water. Most anglers are trolling jigs. Jigs and crankbaits are working for the trollers. Pre-spawn crappie should start showing up over the next week or two. The catfish bite is slow as well with such a big shad die off this past winter. Those who want to target sauger during the winter should fish the tailraces below Pickwick and Wilson dams with heavy hair jigs and minnows.
Here's a shot of the 11.3lb hawg caught this past Sunday.
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