TRACE STATE PARK:
Water temps are running in the high 60s to low 70s. Most reports the last week or so have been from the bass and crappie anglers. The bass anglers are reporting a fair to good bite. Most anglers are targeting points and flats with shallow grass and wood. There was a “big fish” tournament there this past weekend where a 7lber to top honors. Best baits this past week have been spinnerbaits, senkos, jigs or texas-rigged plastic worms. Topwater baits are producing a few fish as the fish start their fall feeding frenzy. The crappie are holding around fairly deep structure and sunken brush. Both crappie jigs and minnows are catching fish, but let the fish dictate what they want. The bream reports are coming off flats adjacent to spawning areas and also along the levee. Anglers are tightlining red worms and meal worms with decent success. Most catfish reports are coming from bank anglers in the day-use area and the little lake. Tight-lining nightcrawlers or liver has been the best technique.
Here's the winning lunker from this past Saturday.
Contact the Park at (662) 489-2958 for more information.