TRACE STATE PARK:
Water temps have fallen due to the cool nights over the weekend and the bass bite is heating up. It took 24.38lbs to win a tournament there this past Saturday. The deeper points and creek channel ledges are popular right now. The best baits have been t-rigged 10 to 12 inch plastic worms, swimbaits and ¾ to 1 oz spinnerbaits. Some are targeting the shallow bite early and late as well as during overcast conditions with topwater baits like spooks and buzzbaits. The bream reports have been fair to good. The road bed near the old swimming area is still holding bream as are sandy flats in 10 to 20 ft of water. Tight-lining crickets or meal worms are the best techniques. The crappie reports are starting to pick back up with the cooling water temps. Anglers are starting to find fish a bit shallower than during the summertime. Look for fish in those mid depth ranges of 8-15ft around any type of cover. Both minnows and jigs are catching fish. Catfish reports are coming from the day-use area and the little lake. Most are being caught near the creek channel in 10 to 20 ft of water. Tight-lining nightcrawlers or liver has been the best technique.
Here's the big bag from Saturday.
Contact the Park at (662) 489-2958 for more information.