TRACE STATE PARK:
Water temps are running in the 67-68 degree range. 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 as the fish have moved a bit shallower for their fall feeding. 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 have moved a bit shallower as anglers are targeting any cover in the 7-10ft range, specifically the standing timber on the fishing side of the lake. Both crappie jigs and minnows are catching fish, but let the fish dictate what they want. The bream anglers are finding fish in similar areas as the crappie anglers. 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.
Contact the Park at (662) 489-2958 for more information.