TRACE STATE PARK:
Surface water temps have fallen some due to the rainfall and cooler weather this past weekend. Bass fishing is fair to good with most of the action coming on topwater, lizards, and large worms from as shallow as 3ft to as deep as 25 ft of water around points, coves, and creek channel areas containing structure. Most anglers are taking advantage of the early morning or late evening bite and avoiding the heat. Bream fishing is fair to good as the spawning activity will be off and on throughout the rest of the summer. Most fish are being caught near or around bedding areas in 5-20 feet of water cork fishing. Dragging the bottom and tightlining using crickets, meal worms, and red wigglers seems to be the technique of choice. Not many crappie anglers hitting the lake. Crappie fishing is slow with a few being caught around the concrete spillway in 15-25 ft of water, as well as on or around points, coves, and structure in 5-10 ft of water using minnows and jigs. Catfishing is fair. Anglers are catching them in the day use area tight lining and few are being caught in the deep creek channels and in the little lake. Best baits are worms, livers, and cut bait.
Here's the winning bag from last Thursday's fruitjar tournament.
Contact the Park at (662) 489-2958 for more information.