TRACE STATE PARK:
The water temps continue to fall following the continued
cold nights this past week. With all the rainfall this past weekend, look for
water clarity to become an issue this week particulary in the backs of the
coves. Crappie anglers are hitting the creek channels and standing timber in
the fishing side of the lake with fair success. The crappie seem to be
suspended in these areas. The depth they are suspending at changes daily so
rely on your electronics to find that magic depth. Both jigs and minnow should
produce bites. Also try trolling small crankbaits in those same areas. The bream
bite is slowing down but some fish can still be caught. A few anglers are
reporting catches off the points and in the coves in 5-10 ft of water on tight-lined
redworms and grubs. The bass bite is fair. Most bass are positioned around points
and coves in 5-8 ft of water. The best baits have been crankbaits, jerkbaits,
A-rigs, spinnerbaits and t-rigged plastics. Some are holding in those same
areas as the crappie are.
Contact the Park at (662) 489-2958 for more information.