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Fishing Report

Bee Lake - 12/5/2017 4:20:30 PM

Bee Lake

Weekly fishing reports will resume February 2018.

Crappie

For winter fishing for crappie look for most fish in deeper waters. Try fishing around cypress knees and trees.  Fish will likely be suspended in 6 - 18 feet of water around structure.  Minnows or Jigs are both good bait choices.  Calm, sunny days are probably the best times to try them out.

Bass

Bass fishing during cold weather means fishing slow and trying to get fish to bite.  Try fishing spinnerbaits, flipping jig and pig combos near structure, or using swim baits or crankbaits.  Water temps usually warm up earlier in the year that nearby river connected oxbows, so if we get several warms days in a row in late winter/early spring then that might get them active and feeding.

Catfish

Catfish fishing is normally fair during the winter time.  Try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats.

Bream

Bream fishing is usually slow at during the winter.  Try using crickets around structure in 5 to 8 feet of water if you must, or just wait until later in the spring and summer. 

There is a $5 launch fee to use the ramp at Bee Lake.

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