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Fishing Report

Simpson County Lake - 10/18/2017 9:39:29 AM

BASS

Bass bite still a little slow over last week.  With cooler weather now here, the bite should start improving.  Bass should bite around submerged brush piles or deep points that contain structure or sudden contour change. Crank baits or soft plastics fished slowly in these areas should be good choices for lures. Fish may also be found around creek ledges where structure may be present. Early morning with frogs in the upper end and deep diving crank baits in deeper water later in the day could be productive.  No lunker fish reported, but some nice 2 - 3 lb fish were recently taken.  Most recent action has been around the levee and off the points.

CRAPPIE

The bite has picked up a little over past week, but remains hit and miss.  Try crappie along creek channels and deep structure with jigs or minnows. Open water out from the dam should be a good area to target fish. Numerous brush piles were added in this area during January 2016. 

BREAM 

Tight lining for bream with red worms and crickets in deeper water continues to be productive over past week. Another good place to try is the pier on the campground road casting near the dead tree out from the pier. The bite has increased over last few days with some nice fish being caught from the bank and from boats.

CATFISH

Catfish can be targeted in deeper water along creek channels that contain some type of structure. Liver fished along the bottom was the most productive over last week.  Several nice catches have been taken from the levee recently.

A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.

/media/4606/simpson_county_lake.pdf

New fish attractor coordinates added 1/27/16

N 31.91391 W 89.79392 N 31.91466 W 89.78912
N 31.91371 W 89.79394 N 31.91450 W 89.78891
N 31.91344 W 89.79388 N 31.91438 W 89.78863
N 31.91469 W 89.79163 N 31.91476 W 89.78922
N 31.91565 W 89.79165 N 31.91480 W 89.78888
N 31.91502 W 89.78989 N 31.91461 W 89.78897
N 31.91481 W 89.78941 N 31.91646 W 89.78997
N 31.91479 W 89.78960 N 31.91658 W 89.79011
N 31.91468 W 89.78929
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