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TEXAS: Bass are Fair on Watermelon Spinnerbaits & Topwaters

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

AMISTAD:
Water clear; 84-87 degrees; 5.45’ low. Black bass are good on frogs, spooks, Pop-Rs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins and large topwaters. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers under a cork in 6-15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, droplines, and throwlines on live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms over grass beds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.

CALAVERAS:
Water clear. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON:
Water clear; 79-82 degrees; 9.73’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics on main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.

COLETO CREEK:
Water fairly clear; 3.47’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and topwaters in 5-10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

FALCON:
Water stained to clear; 87-91 degrees. Black bass are fair on large soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 5-15 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

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CALIFORNIA: Freshwater Hot Spots – Trout, Bass, Panfish & Catfish

Monday, August 15th, 2011

TROUT:
The best action in Southern California has been at Big Bear Lake with limits of holdover rainbows to three pounds or better for trollers working from the West Ramp to the dam. Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains has been very good, and Jenks Lake is good. Lake Hemet is also pretty good. There are also a few holdover fish being landed by deep trollers at Silverwood, Cachuma, and Casitas — in about that order. The bite also remains fair to good at Cuyamaca. Trout action in the Sierra Nevada remains fair to good overall, with the June Lake loop (especially Silver), Virgina Lakes, and Bridgeport Reservoir all top bets. Other good bets include Twin Lakes (Bridgeport), South Lake and the South Fork of Bishop Creek. For fly anglers, Hot Creek and the East Walker River are probably the best bets. Also some very good action in Bridgeport Reservoir.

BLACK BASS:
It’s surface bite season and the full moon this weekend should really turn on this bite everywhere. While the overall bass action could probably only be rated fair all across Southern California, almost all lakes have some good topwater and reaction bait action early and late in the day. During the day, the fish generally sound to deeper structure where they can be caught on dark plastics, but that bite is much tougher. Top bet is still Diamond Valley, but the bites are decent at Sutherland, Otay, El Capitan, Skinner, Perris, Silverwood, Casitas, Castaic, Piru, and Cachuma. On the Central Coast, Santa Margarita, Nacimiento, San Antonio, and Lopez are all still pretty fair for bass. On the Colorado River, the Topoc Gorge smallmouth bite has been good, but except for the narrow window of early morning Havasu and the lower river has been tougher.

STRIPED BASS:
Striper bites continued to improve in the region this past week with Diamond Valley breaking wide open, and the bites at Castaic finally getting better, too. San Antonio on the Central Coast remains a top bet with good quality (six to 12 pounds) and Pyramid is very consistent, but on smaller fish (one to three pounds). Silverwood is still a sleeper pick with a pretty fair bite. On the Colorado River, there have been a lot of quality fish to 20 pounds at Willow Beach, while Havasu and Topoc Gorge are producing one to four-pound fish in a tough bite.

PANFISH:
Big news is that the Salton Sea tilapia bite has finally slowed way down with only a few smaller fish showing now. But there’s still very good bluegill and redear action at Diamond Valley Lake. The redear bite is also still fair to good in Havasu and Topoc Gorge area on the Colorado River, but both have slowed. The bluegill and redear bites are also still good at Perris, Casitas, and most other waters with these fish. Piru and Castaic are fair to good. The crappie bite came back on at Henshaw this past week and improved again at Cachuma and Piru. All three a pretty good picks. Also a decent pick on crappie at Castaic, Cuyamaca (small fish), and Santa Margarita and Lopez on the Central Coast.

CATFISH:
The Colorado River is fair to good for catfish with flatheads and channels showing in good numbers. There are high flows on the lower river, but the action has been good on flatheads to 35 pounds and channels to eight pounds again this week. Southern California lakes are also all starting to turn on with more and more cats showing, and stocking programs are in full swing now at most places that plant. The top picks are Hesperia Lake and Elsinore, but Corona Lake and Santa Ana River Lakes are being planted with cats each week and weekly trophy catfish plants go in each Friday. Other good catfish bets are Irvine, Skinner, Silverwood, and Pyramid. All the San Bernardino County Parks are also being planted weekly, and Dixon Lake is also good with weekly plants.

Jim Matthews
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CONNECTICUT: Live Eels Produced 10 Bass Between 32 to 44 Inches

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Friday evening’s trip was very good.

Live eels produced 10 bass between 32 to 44 inches. Best fish was 42 lbs. Bluefish were not much of a problem. W

e only have a couple openings left in August.

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NEW MEXICO: East Central – Bass Are Everywhere, Try Downsized Crank Baits & Soft Plastics

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Santa Rosa Lake
– Same as last week, largemouth bass were active around brush and large structures, try flipping tubes and jigs into them. Walleye are reported as good, although many are small. Bass are everywhere; try downsized crank baits and soft plastics around the points and on the flats. Crappie, up to 1.4 pounds, are hitting just about everything presented to them. Best bites came from tubes in the main creek channel off the bluffs. Catfish are very active as well using minnows and cut bait.

Storrie Lake
– Fishing is good for trout using Power Bait, with many limits taken.  Catfish are fair to good with chicken liver.

Sumner Lake
– Fishing is good for walleye along the Eastern Bluffs and near the mouth of the Alamogordo Arm trolling white and fire tiger crank baits and rattle-traps 8-12 ft. Fair for largemouth and smallmouth casting white crank baits along coves and structure 2-5 ft. Good for white bass using a variety of plastic worms, spoons and crank baits. Fair for channel cat below the dam on the Pecos River, also on the West shoreline south of the Main boat ramp using chicken liver. No reports on crappie.

Ute Lake
– Fishing is good to excellent. Walleye are fishing good to excellent trolling crank baits over brush in 10-15 feet of water or try crawlers in 17-22 feet of water. White Bass are fishing fair. Large and Small mouth bass are reported as excellent and are hitting most anything thrown at them.  For the smallies, try the top water early in the mornings and Senkos whacky rigged later in the day. The largemouth are on their beds in 4-6 feet of water. Crappie are fishing good up the Canadian around rock and brush and in the main lake coves using minnows in 2-4 feet of water. Catfish are good in 2-8 feet of water with chicken liver or stink bait. Fish near the reeds and brush for best results.

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CONNECTICUT: Bass Averaging Eight Pounds

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

This week brought the first consistent numbers of squid in our area.

This also brought a good number of keeper sized bass. Our trips this week were all good with fish averaging eight pounds and several upwards of 15 pounds. All of these were taken on a fly. As long as the bait holds up the migrating bass will stick around.

Both tides fished equally as well. We saw our first schools of bass on top in the inshore waters.

Capt. Sandy Noyes
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WASHINGTON: Good Results for Walleye & Bass

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Washington tributaries are experiencing low returns although the Cowlitz is putting out some fair catches of chinook. The Lewis and Kalama remain closed due to low returns.

Wind and Drano Lake are slowing down with much of the effort taking place higher in the watershed. Summer steelhead should begin to show in higher numbers in the coming weeks.

In The Dalles Pool, Washington anglers are scoring good results for walleye and bass despite high flows.

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ARKANSAS: Bass – Soft Plastic Baits in 25 to 35 Feet of Water

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The lake is down to 692 and still dropping a few inches a day. Everybody wants to know how fast and when the lake will get back to normal. I don’t think anybody knows that. From my experience it will depend on how much rain we get. It will also depend on how fast they drop table rock lake. That area is “special” and gets “special” treatment. 🙁  They usually get their lake dropped first. So, I would assume as soon as it gets closer to normal then we will be dropping faster. The lake temp is in the lower 70’s with a thermocline forming shallow around the 5 foot level or so I am told. I will be in the water the next few days and will be able to tell you more.

I am told that the White River is back to normal level of 8 generators. Two generators are broken but they are running 6 generators with the flood gates open to the equivalent of two generators. So- there is no problems fishing, launching, staying at the White River as of now! HOO RAY!

The fishing on the lake hasn’t changed much yet. It should soon. I have been getting lots and lots of questions about the “night fishing” thing. So here goes. Pick a spot on the lake. It might take several times to find the right spot but I don’t think it matters too much. You want to anchor in 30 to 70 feet of water. Put out a couple of lights that float on the water. This will bring a variety of bait fish starting with very small plankton, then small minnows/shad, then larger shad. The key is to get the larger shad ( 3-4 inches) around your lights. These will start doing a circle pattern around your boat under the lights. These will attract the catchable fish such as White Bass, Walleye, catfish, etc. I will take a bucket of regular minnows that we sell here at the marina and use them until I can catch the circling shad under the lights. I have made my own net to do this with. Most people use a throwable cast net to catch the shad and then use the shad they catch. Minnows seem to work for me but the circling shad you catch are natural in the lake and the fish love em. I put my bait in 25 to 50 feet of water. I will vary it until I find where the fish seem to be biting. If you never get circling shad around the boat then MOVE until you find them. I have seen this used on bluff walls, flats, channel swings, etc. Good Luck if you can stay awake. Until next time!

BASS –

1. Soft plastic baits in 25 to 35 feet of water on the “old shoreline.” This is where the brush stops and the old shoreline starts where there is no brush. I think the hungry fish hang in this spot because its easy to catch their prey here. A lot of the stuff they eat will be in the brush and hard to get to, but anything that is on the old gravel-no brush shoreline will be easier to catch. Try a variety or different baits and mix it up. Tube jigs, gitzits, 4 inch finesse worms, 5-7 inch plastic worms, french fry worms, lizards, brush hogs etc. Green pumpkin, cotton candy, brownish seem to be the best colors.

2. regular plastic worms with no weight in 0 to 10 feet of water in the brush. This pattern is a little harder to fish and takes heavy line but can be productive. Green pumpkin or bubble gum seem to be the best baits.

3. retrieve a spoon- sit out from the shoreline and cast a spoon in and retrieve it back varying speeds and depths. Sometimes you want to let it hit the bottom. The last time the water was this high in 07-08, this pattern was catching all species of fish.

4. Spinner baits in colored water back in the creeks. Bright colored big bladed baits will catch largemouth in dingy water.

5. Flipping a jig in the dirty water around the brush will catch bass in shallow water.

6. Minnow fishing with a split shot or jig and minnow is producing all species of fish, bass, walleye, crappie, white bass ect.

7 Drop shot a night crawler from 5 to 35 feet depending on the bank and structure. The standing trees out from the shoreline are a good place to try this, as well as the old shoreline in 25 to 35 feet of water.

8. Top water minnow looking baits are producing some fish – Flukes, spooks, pop r’s, chug bugs, etc.

Walleye –

1.Drop shot a night crawler from 25 to 35 feet depending on the bank and structure. The standing trees out from the shoreline are a good place to try this and then the old shoreline in 25 to 35 feet of water.

2. Split shot a night crawler and drift fish with in in 20 to 35 feet of water

3. Retrieve a spoon form the bank very slow

4. vertical jig a spoon

White Bass –

1. cast some type of minnow bait on the gravel flats on the old shore line

2. night fishing under lights

Crappie –

1. night fishing under lights

Catfish –

Lots of catfish being caught on limb lines from 5 to 25 feet of water.

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MISSISSIPPI: Alicevile Lake – Grass Beds Holding Good Numbers of Bass

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The bass reports were fair to good this past week, with most coming from the Coalfire creek and Camp Pratt areas.

Scattered grass beds are holding good numbers of bass with the best baits being frogs and buzzbaits early with flukes and spinnerbaits after the morning bite slows. The crappie are in a post spawn pattern now and the best areas continue to be Pumpkin Creek and the old river run at Camp Pratt. Crappie jigs are working better than minnows. Best water depths are 4 to 8 feet around stumps and vegetation. The catfish reports are fair to good. Most successful anglers are hitting the old river runs and navigation channel with trotlines and jugs. Cutbait and nightcrawlers have been the best bait.

Look for the bite to continue to improve as we get closer to the catfish spawning season.

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MISSISSIPPI: Lake Mary Crawford – Bass Can Be Found Around Brush

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Bass can be found around brush in 3-6 ft depths.  Soft plastics in junebug, chartruese, and pumkinseed colors have been best.  Feel free to take a mess of small bass home with you!

Bream fishing is picking up.  Try worms or crickets in 3-5 ft depths along the bank and around brush.

Crappie fishing has been slow.  Try fishing around brush in 4-8 ft water and along the creek channel.

Catfish are being caught, but sizes have been small.  Tight-lining with worms, liver, or shrimp should do well for catfish.  Late afternoon has been the best time for catching them.

Over 10 new fish attractor sites were created during January 2011. Several of these sites were marked with GPS and the coordinates are listed below. The lake depth map has been updated showing many of these locations. The additional habitat should provide structure for various fish species and offer hot spots for anglers to try.

Good luck!

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ALABAMA: Lake Eufaula – Bass Need Extremely Slow Presentations

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Water Level 187.86 msl
Temperature low 80’s
Clarity, stained to clear

The water level is dangerously low. Be sure and respect the river cans and creek poles.

The cold weather and low water have the fish off their game. Tournaments usually needing 20 plus pound bags this time of year are paying first place with less than 10 pounds.

The pads are not completely formed out, we should be fishing pad fields that are acres in size. The grass and cover are on dry ground.

Bass need extremely slow presentations of soft plastics and top water baits.

Crappie are still biting jigs on the top of drops and at night under lights.Jigs are the trick.

Pan fish are doing okay on worms and crickets. As the weather warms up, this action will pick up.

Catfish are slower than usual but warmer weather will change that for the better.

Remember:

The Lee King Benefit Buddy Tournament coming up in three weeks. This is our first memorial tournament since Lee’s passing. Please visit www.leekingbenefit.org for all the details, or stop by S & K Outdoors in Eufaula to sign up.

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