FAIR. Water stained; 75-77-78 degrees; 4.16 feet low. The water level is 167.8 with no generators running. Water temperature at the Dam is 75-77 degrees with surface temperature around 77.
This is the second week with no rainfall. The back feeder creeks are still clearing, and the mid and main lake is clear. The best bite is at first light to mid-morning.
Black bass are still in the summer to fall transition and remain scattered and hard to pattern. Bass have been biting and chasing smaller shad profile baits like 1/4 ounce rattletraps in chrome, black or blue back, bladed baits, and smaller crankbaits in shad colors. Jerk baits, flukes, and buzz baits are producing.
The worm bite has been slow, so go junk fishing throwing whatever is in the tackle box.
Fly fishing has also been tough in the shallows and flats. Crappie are improving in 6-25 feet of water using small jigs and minnows depending on the cloud cover and cooling night temperatures.
Bluegills are still mixed in with crappie in the brush piles and some are now being caught under boathouses and docks. Catfish are still holding in 20-25 feet of water off the breaks in the main river channel. Hey crew, don't let this report discourage you from going fishing. Get out there!
Good luck and tight lines! Report from Master Captain Steve (Scooby) Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Mudfish Rod Shop, Kayak Sales, Fishing Guide Service & Rod Repair.