Water temp is 46 on main lake mid 50′s up the river arms
Lake Level is 686
Spring fishing is here and it’s easy to tell by watching the local bass tournament weigh in’s. Gary Burton brought his guys down for a tournament last Sunday and it took at least a 7lb fish to get into the top 4 big bass. Most of the 38 boats had limits of fish, and if you didn’t have at least 16 lbs, you were not going to get paid.
The bass hit on jigs in 6 to 12 foot of water with some of the larger fish hitting on jerkbaits along steeper banks under schools of shad. Spinnerbaits also worked well up the river arms in shallower water. It’s just another week or two away from the spawn, if the weather would just stay warm.
The crappie are “hit and miss” due to tall the fronts. one day will bring in a limit and the next they are hard to find. If you happen to show up during the hard to find days, try backing off and fishing a little deeper water. Slow things down a little bit. again, only a few warm days and the crappie will cut loose on an awesome spring bite, so keep your hooks sharp
The walleye spawn is on and its tuff to beat a rogue on main lake points after the sun sets. The females have just moved in to spawn so the next few days are an excellent chance to catch a wall hanger!! Fish betwee the bank and about 10 foot of water.
if you have any questions, 417-637-BASS