Black Bass: Bass fishing during late summer can be a little challenging. The pattern can change from shallow to deep in a matter of an hour or so. At daybreak I like to fish shallow running crank baits near any rock structures and around boat dock pilings. Once the sun gets up, I will fish worm rigs around submerged pond dams and roadbeds and also on the edges of a flat where it drops off to deeper depths.
Crappie: Crappie action may be a little slow at this time due to warm water temps, but if patient, minnows and jigs fished near bridge pilings and brush piles should be holding a few good slabs of crappie. Best depth is usually about 12’ – 17’ or so.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: At this time of year I like to troll small pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits near main lake humps and points in 15’ – 25’ depths. I will move from one location to another looking for these fish. If they are along the bottom I will bounce ¾ oz. slab spoons for some action.
Catfish: Catfish action is always good, especially during the early morning hours. Under the 1097 Bridge and along creek and river channels are prime fishing locations. Dip baits, night crawlers and shrimp are all good baits to catch cats. By baiting up these areas with range cubes and milo, you will increase the action.