Black Bass: Now that the lake water has cooled down a bit, the action has greatly improved. Medium diving crank baits, spinner baits and plastic worms are all good lure choices at this time. The best structures to fish are boat docks or any type of rock or concrete in water depths less than 10’. These kinds of structures hold bait that bass tend to feed on.
Crappie: Crappie also get more aggressive during this time of year and they will be holding near deep structures, bridge pilings, timber and brush in depths from 15’ – 22’. Minnows or crappie jigs can both be great baits when fished in this type of cover. If one spot doesn’t work out, keep moving until you locate a school.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: At this time of year these fish often school together over main lake humps and points and can be caught by trolling pet spoons or bouncing slab spoons near the bottom in 20’ – 30’ depths. It is a good idea to search for these fish with your electronics before working the area.
Catfish: Catfish action during this time of year can be great. Much of the action will be larger fish at this time. Just bait up an area along the river or creek channels with milo or range cubes and use chicken livers, shrimp or dip baits and get ready for some great action and good eating fish. They can be found in depths from 15’ – 25’ in most areas.