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 and the best structures to fish have been boat docks, rocks or concrete in the back of creeks where there are stumps and laydowns. Most of the bass action has been in less than seven to eight feet or so.
Crappie: Crappie are also more aggressive during this time of year and will be holding near deep structure, bridge pilings and brush in depths from 18’ – 30’. Minnows and crappie jigs both do well 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: These fish will also start showing up in schools and can be caught by trolling small pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits around main lake humps and points in water depths of 15’ – 30’. It is a good idea to search for these fish with your electronics before working the area.
Catfish: Catfish action at this time of year has been great. Most of these cats are much larger so you don’t have near as many undersized fish to deal with. Just bait up areas along creek or river channels with maze or range cubes and use chicken liver, shrimp or dip baits and get ready for some great action and good eating fish. Best thing about this time of year is that these fish bite during any time of the day.