Black Bass: Bass action during this time of year can be great by fishing in the shallow water early along boat docks, rocks and along natural banks that have stumps and stickups. Once the early bite slows down I like to concentrate on deeper structures like pond dams, roadbeds and main lake points in 8’-15’ depths. Carolina worm rigs are a favorite in deeper areas.
Crappie: Fishing minnows and small jigs around bridge pilings, brush and stumps in 15’-20’ depths can catch good slabs of crappie. If an area doesn’t have any action, just keep moving until you locate a school of these fish.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: This is a great time of year to catch a good number of both of these fish. They tend to school together around main lake humps and points in 15’-30’ depths and can be caught by trolling small pet spoons behind deep diving Crank baits. It is a good idea to try several different areas because they often move around a bit looking for bait.
Catfish: The early morning hours are going to give you the best bite. Larger cats seem to be more active once the sun gets up by mid-morning. A good number of pesky small cats move in and makes it tough to catch keepers. I like to bait up several areas and move from one to another looking for larger catfish. Dip baits, night crawlers and chicken livers are all good bait choices.