Black Bass: Bass fishing during late summer will start to pick up a bit. Shad and other bait fish will start moving to the backs of coves and creeks which draws many bass in these areas. Rattletraps and shallow running crank baits work well in these areas, especially during early morning and late evening hours.
Crappie: Crappie action can be a little slow due to hot water temperatures although some can still be caught near the 1097 Bridge and around brush and stumps in 15’ to 20’ depths using minnows and jigs.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: These fish can be active during the early morning hours along shallow flats and points and can be caught on Rattletraps and slab spoons once they are located. Once the sun gets high I like trolling small pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits in 15’ to 20’ depths over submerged humps and points.
Catfish: Catfish action is good at this time of year especially during the first 2 or 3 hours of the morning. Dip baits, shrimp and chicken livers are all good baits to catch these fish in baited holes using range cubes and milo. Good fishing areas can be under the 1097 Bridge and along creek and river channels in 15’ to 25’ depths and also along the edges of drop-offs on points and humps in that depth range.