Black Bass: At this time of year you can find most of the bass in the backs of protected coves finishing up on their spawn. One the north end of the lake, try fishing types of cover such as stumps, boat docks or flooded willow trees in 2-4’ depths. Plastic worms or lizards and spinner baits are some of the best bait choices for this type of cover.
Crappie: There will be some crappie still in the shallows to be caught, but many will have moved out into deeper depths where they can be found in and around man made brush piles, stumps and along the 1097 Bridge in 12-20’ depths. Small 1/16 oz. crappie jigs or live minnows are your best bait choices.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: These fish will often bunch up on main lake points and humps in 12-25’ depths so I start out by trolling small pet spoons behind diving crank baits to locate and catch these fish. If they are along the bottom I will often bounce a ¾ oz. slab spoon along that area to catch these hard fighting fish.
Catfish: During the first couple of hours in the morning catfish can be caught along bulkheads and breakwater areas in 2-6’ depths where they feed on shad. I like to use minnows or shad under a cork and slowly move down the bank catching these fish. Once the sun gets up a bit I will back off to deeper areas along the river or creek channels and use dip baits on sponge hooks to catch these fish. Baiting up with milo or range cubes will increase your action.