Black Bass: Bass action during this tine of year can be by fishing in shallow water early along boat docks, rocks and along flooded grass on the north section of the lake. Once the early bite slows down, I like to concentrate on deeper structures like pond dams, roadbeds and main lake points in 8’ – 18’ depths. Top water baits can be good early, then Carolina worm rigs later during the day.
Crappie: Good Crappie action has been by fishing minnows and jigs along the pilings under the 1097 Bridge, and brush piles in 15’ – 20’ depths. Often you might have to move from one location to another for better action and concentrations of fish. I always use a high visible line when Crappie fishing. It helps the bite because Crappie comes from under the bait and they come up. So if you see slack in the line, it is probably a Crappie.
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass: They tend to school together around main lake points and humps in 15’ – 30’ depths and can be caught by trolling small pet spoons behind deep diving crank baits. They can also be caught on live shad or minnows.
Catfish: The first part of summer is great for catching good numbers of channel catfish and it is very simple. Bait up areas such as under the 1097 Bridge or along creek and river channels in 17’ – 25’ depths and use either chicken liver, shrimp or dip baits and get ready for some fast action. Early morning hours are usually best for larger Catfish.