UPCOMING OPEN DATES – October: 30(PM), 31;
November: 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30
Also, if you want a trip over Thanksgiving Week, please contact me NOW. Those dates always go fast!
Water Temp – 69 degrees
Water Level – 5.6 feet below full pool
Well we received a major weather change this week like I had hoped. It has been rainy, followed by chilly and windy as the week went along. The lake came up .2 feet since last week’s report due to the Monday rain and the surface temperatures have dropped about 4 degrees, with more descent ahead.
The waters just above Brown’s Bridge appear to be starting the turnover process and are displaying a darker, coffee look to them. Overall, I will say the lake is not fishing like we had hoped right now. It has been a little slow on the pond – there are still some good bites to be had, but you have to work for them. The lake has seen a ton of pressure lately with the BFL Regional last week, and now the Top 6 and a major college derby coming up this weekend. All of the previous has certainly contributed to the slower bite.
The fish are really spread out both in the mouths of the creeks and further back in as well. There continues to be a decent schooling bite most mornings just after daylight in the creek mouths and further back in these areas as well. Most of the activity appears to be around points and humps, but there is also plenty of over-the-channel schooling as well.
After the schooling subsides, we are still running some points and humps with brush, but they are not holding fish nearly as well as they had been. We have started to work some steeper rock as well as some docks in the creek pockets for some bites. A Sebile and a Spook continue to work pretty well on the schooling fish. If the fish are chasing smaller bait fish or you are having a hard time getting the fish to commit to your topwater and swimbait offerings, try a spy bait. Count it down and work it slowly. A chug bug has worked for topwater on some days as well. We are starting to get a jerkbait bite, and the fluke remains a good option as well. A Picasso ShakeDown Head with a finesse worm is starting to produce; and I’m happy to report a jig bite is starting as well. I do love a jig bite. Hopefully we will still get to enjoy some more consistent topwater and swimbait action as the fall progresses, there is still hope!
UPCOMING OPEN DATES – October: 30(PM), 31; November: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 Also, if you want a trip over Thanksgiving Week, please contact me NOW. Those dates always go fast! Give me a call and let’s get out and have some fun!
Thanks to all and May God Bless.
Jimbo On Lanier – Jimbo’s Spotted Bass Guide Service