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Fishing Report For Week Ending May 23, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

A Week of Spawning Bass Transition


This has been a week seemingly full of transition from the spawn to post spawn to whatever comes next.   The water temperatures around the lake have been slightly lower than last week due to the rains and cooler temps early in the week, the range of water temps have been from 66 – 75 depending on the area of the lake, with the mid lake area being pretty consistently in the upper 60's to low 70's.   While it seems that the spawn is done, there was another wave of spawners that came in this week, still full of eggs and not yet locked on the beds.    We caught a handfull of 3,4 and 5 pounders this week in and around spawning pockets around docks.   It seems that the best fish that have not spawned yet are in the areas of condo/big docks.   We also caught several post spawn bass this week, skinny females that have recovered from the spawn, are still close to the spawning areas but ready to eat again.   The fish should be transitioning from the spawning areas and migrating from these areas to resting place and feeding locations along creek channels and secondary/main lake points.   While there has yet to be a consistent bite on these points, some fisherman are reporting some consistent bites on these slowly tapering points with mostly smaller rocks and mixed chunk rock banks on the insides of these points, not right on the points themselves.   There has also been a consistent bite on the 45 degree banks leading away from the spawning areas.   Fish can be caught in any where from 2'-15' on these banks.    There is also a bluff ledge bite beginning to pick-up as well.    The best baits this week bites have been the Dirks Jig (purchase at Fitz Fishing), Crock-o-Gator Shaker Head with a trick worm or senco, wacky style sencos, carolina rigged lizard and creature baits on Fitz Keeper Head.   A consistent bite has not yet developed on top water, however top water baits should be checked out during low light conditions in the mornings, evenings and rainy overcast days, that bite should come on soon as the fish become more aggressive.   Also, fisherman should monitor the Dam Generation Hotline, on days that the dam is generating water with a consistent medium to high flow, the bite can be awesome on long shallow tapering points, main lake points, top of docks/corners and bluff ends.  

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