Gary's Fishing Report - 7-18-20

Lake Level: 864.83 - 7” high

Outflow 350 cf


Crappie: Good.

They're in the brush piles on the main lake. The fish are 7' to 10' deep in the 15' to 20' piles. Minnows are best for the larger fish but a blue and chartreuse jig with crappie nibblers or smelly jelly will work. 


Bass: Fair.

Top water in the morning and evening. Buzz baits on ploppers and jigs, 10" worms on brush, logs and around brush piles in 10' to 12' of water. There are some fish in the shallower grass that you can catch on senko's or small creature baits. 


Catfish: Good.

Flatheads are good on goldfish or bluegill on trot or limb lines. Channels and blues are good on cut bait (shad) or shrimp. The stink baits are working really well on the channels.


White Bass: Good.

Watch for the whites surfacing and chasing shad. Rooster tails, road runners with a white twister tail or small spoons are deadly.


Walleye: Poor.

Only a few small ones are being caught. Most are coming from 12' or less of water.