DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ARE HERE IN JUNE?
Hello friends and fellow anglers.
I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you about the extreme weather conditions we are experiencing this year.
In April and May we experienced winds daily above 20 to 30 mph. Now that we are in June, the winds have subsided and the temperature is averaging in the upper 90’s and low 100’s.
Rain is scarce and it doesn’t look like we’ll get any in the near future. The lake level is dropping daily with no end in sight at this time.
The good news is that there are still places to launch and the fish are biting.
Bass are starting to school with the heat and bait fish moving out to deeper water. Top water lures, spoons, Texas rigged worms, shad colored crank baits, and Carolina rigs will all work in the right location.
I like the yellow magic top water lure, bandit smoky Joe, Cordell flat spoons, 6 inch flip tail worms, and centipedes for summer bass.
Areas that the bass are schooling are along the flats next to 20+ ft. depths. You can find these areas all up and down the lake with a little scouting. The lures that I listed will all be productive at this time.
The action can be fast and furious for school bass and then lull. Switch lures often from top water to crank baits to spoons to worms and you should develop a pattern.
Crappie are biting exceptionally well over brush piles on live shiners and jigs in 15 to 20+ ft. depths. There are days that the bite is slow or early in the morning and late in the afternoon is best.
Night fishing for Bass and Crappie is starting to get good.
Bream are moving out to deeper water now that they have spawned with some exception.
I want to stress that the lake is dangerously low. I also would like to advise you on the extreme heat.
Be cautious while boating and stay hydrated with plenty fluids while fishing.
For guide service or lake information give me a call or e-mail.