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Conditions Bait Usage
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, bluffs.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, bluffs, brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, A-rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, docks with brush piles around them.
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, docks with brush piles around them, and bluffs.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, and back in coves where the wind is hitting the bank or docks.
Jigs Use heavy weighted jigs and fish main lake points, secondary points, and around deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Big spinner baits, heavy weighted Texas rigs, medium cranks around wind blown docks.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs.
Rattling jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, chatterbait, Carolina rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads,flukes, carolina rigs, texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouths of coves
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouths of coves, deep brush piles
Alternative Bait Topwaters, medium cranks, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, spinnerbaits
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwaters Secondary points, shallow docks, backs of coves.
Shallow cranks Backs of coves around shallow docks, sea walls, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, flukes, jigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Deep crank Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks and where wind is blowing into docks.
Alternative Bait Jigs, flukes, topwaters.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Spinnerbaits Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind-blown docks
Alternative Bait Chatter baits, topwaters, medium cranks
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Heavy jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shallow cranks, Spinnerbaits, heavy shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Jerk baits Fish main lake points, secondary points, and chunk rock banks.
Spinner baits Fish these baits from main lake to mid part of coves where the wind is hitting the bank.
Alternative Bait Finesse jigs, shaky heads, and medium diving cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks that have brush on them.
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, shaky heads, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks.
A-rigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, and bluffs.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, jigs, Spinnerbaits, rattle traps.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Medium cranks Secondary points, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks
Spinnerbaits Secondary points, chunk rock banks, backs of coves, wind-blown docks, wind-blown sea walls
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shallow cranks, Texas jigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks.
Jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Medium crank Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks, chunk rock banks where wind is blowing on them.
Topwaters Main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks and around wind blown docks.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, shallow cranks, flukes, jigs, Texas rigged soft plastics.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs
Rattling jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs, deep brush
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shallow cranks, Texas rigs, shaky heads, spinnerbaits
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks.
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, around medium depth docks, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shallow cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Deep crank Fish main lake points, secondary points and around docks that have brush.
Deep jig Main lake points, secondary points, and around 15 feet on docks between main points and secondary points.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, Medium running cranks, soft plastics, and shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Deep cramks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Rattling jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, deep brush, bluffs.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, Carolina rigs, shaky heads, shallow cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs.
Topwaters Main lake points, secondary points, and where wind is blowing on docks.
Alternative Bait Shallow cranks, rattle traps, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Topwaters Secondary points, chunk rock banks, wind-blown sea walls, wind-blown docks
Jigs Secondary points, chunk rock banks, channel banks, brush piles
Alternative Bait Spinner baits, chatter baits, medium cranks
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks, and in brush piles.
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluff ends.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, topwaters, Texas rigged soft plastics.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Secondary points, chunk rock banks, wind-blown docks
Jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Alternative Bait Spinner baits, chatter baits, shaky heads, Texas rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, shallow cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Jerk baits Main lake points, secondary points, creek channel banks, and chunk rock banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, creek channel banks, and chunk rock banks. Use in brush piles around docks.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Texas rigged soft plastics, flukes,topwaters.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks, back of coves
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, shaky heads, Texas rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, A-rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, bluffs, wind blown docks, back of coves.
Medium cranks Secondary points, wind blown medium depth docks, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait Jigs, Carolina rigs, topwaters, Texas rigs, shallow cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwaters Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, medium depth docks, channel banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks and medium depth brush piles.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Texas rigs, flukes.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouths of coves
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouths of coves, deep brush
Alternative Bait Top waters, spinner baits, medium cranks, Carolina rigs, shaky head
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks, backs of coves.
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, wind blown docks, backs of coves.
Alternative Bait Medium cranks, shallow cranks, jigs, Texas rigs, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, and back in coves where the wind is hitting the bank or docks.
Jigs Use heavy weighted jigs and fish main lake points, secondary points, and around deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Big spinner baits, heavy weighted Texas rigs, medium cranks around wind blown docks.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs.
Rattling jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, chatterbait, Carolina rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads,flukes, carolina rigs, texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, bluffs.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, bluffs, brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, A-rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, docks with brush piles around them.
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, docks with brush piles around them, and bluffs.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles, backs of coves
Medium cranks Secondary points, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks
Alternative Bait Spinner baits, shallow cranks, Texas rigs, Shaky heads
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles'
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, and back in coves where the wind is hitting the bank or docks.
Spinner baits Main lake points, secondary points, and back in coves where the wind is hitting the bank or docks.
Alternative Bait Shallow cranks, heavy shaky heads, Carolina rig, rattle traps.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, sea walls, wind blown docks.
Medium cranks Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks.
Alternative Bait Shallow cranks, topwaters, ratlling texas rigs, chatterbait.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, brush piles, chunk rock banks.
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, brush piles, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks.
Alternative Bait Shallow cranks, topwaters, Texas rigged soft plastics, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, brush piles, chunk rock banks.
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, brush piles, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks.
Alternative Bait Shallow cranks,topwaters, texas rigged soft plastics, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, deep brush, bluffs.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, medium cranks, Carolina rigs, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, chunk rock banks.
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, deep brush.
Alternative Bait Deep cranks, topwaters, medium cranks, rattle traps.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles, wind-blown docks
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, spinner baits, chatter baits
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, jigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Jerk baits Fish main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks, and on bluffs.
Spinner baits Fish from the main lake back to half way in coves where the wind is hitting the bank or docks.
Alternative Bait A-rigs, heavy shaky heads, rattle traps. Same places as spinner baits mentioned earlier.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles.
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, sea walls.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, shaky heads, topwaters
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Jerkbaits Mainlake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks.
Jigs Mainlake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks, brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, flukes.
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Deep Diving Crankbait Main lake and secondary points 10-15ft depth range
Top Water Buzz Baits main lake and secondary points
Alternative Bait 10in worm and Creature type bait (brush hog) main lake and secondary points
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, bluffs.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, bluffs, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait A-rigs. Topwaters. Spinnerbaits, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, wind blown bluffs, half way back in coves.
Spinnerbaits Main lake points ,secondary points, wind blown docks and in the back of coves.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shallow cranks, rattle traps.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouths of coves
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouths of coves, deep brush piles
Alternative Bait Top waters, spinner baits, medium cranks, shallow cranks
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Topwaters Secondary points, shallow docks, chunk rock banks, backs of coves.
Shallow cranks Backs of coves, channel banks, chunk rock banks, shallow docks.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, flukes, Texas rigs, medium cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, and on bluffs where the wind is hitting the bank.
Jigs Fish heavy jigs on main lake points, main bluffs, and around deep brush.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, medium running cranks, flukes, jigs. Main lake points, secondary points, and on docks 15 feet or less.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Rattling jigs Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves, deep brush, bluffs.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, medium cranks, shallow cranks, Carolina rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, deep brush, bluffs.
Alternative Bait Spinner baits, medium cranks, heavy shaky heads, Topwaters.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, topwaters,shaky heads,chatterbaits
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, topwaters, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, wind blown bluffs.
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, wind blown bluffs. Wind blown docks.
Alternative Bait A-rigs, Heavy jigs, heavy shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Medium cranks Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks
Topwaters Secondary points, chunk rock banks, backs of coves, wind-blown docks
Alternative Bait Spinner baits, Texas rigs, rattling jigs
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluff ends where there are brush piles.
Deep cranks Main lake points ,secondary points ,bluffs, mouth of coves.
Alternative Bait Carolina rigs, topwaters, rattle traps, flukes.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Deep cranks Main points, secondary points, mouth of coves, bluffs
Jigs Main points, secondary points, bluffs, deep brush piles
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, shallow cranks, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, deep brush, mouth of coves.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, topwaters. rattle traps.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Jerk baits Fish these baits on secondary points, and where you see shad schooling.
Jig Fish these baits on main points, secondary points, up creeks, and chunk rock channel banks.
Alternative Bait Soft plastics Texas rigged, Texas rigged flukes, rattle traps and medium diving small size crank baits. Fish these baits in same places where you would fish mentioned earlier.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles.
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, sea walls.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, rattling Texas rigs, medium cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks,
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, and bluffs'
Alternative Bait A-rigs, topwaters, flukes, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Medium cranks Secondary points, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks, bluffs
Spinnerbaits Secondary points, chunk rock banks, wind-blown docks, wind-blown sea walls
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shallow cranks, Texas rigs, shaky heads
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait A-rigs, topwaters, spinnerbaits.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Top water Main lake points, secondary points, backs of coves.
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks, halfway back in coves.
Alternative Bait Jigs, Texas rigged soft plastics, shallow cranks, flukes, shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Spinnerbaits Main points, secondary points, backs of coves, wind blown docks
Medium cranks Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks, chunk rock banks
Alternative Bait Topwaters, spinnerbaits,chatterbaits, shallow cranks, Texas rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, medium depth docks.
Topwaters Main lake points, secondary points, wind blown docks, sea walls.
Alternative Bait Shallow cranks, shaky heads, jigs, flukes, Texas rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, mouth of coves.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, deep brush piles, bluffs.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, topwaters, medium cranks, heavy shaky heads.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Deep jigs Main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks, and in brush piles.
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, bluff ends.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, topwaters, Texas rigged soft plastics.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Secondary points, chunk rock banks, wind-blown docks
Jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Alternative Bait Spinner baits, chatter baits, shaky heads, Texas rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 65-70
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Deep cranks Main lake points, secondary points, mouth of coves.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, deep brush piles.
Alternative Bait Topwaters, shaky heads, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, shallow cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Jerk baits Main lake points, secondary points, creek channel banks, and chunk rock banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, creek channel banks, and chunk rock banks. Use in brush piles around docks.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Texas rigged soft plastics, flukes,topwaters.
Season: Fall
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Rattling jigs Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, brush piles
Topwaters Secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, wind blown docks, back of coves
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, shaky heads, Texas rigs
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 50-60
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbaits Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, bluffs, channel banks, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, A-rigs.
Season: Fall
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, chunk rock banks, bluffs, wind blown docks, back of coves.
Medium cranks Secondary points, wind blown medium depth docks, chunk rock banks.
Alternative Bait Jigs, Carolina rigs, topwaters, Texas rigs, shallow cranks.
Season: Fall
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Fall 60-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwaters Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, medium depth docks, channel banks.
Jigs Main lake points, secondary points, chunk rock banks and medium depth brush piles.
Alternative Bait Shaky heads, Texas rigs, flukes.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Top waters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Use a buzzbait or a walking style bait. Dark colors are needed here. Fish around docks and right against banks.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/bluffs. Use wide wobbling baits with rattles in them. Fish with a moderate speed. Dark colors or white here. Contact bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Heavy jigs, worms, creature baits, spinner baits/chatter bait. Fish dark colors with rattles in baits. Stay in contact with bottom. Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits fish against banks and around docks. A medium speed works well her. Select a 3/4oz jig with rattles for best results. Tip jig with a larger creature type bait to add maximum bulk and profile. Black and blue in the muddy water is a good choice. Target main lake points and slowly drag the jig across the point and down the sides to locate the fish.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwater Secondary points/main points/main point docks. Fish this bait as close to cover as possible.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Fish from 6 feet down to about 18 feet. Use a stop and go retrieve.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Jigs, worms, shaky heads. Fish these baits slow and steady. Select a 5/16oz Crock-O-Gator shaky head with a magnum Zoom Trick Worm attached. Target secondary and main lake points making casts across the point as well as paralleling the sides. Vary your speed of retrieval until you begin to get bits. Green Pumpkin Candy is always good, and yes, add a splash of chartreuse to the tail!
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/backs of cove/bluffs. Fish these baits with a steady retrieve. A stop and go action works well. On bluffs parallel it and fish slow all the way back to the boat. You can also use a yo-yo retrieve.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/shallow docks/backs of coves. Use a shallow down to a medium diving bait. Use a moderate to fast retrieve. Rattle traps works good in the backs of coves.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Heavy jig, heavy worm, Carolina rig. Stay in contact with the bottom. Slowly drag bait. change up to a 3/4-1oz Crock-O-Gator jig tipped with a creature bait. Black and blue is a great color in the stained water. Vary your retrieve until you begin to see success. Main lake points are a great place to start.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Heavy Jig Steep main points/ledges. Fish very slowly and stay in contact with the bottom. Fish around brush piles when possible.
Deep Diving Crankbait Steep main points/ledges. Fish very slowly and stay in contact with the bottom.
Alternative Bait Steep main points/ledges. Big plastic worms, spoons, big shaky head. Fish shaky head, and big worms hoped off bottom or dragged off ledge. Spoons fish with a yo-yo action. ry a Berkley 10in Power Worm around same main lake points you are targeting with crankbaits and jigs. Many times the profile of the bait is the difference in success and failure. Don't be afraid to experiment with color and I usually will add a small rattle into the body of the worm. A 3/8oz tungsten weight and a sharp offset hook will complete the package.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Secondary points, wind blown docks, back of coves, chunk rock banks.
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, bluffs, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, flukes, Texas rigs, jigs, shallow cranks. a 3/8oz Crock-O-Gator shaky head is good choice. Try a Zoom Mag Trick worm in green pumpkin. Also tip the tail with chartreuse to enhance your chances. Slowly drag the bait over secondary points and associated contours for best results.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main lake points/bluffs/backs of coves. Fish heavy weighted spinner baits with willow leaf blades.
Crankbaits Main lake points/bluffs. Fish the wind blown points and bluffs.
Alternative Bait Main lake points/bluffs. Spoons, rattle trap. Burn these baits and give it a stop and go retrieve. Carolina Rig with large creature bait along pea gravel banks and secondary-main lake points. Slowly drag the rig across various contours.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Top waters Main points/bluffs/main lake sea walls. Use a walking style bait or a popping bait. Fish dark baits. Fish right against bank and sea walls. You can fish this all day long.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs/humps. Use a deep diving dark colored crank. Use rattles and fish slow. Bounce off bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Main points/deep brush/humps. Use heavy jigs, worms, creature baits. Use big and bulky baits to move more water. Rattles is necessary. Add scent to baits. Work baits slow and steady. Secondary points/main points/deep brush. Heavy jigs,worms, creature baits, Carolina rigs. Use dark colored baits with rattles in them. Add scent to your baits. When in brush rip free and that is when the bite usually takes place.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main points/bluffs. Use a heavy bait with willow leaf blades. Fish it with a moderate to fast retrieve.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Medium diving bait and a deep diving bait works best here. Use a moderate to fast retrieve and make as long a cast as possible. A stop and go retrieve works here as well.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs. Spoons, swim baits, rattle traps. Fish these bait with a yo-yo presentation. Throw right against bluffs and fish from 35 feet all the way to about 6 feet. As a backup I always have an A-Rig tied on with the large Zoom Swimming Flukes attached. A slow to moderate retrieve across secondary and main lake points can trigger a vicious strike at this time of the year. Always try to fish the section of bank and or point that is receiving the direct impact of the wind.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spoons Main ledges/bluffs. Use a yo-yo retrieve along bluffs and a vertical presentation over ledges.
Crankbaits Main points/wind blown bluff ends/wind blown main lake docks. Use a medium to a deep diving bait.
Alternative Bait Main lake points/deep brush/ledges/bluffs. Heavy jig, big worm, creature bait. Fish these baits on bottom. Slowly drag bait along. On bluffs just let it free fall until it hits the 30 foot mark. Then reel it up and do it again. Carolina Rig with a large creature bait is great choice. Look at both secondary and main lake points as potential target areas. Post-spawners are on the move to these locations so be persistent in your search.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Senko Shallow docks 10 feet or less. Fish these baits around the docks and the bank. Do not work bait to quickly.
Heavy Jig Secondary and primary points in brush. Fish these baits around from the 15 foot mark down to the 30 foot mark. The warmer the water the deeper you fish.
Alternative Bait Secondary and primary points with brush. Plastic worms, shaky heads, tubes, and creature style baits. Fish these baits on bottom with a slow dragging retrieve. As fish enter a post-spawn environment begin your search on deeper secondary and main lake points. Check maps for channel swing areas and focus on those areas where a channel comes closest to the bank. Try a Crock-O-Gator 3/4oz jig tipped with a craw type bait and a slow to moderate retrieve. each day will be different so experiment and let the fish direct you to the best retrieve.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/back of coves. Fish bait with a slow and steady retrieve pausing once in a while. Use willow leaf blades.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/mid way back in coves/backs of coves. Use a medium to deep diving bait. Retrieve with a moderate to fast retrieval. Stop and go action works good.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/bluff ends. Heavy jigs, heavy shaky heads, heavy worms. Use a heavy enough weight to stay in contact with bottom. Fish with a slow and steady retrieve. Try an A-Rig with 5in Zoom Swimming Flukes, casting across the same main lake points. Vary your retrieve until you begin to have success.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Secondary points/backs of coves. You want to fish this bait with a fast retrieve.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points. You will want to fish these baits fairly quickly.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points. Heavy jigs, heavy shaky heads. Use a heavy enough weight to keep bait on bottom. Carolina Rig with large creature bait along pea gravel banks and secondary-main lake points. Slowly drag the rig across various contours.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Top waters Secondary points/main points/sea walls/bluffs. Use a walking style bait or a popping bait. Fish baits as close to bank as possible. You can fish these baits all day long.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/around medium depth docks/sea walls. Fish a wide wobbling bait that has rattles in it. Dark colors with chart. Works good. Try to hit bottom often.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/deep brush. Heavy jigs, worms, creature baits, Carolina rigs. Use dark colored baits with rattles in them. Add scent to your baits. When in brush rip free and that is when the bite usually takes place.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Secondary points/main points/backs of coves/around docks. Fish this bait where the wind is blowing on these places.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/backs of coves. Fish a fast retrieve with these baits. Rattle traps work good here.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/bluffs. Carolina rigs, heavy jigs. Fish as slow as possible and drag bait with rod tip pointed at water. Try an A-Rig with 5in Zoom Swimming Flukes, casting across the same main lake points. Vary your retrieve until you begin to have success.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Use a buzzbait, or a walking style bait. Work baits as slow as possible. Fish around wind blown docks.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/backs of coves. Use a shallow to medium running bait here. Use a bait that has a wider wobble to it.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/chunk rock banks/15 foot docks. Jigs, shaky heads, worms, spinner bait. Keep in contact with the bottom. Slowly drag the bait. Spinner bait keep just off bottom. Target main lake points with a 3/4oz Crock-O-Gator jig tipped with a creature bait. Try a slow retrieve first and change up to a ripping motions presentation if the slower retrieve does not work. Also check current generation reports for best results.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinner Bait Main points/wind blown main lake docks/bluffs. Fish a dark color or a white/chart. Bait. Use a trailer that vibrates a lot. A stop and go retrieve works good here.
Crankbaits Main lake points/main lake wind blown docks/bluff ends. Use a wide wobbling bait that has rattles in it. Dark colors are best.Retrieve with a moderate to fast retrieve. Contact bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/sea walls with wind on them. Heavy jigs,worms,creature baits. Baits must be dark and have rattles in them. Stay in contact with bottom when possible. Add scent to your baits. Try a Carolina Rig with a large creature bait on secondary points. Slowly drag bait across and parallel to the point. Sometime a rattle added into the creature bait will add to your catch. Green Pumpkin is always a good choice. Try adding a dash of chartreuse
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Heavy jigs Main points/ledges. Fish slow and steady on bottom. Hoping it swiftly off the bottom from time to time.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Use a medium to a deep diving crank bait that has a wide wobble and can be fish with a medium to fast retrieve.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/ledges. Spoons, worms. Fish spoons with a yo-yo retrieve. Fish worms with a hop, pause, hop action. As an alternative I have had great success on a flutter type spook. Strike King and War Eagle both make great product. Focus on main lake channel swing points casting towards deep water. Rip the spoon off of the bottom keeping a tight line as it falls. Be prepared for the bite to come as the spoon flutters slowly back to the bottom.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spoons Main points/bluffs/ledges. Use a vertical presentation here. Let the spoon flutter down to about 30 feet. Lift bait a couple of feet and let flutter back down. Work it all the way back to the boat.
Crankbaits Main points/bluff end/wind blown main lake docks. Use a medium to a deep diving bait here moderate to fast retrieval works best. Hit bottom where possible.
Alternative Bait Main points/half way back in coves over brush. Heavy jigs/worms, creature baits. Fish with heavy enough weight to stay in contact with bottom. Slowly drag bait.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Topwater Secondary points/main points. Find any shade on banks or around docks.
Crankbait Secondary points/chunk rock banks/main points. Fish these baits with a moderate retrieve.
Alternative Bait Carolina rig and jig. Spawning grounds/secondary/main lake points. Be prepared to throw a Shaky Head in same areas. A Crock-O-Gator 5/16oz head is perfect with a Zoom Magnum Trick worm as the bait of choice. Vary your retrieve until you are able to determine the speed the fish will accept.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Topwaters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Fish a walking style bait, popping bait, or buzzbait. Fish these baits close to cover and in shade where possible.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/brush piles. Fish a medium to a deep diving crank with a medium to fast retrieve.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/brush piles. Heavy jigs,heavy worms, heavy shaky heads. Fish with just enough weight to feel bottom, Fish very slow. 3/4oz Crock-O-Gator jig, focusing on main lake points and ledges. Vary retrieve from slowly dragging to ripping jig, watching line for bites on fall. Green pumpkin is always a great color to try.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Top waters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Use a buzzbait or a walking style bait. Dark colors are needed here. Fish around docks and right against banks.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/bluffs. Use wide wobbling baits with rattles in them. Fish with a moderate speed. Dark colors or white here. Contact bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Heavy jigs, worms, creature baits, spinner baits/chatter bait. Fish dark colors with rattles in baits. Stay in contact with bottom. Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits fish against banks and around docks. A medium speed works well her. Select a 3/4oz jig with rattles for best results. Tip jig with a larger creature type bait to add maximum bulk and profile. Black and blue in the muddy water is a good choice. Target main lake points and slowly drag the jig across the point and down the sides to locate the fish.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwater Secondary points/main points/main point docks. Fish this bait as close to cover as possible.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Fish from 6 feet down to about 18 feet. Use a stop and go retrieve.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Jigs, worms, shaky heads. Fish these baits slow and steady. Select a 5/16oz Crock-O-Gator shaky head with a magnum Zoom Trick Worm attached. Target secondary and main lake points making casts across the point as well as paralleling the sides. Vary your speed of retrieval until you begin to get bits. Green Pumpkin Candy is always good, and yes, add a splash of chartreuse to the tail!
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/backs of cove/bluffs. Fish these baits with a steady retrieve. A stop and go action works well. On bluffs parallel it and fish slow all the way back to the boat. You can also use a yo-yo retrieve.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/shallow docks/backs of coves. Use a shallow down to a medium diving bait. Use a moderate to fast retrieve. Rattle traps works good in the backs of coves.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Heavy jig, heavy worm, Carolina rig. Stay in contact with the bottom. Slowly drag bait. change up to a 3/4-1oz Crock-O-Gator jig tipped with a creature bait. Black and blue is a great color in the stained water. Vary your retrieve until you begin to see success. Main lake points are a great place to start.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Heavy Jig Steep main points/ledges. Fish very slowly and stay in contact with the bottom. Fish around brush piles when possible.
Deep Diving Crankbait Steep main points/ledges. Fish very slowly and stay in contact with the bottom.
Alternative Bait Steep main points/ledges. Big plastic worms, spoons, big shaky head. Fish shaky head, and big worms hoped off bottom or dragged off ledge. Spoons fish with a yo-yo action. ry a Berkley 10in Power Worm around same main lake points you are targeting with crankbaits and jigs. Many times the profile of the bait is the difference in success and failure. Don't be afraid to experiment with color and I usually will add a small rattle into the body of the worm. A 3/8oz tungsten weight and a sharp offset hook will complete the package.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Secondary points, wind blown docks, back of coves, chunk rock banks.
Medium cranks Main lake points, secondary points, channel banks, bluffs, chunk rock banks, medium depth docks.
Alternative Bait Spinnerbaits, flukes, Texas rigs, jigs, shallow cranks. a 3/8oz Crock-O-Gator shaky head is good choice. Try a Zoom Mag Trick worm in green pumpkin. Also tip the tail with chartreuse to enhance your chances. Slowly drag the bait over secondary points and associated contours for best results.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main lake points/bluffs/backs of coves. Fish heavy weighted spinner baits with willow leaf blades.
Crankbaits Main lake points/bluffs. Fish the wind blown points and bluffs.
Alternative Bait Main lake points/bluffs. Spoons, rattle trap. Burn these baits and give it a stop and go retrieve. Carolina Rig with large creature bait along pea gravel banks and secondary-main lake points. Slowly drag the rig across various contours.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Top waters Main points/bluffs/main lake sea walls. Use a walking style bait or a popping bait. Fish dark baits. Fish right against bank and sea walls. You can fish this all day long.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs/humps. Use a deep diving dark colored crank. Use rattles and fish slow. Bounce off bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Main points/deep brush/humps. Use heavy jigs, worms, creature baits. Use big and bulky baits to move more water. Rattles is necessary. Add scent to baits. Work baits slow and steady. Secondary points/main points/deep brush. Heavy jigs,worms, creature baits, Carolina rigs. Use dark colored baits with rattles in them. Add scent to your baits. When in brush rip free and that is when the bite usually takes place.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main points/bluffs. Use a heavy bait with willow leaf blades. Fish it with a moderate to fast retrieve.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Medium diving bait and a deep diving bait works best here. Use a moderate to fast retrieve and make as long a cast as possible. A stop and go retrieve works here as well.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs. Spoons, swim baits, rattle traps. Fish these bait with a yo-yo presentation. Throw right against bluffs and fish from 35 feet all the way to about 6 feet. As a backup I always have an A-Rig tied on with the large Zoom Swimming Flukes attached. A slow to moderate retrieve across secondary and main lake points can trigger a vicious strike at this time of the year. Always try to fish the section of bank and or point that is receiving the direct impact of the wind.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spoons Main ledges/bluffs. Use a yo-yo retrieve along bluffs and a vertical presentation over ledges.
Crankbaits Main points/wind blown bluff ends/wind blown main lake docks. Use a medium to a deep diving bait.
Alternative Bait Main lake points/deep brush/ledges/bluffs. Heavy jig, big worm, creature bait. Fish these baits on bottom. Slowly drag bait along. On bluffs just let it free fall until it hits the 30 foot mark. Then reel it up and do it again. Carolina Rig with a large creature bait is great choice. Look at both secondary and main lake points as potential target areas. Post-spawners are on the move to these locations so be persistent in your search.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Senko Shallow docks 10 feet or less. Fish these baits around the docks and the bank. Do not work bait to quickly.
Heavy Jig Secondary and primary points in brush. Fish these baits around from the 15 foot mark down to the 30 foot mark. The warmer the water the deeper you fish.
Alternative Bait Secondary and primary points with brush. Plastic worms, shaky heads, tubes, and creature style baits. Fish these baits on bottom with a slow dragging retrieve. As fish enter a post-spawn environment begin your search on deeper secondary and main lake points. Check maps for channel swing areas and focus on those areas where a channel comes closest to the bank. Try a Crock-O-Gator 3/4oz jig tipped with a craw type bait and a slow to moderate retrieve. each day will be different so experiment and let the fish direct you to the best retrieve.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/back of coves. Fish bait with a slow and steady retrieve pausing once in a while. Use willow leaf blades.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/mid way back in coves/backs of coves. Use a medium to deep diving bait. Retrieve with a moderate to fast retrieval. Stop and go action works good.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/bluff ends. Heavy jigs, heavy shaky heads, heavy worms. Use a heavy enough weight to stay in contact with bottom. Fish with a slow and steady retrieve. Try an A-Rig with 5in Zoom Swimming Flukes, casting across the same main lake points. Vary your retrieve until you begin to have success.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Secondary points/backs of coves. You want to fish this bait with a fast retrieve.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points. You will want to fish these baits fairly quickly.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points. Heavy jigs, heavy shaky heads. Use a heavy enough weight to keep bait on bottom. Carolina Rig with large creature bait along pea gravel banks and secondary-main lake points. Slowly drag the rig across various contours.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Top waters Secondary points/main points/sea walls/bluffs. Use a walking style bait or a popping bait. Fish baits as close to bank as possible. You can fish these baits all day long.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/around medium depth docks/sea walls. Fish a wide wobbling bait that has rattles in it. Dark colors with chart. Works good. Try to hit bottom often.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/deep brush. Heavy jigs, worms, creature baits, Carolina rigs. Use dark colored baits with rattles in them. Add scent to your baits. When in brush rip free and that is when the bite usually takes place.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Secondary points/main points/backs of coves/around docks. Fish this bait where the wind is blowing on these places.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/backs of coves. Fish a fast retrieve with these baits. Rattle traps work good here.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/bluffs. Carolina rigs, heavy jigs. Fish as slow as possible and drag bait with rod tip pointed at water. Try an A-Rig with 5in Zoom Swimming Flukes, casting across the same main lake points. Vary your retrieve until you begin to have success.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Topwaters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Use a buzzbait, or a walking style bait. Work baits as slow as possible. Fish around wind blown docks.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/backs of coves. Use a shallow to medium running bait here. Use a bait that has a wider wobble to it.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/chunk rock banks/15 foot docks. Jigs, shaky heads, worms, spinner bait. Keep in contact with the bottom. Slowly drag the bait. Spinner bait keep just off bottom. Target main lake points with a 3/4oz Crock-O-Gator jig tipped with a creature bait. Try a slow retrieve first and change up to a ripping motions presentation if the slower retrieve does not work. Also check current generation reports for best results.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Rattling jigs Main points/bluffs. Use a heavy enough jig to stay in contact with bottom on main points.
Rattling crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Fish this bait fast and with a stop and go retrieve.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs. Big worms, tubes. Use rattles in these baits. Try a Carolina Rig with a large creature bait on secondary points. Slowly drag bait across and parallel to the point. Sometimes a rattle added into the creature bait will add to your catch. Green Pumpkin is always a good choice. Try adding a dash of chartreuse for increased results.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Main points/wind blown main lake docks/bluffs. Use a heavy bait with willow leaf blades and fish with a slow steady retrieve.
Crankbaits Main points/wind blown bluff ends/wind blown main lake docks. Use a medium to a deep diving bait. Use a fast slow retrieve. A stop and go works well here.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/bluff ends/ledges. Heavy jigs, heavy worms, spoons. Use a heavy enough weight to stay in contact with the bottom. Spoons let flutter down and also use a yo-yo presentation. try an A-Rig with 5in Zoom Swimming Flukes, casting across the same main lake points. Vary your retrieve until you begin to have success. I like to use the 1/8oz Croc-O-Gator lite wire hook with 65lb braid. The lite wire and the 65lb braid will allow you to pull free from most hang-up you encounter.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Top waters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Use a walking style bait or a popping bait. Fish around docks and next to rocks that have shad on them.
Crankbaits Secondary points/half way back in coves/main points. Use a crankbait with rattles in them. Bang off bottom where possible. Use a wide wobbling bait. Dark colors works good or white.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/halfway back in coves/against sea walls. Heavy jig, worms, tubes, creature bait. Use rattles in your baits and add scent to them. Fish with a steady action. A 1/2oz War Eagle spinnerbait is good choice in the muddy water. Focus on secondary points and seawalls in creek coves. Vary your retrieve until you have success.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spoons Main points/bluffs. Use a very heavy spoon and yo-yo it back to you.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Stay in contact with the bottom when on points.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs. Heavy spinner bait, deep diving crank bait. Make a long cast and try to fish parallel to the bluff and point. Yo-yo spoons back to you. Try an A-Rig with 5in Zoom Swimming Flukes, casting across the same main lake points. Vary your retrieve until you begin to have success. I like to use the 1/8oz Croc-O-Gator lite wire hook with 65lb braid. The lite wire and the 65lb braid will allow you to most of the time pull free when you become hung on the bottom.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Swim baits Main points/bluffs/wind blown bluff ends/wind blown main lake docks. Use a big bait with a slow retrieve. Try and hit bottom on points. On bluffs slow steady retrieve.
Crankbaits Main points/bluff ends/deep brush. Use a deep diving bait and where possible run it into the brush and on the bottom.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/backs of coves. Flukes, heavy jigs, worms, shaky heads, spoons. Use spoons with a yo-yo retrieve or a vertical fluttering presentation. All other baits stay in contact with bottom.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Top waters Secondary points/shallow docks/near spawning grounds/main points. Use a dark colored bait and one that will make a loud noise when worked. Use a buzz bait, or popping bait.
Rattling crankbaits Secondary points/shallow docks/main points. These fish should be shallow so use a wide wobbling crank. Use one with rattles in it as well.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points. Rattling jigs, rattles in soft plastic baits, and Carolina rigs. Fish these baits slow but steady on bottom. Try a Carolina Rig with a large creature bait on secondary points. Slowly drag bait across and parallel to the point. Sometimes a rattle added into the creature bait will add to your catch. Green Pumpkin is always a good choice. Try adding a dash of chanteuse to the tail of your bait for added appeal.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbaits Main points/bluff ends/bluffs/main lake wind blown docks. Fish with a slow steady retrieve. Use willow leaf blades. Around docks fish bait just deep enough to be out of sight.
Crankbaits Main points/bluff ends/main lake wind blown docks. Fish a medium to deep diving cranks. Fish with a steady to a fast retrieve. A stop and go action works well.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/bluff ends/back of coves. Heavy jigs, spoons, heavy shaky heads, rattle traps. Fish spoons against bluffs. Use jigs and shaky heads on main points and bluff ends. Fish slowly. Use rattle traps on bluffs/bluff ends/back of coves. Fish with a fast retrieve.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Main points/bluffs. Use a heavy spinner bait and with willow leaf blades to help keep it down deeper in the water column.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Fish a deep diving crank and burn it. Use dark colors or white. A wide wobbling bait is better to use here.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs. Use a big puffy skirted jig so it flares out. Dark colors should be used. Select a 1/2 rattle jig in black and blue color pattern. Tip with a corresponding Paca Chunk. Target main lake points and slowly drag jig across the point. If there is big rocks or brush on the point focus your attention around these targets first.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbaits Secondary/main points/backs of coves. You can also burn a rattle trap. Fish will either be object oriented or chasing schools of bait fish.
Crankbaits Secondary points/spawning grounds. Always fish this bait with a slow retrieve.
Alternative Bait Carolina rigs/Heavy jigs/Use on secondary points and main points. Slowly pull rod with tip pointed at water all around the points. Try dragging a Carolina Rig across the point rigged with a Zoom Brush Hog or Berkley 10in Power Worm. Green Pumpkin is always a great color to start with. Slow to moderate retrieve until you begin to have success.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/bluff ends/wind blown main lake docks. Fish this bait with a steady retrieve. Use willow leaf blades. A stop and go retrieve works good.
Crankbaits Secondary points/bluffs/main points/main lake wind blown docks. Use a medium to a deep diving bait. Retrieve with a moderate speed. Try to hit bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/main point sea walls/deep brush. Heavy jigs, heavy worms, shaky heads, and top waters. Use top waters against the sea walls. Bottom bounce everything else. Fish with a slow retrieve. Also Focus on main lake points and exposed sea walls. Try Texas rigged creature bait or 10in worm. Experiment with retrieve and depths until a pattern develops.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/wind blown flats. Use a Colorado bladed bait. White/chart or dark colors works here. Use a trailer that has a lot of action. On flats burn the bait.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/shallow docks. Use a wide wobbling bait with rattles in it. A dark color or a white works well here. Try to contact bottom where possible. A stop and go retrieve works good also.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/shallow docks/sea walls. Heavy jigs, worms, creature baits, chatter baits. Stay in contact with bottom and use rattles in your baits. Dark colors dipped in chart. Works good. Add scent to baits. Try a 10in Power Worm with 3/8oz tungsten weight on secondary points and seawalls. Vary your retrieve, targeting any visual structure. Adding a rattle to the worm will up your chances for success.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbaits Secondary points/main points/main point docks. Fish this bait as close to cover as possible.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/bluff ends. Fish medium to deep diving cranks. Try to hit bottom where possible. Use a medium to fast retrieve.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/Main point sea walls. Worms, jigs, Shaky heads, top waters. Fish on the bottom with a slow steady retrieve. Use a heavy enough sinker to stay in contact with the bottom. The top waters fish as close to the bank as possible. Try a 5/16oz Crock-o-Gator shaky head on main lake points and seawalls. Use a Zoom Magnum Trick Worm in green pumpkin candy color. Vary your retrieve until you begin to get bites. Throw this on 20lb fluorocarbon line
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Baits Secondary points/main points/Back of coves. The bait fish will be pushed in these areas from the wind back in coves and on points.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points. Use baits with wide wobbling action. Use dark colors and retrieve at a slow pace.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/chunk rock banks/main points. Rattling jigs, rattling soft plastics. Use heavy weights and scent up the bait. Use a chart/dye on tail of soft plastics. A Carolina Rig with a large creature bait is a great choice. Vary your retrieve on secondary points until you have success. Try adding a rattle to body of the bait to help your chances.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Heavy Jig Main points/bluffs. Fish heavy jigs and stay in contact of the bottom on points.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Try to stay in contact with bottom on points.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs. Heavy spinner bait, deep diving crank bait. Make a long cast and try to fish parallel to the bluff and point. Yo-yo spoons back to you.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Topwaters Main points/bluffs/main lake docks. Fish a walking style bait, or a popping bait. Fish bait with a slow but steady retrieve.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Use a medium to a deep diving crank. Fish with a medium to fast retrieve. A stop and go presentation works good.
Alternative Bait Main points/ledges/bluffs/deep brush piles. Flukes, heavy jigs, heavy worms/shaky heads. Fish baits slow. Stay in contact with the bottom.
Season: Summer
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinner Bait Main points/wind blown main lake docks/bluffs. Fish a dark color or a white/chart. Bait. Use a trailer that vibrates a lot. A stop and go retrieve works good here.
Crankbaits Main lake points/main lake wind blown docks/bluff ends. Use a wide wobbling bait that has rattles in it. Dark colors are best.Retrieve with a moderate to fast retrieve. Contact bottom when possible.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/sea walls with wind on them. Heavy jigs,worms,creature baits. Baits must be dark and have rattles in them. Stay in contact with bottom when possible. Add scent to your baits. Try a Carolina Rig with a large creature bait on secondary points. Slowly drag bait across and parallel to the point. Sometime a rattle added into the creature bait will add to your catch. Green Pumpkin is always a good choice. Try adding a dash of chartreuse
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Heavy jigs Main points/ledges. Fish slow and steady on bottom. Hoping it swiftly off the bottom from time to time.
Crankbaits Main points/bluffs. Use a medium to a deep diving crank bait that has a wide wobble and can be fish with a medium to fast retrieve.
Alternative Bait Main points/bluffs/ledges. Spoons, worms. Fish spoons with a yo-yo retrieve. Fish worms with a hop, pause, hop action. As an alternative I have had great success on a flutter type spook. Strike King and War Eagle both make great product. Focus on main lake channel swing points casting towards deep water. Rip the spoon off of the bottom keeping a tight line as it falls. Be prepared for the bite to come as the spoon flutters slowly back to the bottom.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 85 Degrees Plus
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spoons Main points/bluffs/ledges. Use a vertical presentation here. Let the spoon flutter down to about 30 feet. Lift bait a couple of feet and let flutter back down. Work it all the way back to the boat.
Crankbaits Main points/bluff end/wind blown main lake docks. Use a medium to a deep diving bait here moderate to fast retrieval works best. Hit bottom where possible.
Alternative Bait Main points/half way back in coves over brush. Heavy jigs/worms, creature baits. Fish with heavy enough weight to stay in contact with bottom. Slowly drag bait.
Season: Summer
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Topwater Secondary points/main points. Find any shade on banks or around docks.
Crankbait Secondary points/chunk rock banks/main points. Fish these baits with a moderate retrieve.
Alternative Bait Carolina rig and jig. Spawning grounds/secondary/main lake points. Be prepared to throw a Shaky Head in same areas. A Crock-O-Gator 5/16oz head is perfect with a Zoom Magnum Trick worm as the bait of choice. Vary your retrieve until you are able to determine the speed the fish will accept.
Season: Summer
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Summer 65 – 85
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Topwaters Secondary points/main points/half way back in coves. Fish a walking style bait, popping bait, or buzzbait. Fish these baits close to cover and in shade where possible.
Crankbaits Secondary points/main points/brush piles. Fish a medium to a deep diving crank with a medium to fast retrieve.
Alternative Bait Secondary points/main points/brush piles. Heavy jigs,heavy worms, heavy shaky heads. Fish with just enough weight to feel bottom, Fish very slow. 3/4oz Crock-O-Gator jig, focusing on main lake points and ledges. Vary retrieve from slowly dragging to ripping jig, watching line for bites on fall. Green pumpkin is always a great color to try.
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Spinner Bait Slow to moderate retrieve off of pea gravel banks and pockets
Jerk Bait Slow retrieval cadence off of spawning banks and pockets
Alternative Bait A-Rig with slow retrieve and smaller baits around docks on spawning banks and pockets
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Crank Bait Deep diving models off of main lake and secondary points
worm 10in worm off of main lake points and ledges
Alternative Bait Carolina Rig with lizard/French fry off of main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Swim Bait 4-5inch swim bait on 1/2oz head on spawning banks, pockets and back end of coves
Spinner Bait Slow to moderate retrieve off of pea gravel banks and pockets
Alternative Bait Jerk Bait with slow retrieval cadence near spawning areas
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Spinner Bait Slow roll off of spawning banks and pockets in coves
Crank Bait Slow retrieve off of pea gravel/chunk rock banks in creek coves
Alternative Bait A-Rig with slow retrieve and smaller baits around docks on spawning banks and pockets
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Deep Diving Crankbait Target main lake points and secondary points looking for potential post-spawners
Jig 3/4oz jig targeting main lake and secondary points. Try ripping jig with fish hitting on the fall
Alternative Bait 10in worm and Creature type bait (brush hog) main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Crank Bait Wiggle Wart type crankbait on pea gravel & chunk rock banks midway back in coves
Spinnerbait Pick up retrieve speed slightly and fish the windiest spawn type banks in the cove
Alternative Bait A-Rig with larger type baits off of windy spawn banks mid-way back in coves
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Jerk Bait Slow to medium cadence on windy banks and secondary points, mid-way back in creek coves
A-Rig Slow to moderate retrieve 10-15ft depth off of pea gravel spawning banks and pockets
Alternative Bait Spinnerbait slow rolled in 10-15ft depth range around spawning pockets with breeze
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Deep Diving Crankbait Main lake and secondary points 10-15ft depth range
Jig 3/4oz jig off of main lake channel swing points
Alternative Bait 10in worm and Creature type bait (brush hog) main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Swim Bait 5inch bait on 1/2oz head slow retrieve from 6-15ft depth
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate retrieve in 6-15ft range on spawn banks and pockets
Alternative Bait Jerk Bait on pea gravel slow to moderate retrieve
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate retrieve on wind blown spawn banks
Jerk Bait Moderate cadence on windiest spawn banks in coves
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow rolled in 10-15ft depth off of spawning banks with wind
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Deep Diving Crankbait Main lake and secondary points 10-15ft depth range
Top Water Buzz Baits main lake and secondary points
Alternative Bait 10in worm and Creature type bait (brush hog) main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Swim Bait 5inch bait on 1/2oz head slow retrieve from 6-15ft depth
Chatter Bait Slow to moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks 6-10ft depth range
Alternative Bait Jerk Bait on pea gravel slow to moderate retrieve
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Spinnerbait Slow retrieve on spawn type banks in coves
Jerk Bait Slow cadence on pea gravel/chunk rock type banks
Alternative Bait A-Rig with smaller baits and spinners 10-15ft depth slow rolled
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Deep Diving Crankbait Main lake and secondary points 10-15ft depth range
Jig 3/4oz jig main lake and secondary points
Alternative Bait 10 inch worm off of main lake channel swing points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks towards end of coves and out
Swim Bait 5inch bait on 1/2oz head slow retrieve from 6-15ft depth
Alternative Bait A-Rig on flatter banks mid way to back end of coves
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Jerk Bait Slow cadence fishing directly in wind on spawning type banks
Spinnerbait Slow retrieve on pea gravel to chunk rock banks
Alternative Bait A-Rig directly in wind slow retrieve
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Deep Diving Crankbait Main Lake points and drops moderate retrieve
Creature Bait Brush Hog and 10in worm off of main lake channel swing points
Alternative Bait 3/4oz jig main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Swim Bait 4 to 5inch swim bait on 1/2oz head slow retrieve off of spawn type banks
Jerk Bait Slow to moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks 6-10ft depth range
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow rolled on pea gravel banks with smaller type swim baits and spinners
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait slow to medium retrieve on spawn banks with breeze
Crank Bait Wiggle Wart type crankbait on pea gravel & chunk rock banks midway back in coves
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow rolled on pea gravel banks with smaller type swim baits
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Deep Diving Crankbait Secondary to main lake points moderate retrieve
Worm 10inch worm and Creature type bait (Brush Hog) main lake points
Alternative Bait Floating worm behind docks on spawn banks and pockets.
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Swim Bait 4-5in baits in shad color slow rolled off of spawn banks 6-15ft depth
Spinnerbait Slow to medium retrieve off of pea gravel spawning banks
Alternative Bait Floating worm behind docks on spawn banks and pockets.
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Spinnerbait Slow roll off of spawning flats towards end of coves
Jerk Bait (stickbait) Slow retrieve cadence on gravel/chunk banks from back of cove to mouth
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow rolled on pea gravel banks with smaller type swim baits
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Deep Diving Crankbait Main Lake points and drops moderate retrieve
Worm 10in worm and Creature type bait (brush hog) main lake and secondary points
Alternative Bait Carolina Rig lizard secondary to main lake points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Swim Bait Slow roll off of main lake and secondary points
Jerk Bait Moderate retrieve towards backs of creek coves on gravel/chunk banks
Alternative Bait Spinnerbait slow to moderate retrieve secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Jerk Bait Slow to moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks 6-10ft depth range
Spinnerbait Slow roll off of pea gravel to chunk rock banks
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow rolled on pea gravel banks with smaller type swim baits
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Deep Diving Crankbait Secondary to main lake points moderate retrieve
Worm 10inch worm and Creature type bait (Brush Hog) main lake points
Alternative Bait Floating worm behind docks on spawn banks and pockets.
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve off of pea gravel banks and pockets
A-Rig Moderate retrieve with smaller baits off of pea gravel banks and pockets
Alternative Bait 3/8oz Jig on pea gravel and chunk rock mixed banks
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Jerk Bait Pea gravel and boulder type banks with breeze
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks 6-10ft depth range
Alternative Bait Wiggle Wart type crankbait on pea gravel & chunk rock banks midway back in coves
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
A-Rig Flatter pea gravel banks back in coves in 6-12ft range
Chatter Bait Look for pea gravel banks that are towards back of coves in 6-12ft depth
Alternative Bait Jerk Bait on pea gravel slow to moderate retrieve
Season: Spring
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Jerk Bait Pea Gravel pockets in coves just off of main lake
A-Rig Steeper 45 degree banks targeting 10-15ft depths
Alternative Bait Wiggle Wart type crankbait on pea gravel & chunk rock banks midway back in coves
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Carolina Rig Brush Hog or creature type bait secondary and main lake points
Worm 10 inche worm with rattle secondary and main lake points
Alternative Bait Deeper diving crankbaits
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Chatterbait Moderate retireve 4-10ft depth pea gravel and chunk rock banks
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve with upgraded blade sizes
Alternative Bait 1/2oz jig
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve off of spawing banks 4-10ft depth
Crankbait Medium retrieve along spawning banks with chunk rock 4-10ft depth
Alternative Bait A-Rig with spinners and brightly colored baits on banks with most wind
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
BuzzBait Medium retrieve in 4-10ft depth off of spawning banks and pockets
Topwater Prop bait to Spook type baits around gravel spawing pockets and banks
Alternative Bait Carolina rig with brush hog around secondary and main lake points
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Medium retrieve in 4-10ft depth off of spawning banks and pockets
Chatterbait Steady retrieve in windy pockets with gravel
Alternative Bait 1/2oz Jig around breezy pockets with gravel and rock banks
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate speed on banks with direct wind (Upgrade blade size)
Crnakbait Slow retrieve on pea gravel and chunk rock banks
Alternative Bait 1/2oz jig on 45 degree chunk rock banks
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Worm 10 inch worm with rattle main lake points and secondary points
Crankbait Deeper diver around main lake ledges/points and secondary points towards back of cove
Alternative Bait Buzz Bait
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Chatterbait Moderate retrieve in 6-12 ft depth off pea gravel banks and secondary points
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve in 6-12 ft depth off pea gravel banks and secondary points
Alternative Bait 1/2oz rattle jig
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
jig 1/2 oz rattle jig on 45 degree banks in creek coves
Crankbait Bright colored crankbait paralleling 45 degree banks in coves
Alternative Bait Spinnerbait slow rolled around main lake points
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Worm 10 inch worm around secondary and main lake points
Crankbait Deeper diver around secondary and main lake related points
Alternative Bait topwater buzz bait
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Chatterbait Moderate retireve on windiest banks with pea gravel and chunk rocks mixed in
Spinnerbait Moderate retireve with upgraded blades
Alternative Bait A-Rig with spinners and brightly colored baits on banks with most wind
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate speed on banks with direct wind (Upgrade blade size)
Crankbait Target windest banks with pea gravel and chunk rock mixed in
Alternative Bait A-Rig with spinners and brightly colored baits on banks with most wind
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Jig 1/2-3/4oz jig secondary points, brush piles, and main lake bluff outs
Crankbait Deeper diver targeting both secondary and main lake points in brighter colors
Alternative Bait Topwater prop bait or buzz bait
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve around main lake points and ledges (Upgrade blade size)
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve around main lake points and ledges (Upgrade blade size)
Alternative Bait Moderate to fast retrieve around pea gravel banks with chunk rock and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Slow roll around main lake points and ledges (Upgrade your blade size)
Crankbait Moderate retrieve around pea gravel and chunk rock banks towards back of creek coves.
Alternative Bait A-Rig with spinners and brightly colored baits on banks with most wind
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Worm 10 inch worm around secondary and main lake points
Crankbait Deeper diver around secondary and main lake related points
Alternative Bait Topwater prop bait or buzz bait
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks with chunk rock
Crankbait Moderate to fast retrieve around pea gravel banks with chunk rock and secondary points
Alternative Bait 1/2oz rattle jig around pea gravel banks transitioning from steeper 45 degree banks
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Crankbait wiggle wart type bait around pea gravel with chunk rock banks. Steady retrieve
Spinnerbait Slow rolling across main lake points to bluff ends
Alternative Bait 1/2oz Rattle jig slow retrieve 45 degree banks towards back of creek cove
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Crankbait Deeper diver around secondary and main lake related points
Worm 10 inch worm around secondary and main lake points
Alternative Bait 1/2 - 3/4 oz jigs secondary and main lake points
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait Look for banks with most direct wind slow to moderate retrieve.
Crankbait Target pea gravel banks in 2-6 feet of water moderate retrieve
Alternative Bait Chatter bait moderate retrieve off pea gravel banks 6-10 in depth
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait Target direct hit banks for best activity
Crankbait Target direct hit banks for best activity, in 2-6ft depth ranges
Alternative Bait A-Rig with spinners and brightly colored baits on banks with most wind
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Jig 1/2oz Jig towards main lake points and ledge
Crankbait Deeper diver around secondary and main lake related points
Alternative Bait 10 inch worm around secondary and main lake points
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve on transition banks towards end of creek coves
CrankBait Moderate retrieve on pea gravel banks with chunk rock
Alternative Bait 3/8oz rattle jig behind docks on spawning flats
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Slow roll bait around main lake points and bluff ends. Great big fish bait
CrankBait Wiggle wart type bait on chunk rock and pea gravel mix banks in coves. Parallel banks with slow steady retrieve maintaining contact with bottom.
Alternative Bait 1/2oz Rattle jig slow retrieve 45 degree banks towards back of creek cove
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Spinnerbait Moderate retrieve on transition banks towards end of creek coves
Spinnerbait Flip jig behind docks on transition type banks towards last 1/2 of creek cove
Alternative Bait Crankbait-Wiggle wart type bait on transition banks rock to pea gravel. Moderate retrieve in 4-8ft of water
Season: Spring
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Spinnerbait Slow roll bait around main lake points and bluff ends. Great big fish bait
Crank Bait Wiggle wart type bait on chunk rock and pea gravel mix banks in coves. Parallel banks with slow steady retrieve maintaining contact with bottom.
Alternative Bait 1/2oz Rattle Jig- Slow retrieve maintaining constant contact with bottom on 45 degree banks
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Crank Bait Deep Divers off of main lake points, check current pull as this is critical to a good bite
Jig 3/4-1oz jig main lake and secondary points. Mix-up retrieve cadence until you catch fish
Alternative Bait Carolina Rig with lizard/French fry off of main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait 1/2oz white War Eagle double willow off of gravel and chunk banks and pockets
Jerkbait Vary your retrieve until successful targeting the wind blown gravel banks in creek coves
Alternative Bait A-Rig with larger baits steady retrieve off of spawning banks and pockets
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
Jerk Bait Megabass 110 or Shiner on windiest banks. Vary retrieve until you get bites.
Spinnerbait 1/2oz to 3/4oz depending on wind velocity. Target wind blown banks towards back of coves
Alternative Bait Wiggle wart type crank bait off of chunk rock banks
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Crank Bait Deep diver towards main lake points and ledges. Current flow important to success
Jig 3/4-1oz jig main lake and secondary points. Mix-up retrieve cadence until you catch fish
Alternative Bait 10in worm with 1/2oz tungsten sinker. Red Shad and Green Pumpkin great choices.
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Crank Bait Try wiggle wart type baits while paralleling chunk rock banks towards back of coves
Jerk Bait Change up cadence of retrieve as water warms, focus on windiest of banks
Alternative Bait 1/2oz spinner bait steady retrieve chunk rock/gravel banks and pockets
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate retrieve on the windy banks
Jerkbait Slow cadence hesitation on retrieve focusing on windy banks
Alternative Bait A-Rig with larger baits steady retrieve off of spawning banks and pockets
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Topwater Buzz bait off of secondary points and pockets. Look for visible structure and try Crock-o-Gator 1/2oz black on black for great results.
Crank Bait Try bright colored DD-22 off of main lake points steady retrieve with bottom contact important.
Alternative Bait 10in worm with 1/2oz tungsten sinker. Red Shad and Green Pumpkin great choices.
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Swim Bait 5in swim bait on 1/2oz head with slower retrieve around spawning type banks
Spinnerbait Slow to moderate retrieve off of pea gravel banks and pockets
Alternative Bait 1/2oz Chatter bait with medium steady retrieve 10-15ft depth
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
Spinner Bait 1/2oz slow rolled off of gravel and chunk banks. Try white War Eagle with double willow blades
Jerk Bait Slow cadence on retrieve on spawn type banks and pockets
Alternative Bait A-Rig with smaller baits and slow retrieve back in coves around pea gravel chunk rock banks
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Crank Bait Deeper Divers (DD22) off main lake points and ledges, looking for post spawners.
Worm 10in worm with 1/2oz tungsten sinker. Red Shad and Green Pumpkin great choices.
Alternative Bait 3/4oz jig with Rage Tail. Try ripping bait for reaction type bites
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Bait Steady retrieve in the wind. 1/2oz War Eagle is a good bet
Crank Bait Wiggle wart type crank paralleling spawning type banks with the most wind on them
Alternative Bait A-Rig directly in wind, with bigger baits and spinners
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait 1/2oz with double willows slow rolled on gravel and rock banks in coves
Jerk Bait Megabass 110 or Shiner on windiest banks. Vary retrieve until you get bites.
Alternative Bait A-Rig with bigger baits steady retrieve in the wind
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Crank Bait Deep diver towards main lake points and ledges. Current flow important to success
Jig 3/4oz jig secondary and main lake and secondary points. Vary retrieve
Alternative Bait Carolina Rig with lizard/French fry off of main lake and secondary points
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Jerk Bait Moderate cadence on retrieve on windy banks and secondaries
Chatter Bait Steady retrieve off of spawning type banks and pockets
Alternative Bait 5in Swim bait on 1/2oz head slower retrieve directly in wind
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Spinnner Bait Slower retrieve on breezy banks with 1/2oz double willow
Jerk Bait Slow cadence in retrieve on breezy banks and secondary points
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow rolled with larger baits and spinners
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Crank Bait Deeper diving cranks off of main lake and secondary points
Worm 10in worm off of main lake points and ledges
Alternative Bait 3/4oz jig near main lake points and ledges
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Chatter Bait Medium retrieve off of last deep water banks in cove
Crank Bait Wiggle wart type crank paralleling spawning type banks
Alternative Bait Jerk Bait in brighter colors to offset stained water (Megabass French Pearl with OB)
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
Spinner Bait Slow retrieve near spawning banks and pockets
Jig 3/8oz jig slow retrieve around chunk rock with gravel mix.
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow retrieve with smaller baits 10-15ft depth
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Crank Bait Deeper diving cranks off of main lake and secondary points
Jig 3/4oz jig off of main lake ledges and points. Vary retrieval speeds
Alternative Bait 10in worm on main lake points and bluff ends.
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinner Bait Medium retrieve off of secondary points and nearby spawning banks
Chatter Bait Moderate retrieve near spawning banks with gravel and rock
Alternative Bait A-Rig steady retrieve around docks on spawning banks (move up in bait size)
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 45-55
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait Slow roll on windy banks with gravel/chunk rock mix
A-Rig Slow steady retrieve 10-15ft depth near spawning banks and pockets
Alternative Bait Jerk Bait with slow retrieval cadence near spawning areas
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 65-75
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Crank Bait Deeper diving cranks off of main lake and secondary points
worm 10in worm and or creature bait off of main lake points and bluff ends
Alternative Bait Topwater prop bait secondary and main lake points
Season: Spring
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Spring 55-65
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
Chatter Bait Medium retrieve off of secondary points and nearby spawning banks
Jerk Bait Moderate retrieve cadence breezy secondary points back in coves
Alternative Bait A-Rig slow to medium retrieve on windy banks in coves
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
spinerbaits double colorado or very large willowleaf spinners
chatterbait solid white with a trailer. With moving baits don't be a afraid to wear gloves
Alternative Bait Pretty miserable conditions. Seek out clearer water.
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
jig hide from the wind and fish shallow heavy cover
Spinnerbait on the windy side, near a creek channel or where rain water in coming into the lake.
Alternative Bait if any kind of water is coming into the lake fish it.
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
jig big fat jig around big black rocks
chatterbait if the jig gets hung up on the big rocks
Alternative Bait buzzbaits black with a gold blade in early winter can catch some giant bass.
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait have your spinnerbait hit submerged brushpiles
chatterbait chatterbaits are under used and can catch some big bass
Alternative Bait you can catch fish with the wind or you might be off hiding from the wind and fishing the areas receiving the most sun with out wind
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jig black and blue, or straight black with a big pork frog on the back
crankbait square bill crankbait fished slowly
Alternative Bait target heavy cover receiving the most sunshine. Hide from the wind so the sun can "bake" the bass. Even hiding from the wind can sometimes help quite a bit.
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
jig black and blue, or straight black with a big pork frog on the back
crankbait square bill crankbait fished slowly. Fished along transtions banks
Alternative Bait target heavy cover receiving the most sunshine
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait colorado bladed spinnerbaits will help you slow down
crankbait fat wide bodied shallow diving crankbaits with contrasting colors. Tough fishing
Alternative Bait tough fishing for sure. Bites will few and far between. Fish away from the wind with a jig
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
1/2 oz jig jig with a large profile. Sunny rocky banks with a drop off near by
light jig full body jig but with a tiny jighead. Wind can help but not as important
Alternative Bait wide and slow wobbling crankbait. Black and chartruese Bagley
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
1/2 oz jig jig with a large profile. Black and blue is a great place to start
light jig full body jig but with a tiny jighead. Fishing can be good in these conditions but you will have to pay close attention to every detail.
Alternative Bait wide and slow wobbling crankbait like the bagley's or wiggle wart style
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
jig large profile black jigs
crankbait chartruese and black square bills crankbaits fishes slow on rocky banks
Alternative Bait tough fishing try to find a spring that comes into the lake
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
jig large profile black jigs are your best bet in these tough times. Watch your line for subtle bites
crankbait chartruese and black square bills crankbaits fishes slow on rocky banks
Alternative Bait Go home, horrible conditions. Or try to find a spring that comes into the lake
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait large profile spinnerbait with a trailer and large blades will help the bass feel your spinnerbait
jig 1/2 dark colored jig with a large pork trailer. Try the old #25 crawfrog from Uncle Josh
Alternative Bait Fishing will be slow, try to keep your concentration and be ready for the few opportunities
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jig full size jig with a large trailer on heavy line
crankbait keep contact with the bottom and rocks as you slowly crank on creek channel banks
Alternative Bait sunny banks can warm with the right afternoon. Bass will gravitate tight to cover
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
jig black and blue, or straight black with a big pork frog on the back look for shallow heavy cover
finesse jig fished along exposed sunny rocky banks near a creek channel. Key is to slow down. Bites will be light
Alternative Bait Tough conditions but if you have to fish cold muddy water now is the time because the light wind will help you concentrate
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
Spinnerbait colorado bladed spinnerbaits will help you slow down, which is important in these tough conditions
crankbait fat wide bodied shallow diving crankbaits with contrasting colors. Tough fishing
Alternative Bait tough fishing for sure. Bites will few and far between. Fish away from the wind with a jig
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
1/2 oz jig jig with a large profile. Sunny rocky banks with a drop off near by but fish it in shallow water.
light jig full body jig but with a tiny jighead. Wind can help but not as important
Alternative Bait wide and slow wobbling crankbait. Black and chartruese Bagley
Season: Winter
Water: Muddy
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
1/2 oz jig jig with a large profile. Black and blue is a great place to start, tough conditions.
light jig full body jig but with a tiny jighead. The Woo Daves jig is a great example, slow falling jigs
Alternative Bait wide and slow wobbling crankbait
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
A-RIG NASTY WEATHER HOPEFULLY A COUPLE 5 POUNDERS WILL COME YOUR WAY. Dress warm and carry extra gloves to change out when your get wet
JERKBAIT (stickbait) Fish it around brush, points or windy rocky banks. Red, purple, stripes funky colors
Alternative Bait spinnerbaits every now and then can play a role as long as they are fished slow
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbait (stickbait) dark colors or vibrant splashes of color are good on nasty days
a-rig big fish bait for ugly days in the winter can help you catch really big bass
Alternative Bait TRY BLUFF ENDS WITH THE JERKBAITS Or A-RIGS. DEEP WATER NEARBY AND BIG ROCKS
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
JERKBAIT (stickbait) GOOD CONDITIONS BUT LIGHT WIND SO FISH WILL BE SCATTERED BUT ACTIVE. TRY THE COLOR PURPLE
JIG JIGS IN THE WINTER ARE CLASSIC FISH CATCHERS. Don't forget about the old pork frogs
Alternative Bait Buzzbaits and zara spooks can be good early winter worked slowly some years.
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
A-RIGS WHEN THE WINDS BLOWS IN THE WINTER GET THE BIG RIGS OUT
JERKBAIT FLASHY COLORS SO THE BASS DON'T GET TO GOOD OF A LOOK AT THEM
Alternative Bait FISH AROUND BAITFISH WITH A HEAVY SPINNERBAIT WITH WILLOWLEAF BLADES
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
JERKBAIT FISH THE SHADED BANKS
JIG FISHED SLOWLY ON THE SUNNY ROCKY AREAS
Alternative Bait A-RIGS DOWN THE SHADED SIDES OF DOCKS WITH BRUSHPILES
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
SMALLER JIG EAKIN'S STYLE JIGS ARE KILLERS IN THE WINTER TIME, MISSOURI CRAW IS A GOOD COLOR
SHAKY HEAD SHAKY HEAD WITH A CRAWFISH TRAILER ALONG ROCKY BANKS, TOUGH FISHING
Alternative Bait I HAVE CAUGHT FISH ON A DROP SHOT AT TIMES IN THE WINTER,
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
A-RIGS WHEN THE WINDS BLOWS IN THE WINTER GET THE BIG RIGS OUT
JERKBAIT FLASHY COLORS SO THE BASS DON'T GET TO GOOD OF A LOOK AT THEM
Alternative Bait FISH AROUND BAITFISH WITH A HEAVY SPINNERBAIT WITH SMALL BLADES
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
JERKBAIT (stickbait) FISH THE SHADED BANKS
JIG FISHED SLOWLY ON THE SUNNY ROCKY AREAS
Alternative Bait A-RIGS DOWN THE SHADED SIDES OF DOCKS WITH BRUSHPILES
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
SMALLER JIG EAKIN'S STYLE JIGS ARE KILLERS IN THE WINTER TIME
SHAKY HEAD SHAKY HEAD WITH A CRAWFISH TRAILER ALONG ROCKY BANKS
Alternative Bait I HAVE CAUGHT FISH ON A DROP SHOT AT TIMES IN THE WINTER
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
JERKBAIT (stickbait) GOOD CONDITIONS OVERALL FOR THE WINTER. EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE
A-RIG GREAT ON BIG BASS AND EVEN BETTER WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
Alternative Bait FISH THE COVES RECEIVING THE MOST WIND. FISH MOVING BAITS LIKE A SWIMMING JIG
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbait (stickbait) FISH THEM OVER DOCK BRUSHPILES, slow too. Let that puppy just sit there
JIG BIG ROCKS ON STEEP BANKS HOLD HEAT IN THE WINTER
Alternative Bait WIGGLE WART CRANKBAITS CAN WORK. TRY CASTING INTO THE WIND AND SLOWLY GRINDING IT BACK
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
small jig light winds mean slow fishing this time of the year. Slow your roll
jerkbait the smaller bodied jerkbaits with the deeper diving bills work well in these conditions
Alternative Bait TUBE BAITS STILL WORK AND ARE SOMETIMES FORGOTTEN ABOUT
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
JERKBAIT think flashy colors and near brushpiles
a-rig Yum makes a umbrella rig with 4 extra blades on it that works great in these conditions
Alternative Bait
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait fish the windiest areas you can
1/2 jig flourocarbon will help you feel the light bites, light line too 12lb flouro
Alternative Bait BEAVER STYLE BAITS ON A 1/8OZ JIGHEAD
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
finesse jig try it on a spinning rod to help you go slow. Try inch by inch
jerkbait fish the shady side
Alternative Bait
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
a-rig to spice up you’re a-rig I've used painted blades
jerkbait try the megabass ITO shiner, it's a bit bigger than most jerkbaits
Alternative Bait spinnerbaits can play a role in this situation. Keep it slow
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait secondary points, steep banks
jig steep banks with chunk rock works well this time of the year
Alternative Bait crankbaits can sometimes play a roll in this situation
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
JERKBAIT bright colored baits with large profiles
jig peagravel pockets with brush
Alternative Bait
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
A-RIG WINDY WEATHER IS GOOD FOR FISHING.
JERKBAIT WATCH YOUR BOAT CONTROL. DON'T LET THE WIND MAKE YOU FISH TOO FAST
Alternative Bait SWIMBAITS CAN PLAY A ROLE
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
JERKBAIT BLACK BACK CHROME SIDES IS A CLASSIC GOOD COLOR
A-RIG SWIMMING FLUKES IN PEARL OR ALBINO WORK WELL
Alternative Bait A-RIGS CAN BE RIGGED WITH EXTRA SPINNERS OR BAITS KNOW AS DUMMY BODIES W/O HOOKS
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
JIG BASIC BROWN JIG WITH A LITTLE CHARTRUSE works surprizingly well. Critter craw green pumkin trailers too!
jerkbait ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR JERKBAITS ARE SUSPENDING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR
Alternative Bait TRY SMALL JIGS BEHIND SOME DOCKS
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
JERKBAIT GOOD CONDITIONS OVERALL FOR THE WINTER. EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE
A-RIG GREAT ON BIG BASS AND EVEN BETTER WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
Alternative Bait FISH THE COVES RECEIVING THE MOST WIND. FISH MOVING BAITS LIKE A SWIMMING JIG
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait FISH THEM OVER DOCK BRUSHPILES, slow too. Let that puppy just sit there
JIG BIG ROCKS ON STEEP BANKS HOLD HEAT IN THE WINTER
Alternative Bait WIGGLE WART CRANKBAITS CAN WORK. TRY CASTING INTO THE WIND AND SLOWLY GRINDING IT BACK
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
small jig light winds mean slow fishing this time of the year. Slow your roll
jerkbait the smaller bodied jerkbaits with the deeper diving bills work well in these conditions
Alternative Bait TUBE BAITS STILL WORK AND ARE SOMETIMES FORGOTTEN ABOUT
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
JERKBAIT think flashy colors and near brushpiles
a-rig Yum makes a umbrella rig with 4 extra blades on it that works great in these conditions
Alternative Bait
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait fish the windiest areas you can
1/2 jig flourocarbon will help you feel the light bites, light line too 12lb flouro
Alternative Bait BEAVER STYLE BAITS ON A 1/8OZ JIGHEAD
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
finesse jig try it on a spinning rod to help you go slow. Try inch by inch
jerkbait fish the shady side
Alternative Bait
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
a-rig to spice up you’re a-rig I've used painted blades
jerkbait try the megabass ITO shiner, it's a bit bigger than most jerkbaits
Alternative Bait spinnerbaits can play a role in this situation. Keep it slow
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait secondary points, steep banks
jig steep banks with chunk rock works well this time of the year
Alternative Bait crankbaits can sometimes play a roll in this situation
Season: Winter
Water: Stained
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
JERKBAIT (stickbait) bright colored baits with large profiles
jig peagravel pockets with brush
Alternative Bait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
a-rig nasty weather is good conditions in cold clear water in the winter. Bundle up
Jerkbait (stickbait) watch your line in this nasty weather for extra bites that you might now feel.
Alternative Bait black buzzbaits can be a option in the very beginning of winter. BassingBob and I recently had a day where we had 2 six pounders on black buzzbaits in early winter/late fall.
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
Jerkbait (stickbait) try a black back jerkbait. Or a solid white works well too
a-rig 4 inch hollow bellies work great for me.
Alternative Bait jigs on the bottom are always good in the winter look for rock transitions
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
jerkbait try a black back jerkbait. Or a solid white works well too
jig black and blue combination works well
Alternative Bait a-rig for that big bite
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Gusty
a-rig nasty weather is good conditions in cold clear water in the winter. Bundle up
jerkbait watch your line in this nasty weather for extra bites that you might now feel.
Alternative Bait hand warmers, a helmet, gloves help a lot in the winter
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait try a black back jerkbait. Or a solid white works well too
a-rig 4 inch hollow bellies
Alternative Bait jigs on the bottom are always good in the winter
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Overcast – Precipitation
Wind: Light
jerkbait try a black back jerkbait. Or a solid white works well too
jig black and blue combination works well
Alternative Bait a-rig for that big bite
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
a-rig heavy braided line is fine but heavy mono works great too and can cast easier
jerkbait try picking up the speed a little bit on the jerking. Fish will be active
Alternative Bait spinnerbait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait great conditions for the jerkbait. Try a bright color on the belly of your jerkbait
a-rig Gold blades work great for cloudy days
Alternative Bait 1/2 jig
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
jerkbait fish where the steep drop offs are
black and blue jig fish big black rocks slow falling jig
Alternative Bait beaver
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
a-rig try the Hollow Belly 5 inch swimbaits in pearl for big bass
jerkbait good bait for numbers and big fish. Pay attention to boat control to not over work the bait
Alternative Bait spinnerbait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait best conditions possible for jerkbait.
a rig when you're looking for that big bite
Alternative Bait white grub. Crappie fisherman catch a number of accidental bass by downsizing
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
jerkbait fish it slowly near brushpiles
dark jig creek channel banks with a black jig
Alternative Bait white grub white bass fisherman catch a number of keeper largemouth on these over looked baits.
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
a-rig great conditions to catch several big bass. Fish it over deep brushpiles
jerkbait cool, clear water with strong winds means big fish. Try a big jerkbait
Alternative Bait swimbait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait fish the windy steep banks, chartruese belly
spinnerbait fish slowly around cover with baitfish in the area
Alternative Bait a-rig
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
jig fish behind docks or near thick cover
jerkbait cover water with a moderate retrive always keep your eyes open for baitfish activity
Alternative Bait swim a grub slowly it’s a great numbers bait on a tough day
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Gusty
a-rig trophy bass can be caught this time of the year and on this technique. Use heavy equipment.
jerkbait fish will be biting but try to not fish too fast with the strong winds
Alternative Bait crankbait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait fish it slowly on secondary points or steep banks
smaller jerkbait at times in the middle of winter small jerkbait can make a big difference
Alternative Bait a-rig
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Wind: Light
small jig work it slowly around docks with shade. Never pass up a good rocky bank with a channel near by
jerkbait look for shaded banks or areas with baitfish
Alternative Bait small swimbait fished slowly on a jighead
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
a-rig fish along side of docks over deeper water
spinnerbait fished with a slow steady retrieve on windy banks with baitfish nearby
Alternative Bait jerkbait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
crankbait crawfish pattern 4-8ft like wigglewart style of crankbaits
jerkbait windy points with baitfish around
Alternative Bait swimbait
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 43-49
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
beaver/creature style bait fished on a jighead on rocky banks tough fishing means you slow down on creek channels
jig full sized jig, look for the big bites around steep banks and big rocks
Alternative Bait small 1/8oz crawfish jig
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Gusty
a-rig fish it around docks or bluff ends. Big fish should be ready to bite
jerkbait look for spots where the wind is hitting the bank the hardest to locate the most active fish
Alternative Bait 1/2 oz jig
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Moderate
jerkbait Secondary points, or creek channel banks. Try colors with a lot of flash on sunny days
jig jigs are good follow up baits for an area you know is holding fish. Fish it slowly
Alternative Bait a-rig
Season: Winter
Water: Clear
Water Temp: Winter 37-42
Sky: Sunny
Wind: Light
Finesse Jig Steep rocky banks, creek channel bends inside coves or large creeks. The key is slow.
Jerkbait Smaller to regular sized jerkbaits worked in a slow cadence, twitch twitch pause. Long pause up to 30 seconds, Secondary points with light wind are the best.
Alternative Bait Fish a-rigs, light wind and sunny conditions you will have to work along side docks to have success. Work the shady side of the docks.
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