Not much has been happening on the fishing front this week, Hot temperatures, rain fronts and school beginning, not many fishermen have been braving the conditions, instead patiently awaiting the arrival of fall weather. A few bass continue to be taken in and around wood cover fairly shallow, as the bass are moving looking for the plentiful shad schools around the shoreline. Top water has payed off for some early in the morning, and a few good sized bass are still being found around the stumps and wood cover out deeper as well.
Crappie fishermen have taken a short break from the oppressive heat, awaiting cooler fall days when the crappie will move into the mid-depth ranges of 10-15ft. Again chasing shad minnows as the shad migrate out towards the lake as water cools in the fall.
Catfish continue to be found in abundance around the main river drops, especially the eater sized cats. bait of choice seems to be night crawlers and livers fished at the bottom of the drops, in around 35-45ft depths. larger cats seem to be scattered, with most being found in the river channel in the deeper holes. most are being taken by drifting, bumping in the current, covering water seems to be the ticket for the larger cats.
TWRA news, the duck blind drawing were held this past weekend, with most satisfied on the new procedure for drawing the blinds. most WMA’s had crop issues with the flooding that took place earlier this year, with Camden WMA having only about 25% corn crop that made it. Hunting season is just around the corner, with the opening of the squirrel season on the forth Saturday this month. Stay tuned for upcoming hunting events and other news!