Largemouth and spotted bass on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits cast to slightly discolored shoreline water. Good for catfish 10-20 feet deep in the backs of coves on cut baits. Fair crappie on minnows worked around brush 30-40 feet deep. A variety of species continue to be caught at the Plant Marshall and the McGuire Nuclear Station hot holes on bloodworms.
Fair to good for crappie at the Riverbend Power Station “hot hole” on minnows. Largemouth around the points on deep-running crankbaits.
Continuing fair for largemouth and spotted bass on small crankbaits such as the No. 5 Shad Rap. Crappie on minnows worked either around brush 30-40 feet deep or in the Marshall and McGuire Nuclear Station hot holes. A surge of fresh water caused by recent heavy rains has turned off the catfish bite. The water level at Norman is slightly above “full pond” stage.
Continuing fair for crappie at the Riverbend Power Station “hot hole” on minnows. Largemouth around the points on deep-running crankbaits.
Largemouth and spotted bass along the banks on No. 5 Shad Rap lures. These species also are being found 40-45 feet deep around pods of small forage fish and are hitting jigging spoons. Crappie around deep brush on minnows. Catfish 10-30 feet deep in the coves and off the shoreline on cut baits. Some hybrids, the striper/white bass cross, in the 3-pound range are being boated.
Went fishing with my buddy Steve in our kayacks last Saturday (11/27/2012).
The weather was great, sunny and about mid 60's. Water temp was high 50's.
We fished for about 3 hours from 10:30 am to about 1:00 pm, and caught 4 bass 12 - 15 inch range, a few white perch and 1 chunky hybrid.
from Ray Duncan
Fished Santeetlah June 19th, 20th, and 21st. Water temps were in the low 80's. Air temps were low 70's in the morning and low 90's by mid-afternoon. Partly cloudy with afternoon pop-up showers. Fishing was slow. Largemouth could be caught on main lake structure in 18 to 25 feet of water and spotted bass couls be caught in the backs of the creeks relating to wood cover.
from Dale Martin
Cat fish bites are slow ,but producing some good size cats in 18 to 35 ft depths. Drifing live and cut baits near`rocky points.Early morning thru noon have produced my best results.