My last few trips have seen clients catch bass, with action consistent pretty much all day. Water temps were as high as 62 in places this weekend. Top Water Fishing Time As the grass grows beneath the water line the top water bite gets better and better; the next few months will be as good as it gets all year. You can also charter trips for catfish and crappie. We threw mostly shaky heads with finesse worms around shallow points and rocks to catch 30 or so largemouths today. Many areas that I have been catching them are unfishable now, but on Monday we still managed to find some clear water and a few fish that would cooperate.
Wheeler is fishing a lot like Pickwick right now. Some nights the fish are up shallow feeding and when that occurs, the spinnerbait fishing is a blast. I caught fish all morning on crankbaits, plus a few on a buzzbait. Again, the lack of current has them scattered out and not on the bottom. Strike King crankbaits have been the best lures, from a KVD 1.
This bite wont last much longer, so get in on it while it is still good. Most seemed to be in feet of water. The freezing temps apparently moved my rattle bait fish, and I never found them or any others. Lake Martin Striped Bass Club. That lightning is serious stuff. I have basically targeted whatever my clients wanted to do.
I fished one tournament on June 28 and weighed in 22lbs which took 7th place on a day that the big fish didn't bite well and we lost a couple that would have helped. I fished Smith Lake three times in the past few days. I have had my best results with a football jig lately. The recent rains seem to have moved the fish shallower on the river. Blue catfish on pee dee river. My regular partner is out of town, so one of my friends that is just getting in to bass fishing came down from Nashville to fish his first ever bass tourney. Spider rigging with live minnows is the way to catch these fall Crappie.