Largemouth are showing with a little more frequency as the days get longer and the water temp stabilizes. Finesse plastics in the thirty foot range continue to be the main presentation. Mornings are the best time to get a few bites on most days despite overnight temps in the high 30’s. The lake continues to rise and the debris has come back with the North winds that plagued the lake all week.
The Stripers are still spread out all over the deeper parts of the lake. The middle of the Fish arm as well as the back of the Ski Arm are good areas to look, especially when the water is coming in from the forebay. Trolling with lead core line is the name of the game right now as the bigger fish are in the thirty to forty foot zone. The Fly Core technique is starting to show signs of improvement as well as a pearl white Zoom Fluke rigged on a small ballhead jig.
Not much of a change here. The good news is that the lake is supposed to open seven days a week starting on Tuesday, March 1st. Look for the Bass to start moving up to pre-spawn flats and dropp-offs when we get a stretch of stable, warm weather.
Surface temp 54 degrees
Good clarity to ten feet in most areas.
Debris still an issue after strong North winds.
Jim – www.661Fishing.com