Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass:

Bass fishing rebounded nicely with numbers but not much with size. Most anglers are catching lots of smaller Bass on the usual Flukes, drop shot rigs and small swimbaits, in the five to fifteen foot zone. The newly flooded weed beds are once again holding Shad, keeping the bite shallow and shoreline oriented.  There is a developing topwater bite that will get better once the heat hits the region this week. The lake is pretty much full and the water is clear. 

Striped Bass:

The fish are chasing Shad in a few of the coves like Utopia and Elizabeth but it will take an algae bloom to move some of the Shad out into open water, kickstarting the trolling bite into full gear. In the meantime, weightless white Flukes and small Keitech swimbaits will get bites if you keep moving until you find the fish. 


Bluegills are in the shallower, weedy coves and continue to be caught on a bobber and small baitholder hook with either a red worm or meal worm. This is a great time to get the youngsters out and get them hooked on fishing!


Lake Conditions:

Surface Temp a.m. 69-72

Water Clarity – 10 to 20′

Lake Level: Full 

Lake Hours – as of June 3rd:

Open @ 6:00 am

Off Water @ 7:30 pm

Park Closes @ 8:00 pm

Jim –