United States
34° 2' 60" N, 81° 15' 36" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Hampton Anderson of Anderson says that he has recently caught fish on a 3/4 ounce Greenfish Tackle Crawball Silicone Skirt Football Jig in toxic craw color fished around brushpiles located near points, channel swings and similar areas. He was fishing up the lake and most of the spots were in the creeks but closer to the main river channel – not in the backs of pockets or anything like that. The best points were close to where the channel swings close by. Generally the brush he was fishing was in 15-20 feet of water. I asked Hampton what impact the mud has had on his fishing, and he says it has definitely slowed things down. He is getting fewer bites, and he has to fish more slowly to get those. Fortunately the fish that bit recently were the right bites, and besides the one big fish the bass he weighed still had nearly a 5-pound average. He caught 10 keepers over the course of the day and reported a fairly consistent bite. A limit came off his best two brushpiles. In addition to mud the wind was a factor, and instead of being able to throw up on the fish he had to get close and drop down to them – almost fishing vertically.

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Striped bass: Good. Fish are starting to school around Bomb Island to the dam. Try herring at 30-60 feet. Striper can also be caught all over the lower lake, on both the Ballentine side and in the big water near the dam. The bite around the towers has been good off and on. The best depth range has been 35-80 feet and most of the action is coming down-line fishing with live herring right now, although anglers are also catching fish trolling. If anglers are not using lead core line or downriggers they need to use lures that weigh at least an ounce to get it down to the fish. There are a few scattered reports of schooling and so anglers should have their eyes open for surface action and always have a lure to throw to schooling fish tied on. 

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Cloudy
3 fish caught | Lunker: 4lb Largemouth Bass using a Abu Garcia Fluke

  Me and my friend were fishing off of his doc and we were killing them they were all under docks.  We found that using a frog and a fluke works the best.  E had alot of luck in a cove too.  We would go around in coves and find shaded aeras and that were the fish were!

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassFlukeAbu Garcia43
2Smallmouth BassFrogAR Lures US11
3CrayfishBuzzbaitAccu Cull21