Mike with a nice one caught on the Bink's Spoon. 1/4 ounce white.
The lake level is 553.62 and has risen 1-1/4 inch in the last 24-hours with one generator running about three hours. We are heading back to the top of the power pool of 553.75 again. When we are below that Southwestern Power will just not let anything out and stop all chances of a winter lake drawdown. We received almost exactly one inch of rain yesterday evening and last night and it started about 4:30 PM. The fog rolled in just after that and it was very foggy and has been almost every morning for several days with the ambient temperature warmer than the lake water which is warming and is now at 53-degrees. The lake was a little clearer than the day before and I could see my lure down 3-4 feet. It is very clear near the shore. I went out about 2:PM in the cloudy warm air with light southeasterly winds and went to a Blackburns Brush Pile and grabbed a pole with a 1/4 ounce white with red eye Binks Spoon and started tapping bottom and immediately caught two nice 12-13 inch crappie. They then stopped biting and did not start again until almost 4:PM when I caught several more, some very large bluegill and about a 13-inch Kentucky Bass and headed to the shed just before the rain started. We tied a record high of 73 but was glad I took a jacket by the time I got back to the dock just before the rain. White seems to be the color for everything at this time including a 2-inch twister tail tipped with a live minnow. Cast it just past the brush and let it sink into it and you can catch about anything. The red meat fish are mostly deep about 50-60 feet down and you kill them bringing them in from that depth no matter what size they are but they are easily caught with a spoon. White Bass are on the bottom and stripers are suspended just a bit. Walleye are scattered all over and are getting full of eggs so it is good to just let them go for a while. Now is the time to make your spring fishing trip reservation at Blackburns Resort and Boat Rental. We have no price increases again this year and will help you catch fish. Yes, we know where they are. Call Debbie at 870-492-5115.