The Crappie bite is great!!!!! The spawn is upon us!!!!
Crappie : The crappie bite is great! Spawning fish are biting. Fish are in the buck brush! Fish the buck brush in the back of any cove and you should catch fish. The Jackie branch, Sandusky, and marcum branches are all good.I have been catching my fish shallow using minnows under slip bobbers. When fishing the bushes set your bait about 2 foot deep.If fishing from the bank I would recommend fishing from the concrete wall at the Sailboat Harbor boat ramp or the docks at the Rend Lake Resort... Catfish: The catfish bite is really good. Alot are being caught in back of necks in shallow water. Creeks leading into the lake are producing ALOT of fish. The catfish are spawning. Jugs set in necks are working very well. Play the wind and set your jugs up wind letting the wind push them across coves. You can fish from the shore about anywhere around the lake and catch catfish. Fish on the bottom. When spring rains raise the lake and new areas are flooded the catfish usally move in there big time. If you want a good mess of catfish be sure to try this after a big rain. My choice of baits are shad gut, leaches, shrimp, or night crawlers, but other nasty stuff will work. My favorite is shad gut... Bass : With the lake more than two feet above normal pool fishing conditions have been tough for bass, but the bite is starting to turn on. Fish have been holding in shallow water bushes and lay downs in 2-4 ft. and can be caught pitching soft plastics, jigs and spinner baits in or around cover. Look for fish in the back of pockets and coves where there is a limited amount of water behind the buck brush bushes. The “rock bite” on Rend is slow.
[This post was last edited on 5/14/13 at 10:29 AM]