Good to finally see a couple of reports. The fish have really been jumping this weekend. Wondering what they might be. Guessing the really big splashes are carp or cats. Yet to see white bass swirling. I got most debris cleaned up and hauled away. 40 ft of lake still on my yard but I put chicken wire fence around to keep more junk off.
MOON PHASE (94%)
Four cat, two bass, one northern, and one sheepshead today. All still swimming. All caught from our shore. Lots of weed matts floating. Hard to even get a spinner bait through. Lake is down and only about six feet into the yard now, but still high. Montello dam still has good flow over it, with about six inches of apron showing.
Alex, those pesky critters are really bad. I think it will get better when the lake has less breeding grounds in the yards as the lake goes down. Fishing has been great on the north shore. Northern, bass, gills, cat, and a few crappies and perch. Can't do much clean up of the yard until the lake goes down more. Lots of milfoils and junk in the yard. The bright spot has been the fishing. Using the small 14' boat and just paddling out and casting to the shore. Caught bass and northern in the middle of the day in bright sunshine. We have tried to let our shore go back to nature a little. We have willows and trees on the shore that provide lots of cover. Many of the fish are caught around these areas. In the photo, you can see some of the willows. Here I am releasing a bass. Alex, if you can only fish from shore, then it is well worth coming up. I added a pic of some nice gills and a 32" and 33" northern cooling in the bait fridge.
Sitting on my deck with Yeti in one hand and Repel spray in other. Lake down a few inches since last night. I can now see the iron ring on my fire pit. Haven’t seen any fish jumping or swirling. Taking boat home today, Mississippi trip at end of the month. Too much work here to go fishing right now.
MOON PHASE (38%)
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Finally got to meet North Man he was doing what he do fishing literally in his backyard we talked a bit should've follow his advice fish near shoreline … I was mostly testing new bait only fish I caught was on my new bait … Sonny's had a tap ...worms hook to big they just sucked it off I really didn't spend too much time in one spot maybe 10-15 minutes at the most ..
The North Side of the lake is huge as well
Also met this nice guy Ray he's a Laker Linker also …...
I must say LL has been good to me with sharing knowledge advice and friendships plus a great fishing community