Saugers and walleyes hot on rivers; bass anglers waiting - Central Report
Crappie bite picking up on minnows. Bass slow.
Crappie biting on minnows. Bass hitting chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.
Bass good. Some white bass were also reported. Catfish good.
Bass slow. Crappies biting on tube jigs at the south end bays. Channel cats also biting on shad at the big turn on the south end.
Bluegills are biting on worms, but are slow and small. Crappies are being caught on minnows in 12 to 14 feet.
Fishing has been slow as water clarity has been poor. Crappies are being caught on minnows. Bluegill fishing has been slow, and a few being caught on worms. Catfish have been very slow on worms and stinkbaits.
Fishing below the spillway has been slow, with efforts to drop the lake. Conditions better late in day for muskies and walleyes. Walleyes active below spillway. Best to use jigs and twisters or shad bodies.
Crappie fishing is heating up with the warm weather. Most fish are being reported along the banks in 2-4 feet of water. Minnows and light jigs are the ticket for the close to spawn fish. Saugeye continue to show up in decent numbers, with most being keepers or just short of being keepers. Bass have started to bite with most starting to be caught near the shore line. Bluegills are starting to bite on wax worms and crawlers near weeds. Some muskie reports continue to trickle in.
Crappies, white bass, stripers, walleyes and largemouth bass biting hard. Jigs and minnows, twister tails and spinnerbaits working well. Bank fishermen having luck with crappies, white bass and largemouths.
Bass, catfish excellent all around the lake. Bass biting on spinners and waxworms. Catfish biting stinkbait and worms. Crappies are spotty.
Crappie bite picking up on minnows. Bass slow. Channel cats being taken on shad. Crappies have been good on jigs fished in or near hot water area, with many small ones. White and yellow bass are good on jigs and bladebaits in or near warm water areas.
Crappie bite picking up on medium-size minnows. The lake will have a new large and smallmouth bass daily limit of three, with only one 15 inches or larger and two fish under 15 inches. The new regulations were effective April 1. The west and east arms of the lake and the dam area is open for boat fishing.