Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

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Crab Orchard Lake: Catfish action has slowed somewhat. Bluegills
have slowed somewhat, although some fish are still being caught
along the rip rap on crickets and wax worms. Bass action is good on
a variety of baits fished around shallow cover.

Baldwin Lake: Catfish are on the move and those that are being
caught are small. Anglers are tossing crank bait around rip rap and
catching a few bass. Bluegill are slow but will hit on meal worms
or wax worms occasionally.

Carlyle Lake: Channel cats are good on the lake for anglers
drifting or jug fishing with cut bait or leeches. Good catches
reported near Keyesport and Boulder. Flathead are also biting well,
with a 43-pounder caught recently near the spillway on a bluegill.
Cut bait also working as are slab spoons thrown up along the wall.
Crappie fishing good below the dam.

Kinkaid Lake: Muskie action was excellent through the fall, but
has slowed down as the water temperature drops. Anglers are picking
up fish trolling and casting. Spinner baits and shallow running
baits are the most effective. Crappies are rated fair. Anglers are
taking fish at varied depths, from 2-18 feet. Minnows are the
primary bait. Catfish and bluegill action has been slow. However,
bass anglers are reporting good success on spinner baits.

Little Grassy: Cold weather has turned many anglers to panfish,
though catfish action remains steady throughout the lake. Night
crawlers are the most effective bait. Crappies have slowed
somewhat. Fish are still deep. A couple of nice fish were taken in
the past week, but numbers were down. Minnows are the primary
bait

Rend Lake: Windy conditions have made fishing a tough go in
recent weeks. Crappies are still rated good on minnows, chartreuse
jigs, white jigs and pink/green jigs. Fish are being caught over
Christmas tree sets and near bridge pillars in 6-10 feet of water.
The Route 154 rip rap, Gun Creek bridge and the sailboat harbor
wall have all been productive areas. Catfish action has also been
good.

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