Thursday, June 19, 2014

Barnett Reservoir

Bass are schooling on the main lake and some areas upriver. Topwater and crankbaits have been producing south of Oil Well Woods through mid-morning. Fish are being caught early just south of Safe Harbor on topwater, but that bite has been shutting down when the sun tops the trees. Some bass are holding on shallow ledges as well.
In Pelahatchie Bay, the pattern is similar. Bass are being caught early in shallow water and moving to ledges along the creek channel when the sun hits the water.
Upriver, a few patterns are working. Cuts are producing some bass action. Working a Shaky Head in cuts with structure should generate strikes. Frogs have been productive as well. Fishing the pads early seems to be the best bet, but some fish are being caught throughout the day.
Crappie are being a little finicky this week. Good-sized fish were being caught in some of the old lakes such as Three Prong earlier this week anywhere from 6 to 10 feet deep near structure, but multiple reports indicated the fishing dried up by Wednesday. But, as one angler noted, it could turn around tomorrow.

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