By Clint Parker, owner of Speckled Hogs Custom Jigs and Plenty ‘O Fish Guide Service
In my experience for this week, crappie fishing is good. They are found about 18 to 26 feet of water around standing timber and trees.
Crappie are responding to jigs that mimic bait fish, specifically minnow or shad-colored jigs. I’m not having to move around as much – maybe moving only about 400 to 500 feet.
The best bite happens before 11:30am. Once the water temperature gets over 90 degrees, the crappie bite drops off. My words of wisdom: If you are fishing with jigs, keep the bait moving. They are responding to moving bait.
I’m seeing a lot of catfish in shallows by boat houses, rock walls, and at the bottom of trees. They are kind of all over.
Bass fishing is good on boat docks from 5-10 foot of water on crank baits.