579 STILL LOW
FRESH BATCH OF MINNOWS IN STOCK
1. Up The Creek – most creeks have access within a short walking distance. Access will often be from a backroad or where a bridge crosses the creek. Some have parks or picnic areas that provide easy access. Search out old stumps or other cover where fish might hide. Start at the outside edges of brush and work toward the inside, sometimes the best bite is usually in the heart of the cover, but you can pick off aggressive fish from the edges without disturbing those deep in the thick stuff.
2. Providence for Crappie and more-Spillways from manmade dams can be great spots spots for shore fishing. Low oxygen levels and water temperature from a hot summer can be stressful on the fish. But in the spillway the water will be cooler and dissolved oxygen levels are higher . The fish feel better and are more active. With fairly uniform oxygen levels throughout the water column of a spillway, crappie can be at any depth. Every spillway is different so there are no exact spots that work everywhere. However two important features, current and eddies, are present at all dam spillways. Many fishermen use a cast and retrieve tactic, but their baits dont stay in the strike zone long enough. Use a float to stay above the rocks and to find the eddies. Once a float gets in an eddy it will circle around, which is perfect because the eddy is where baitfish and predator fish are holding. The bite usually happens quickly.
3. Boat Docks/ Marinas
Boat docks are well known crappie magnets. During fall, especially early and late in the day, the bank-side of docks can be very productive.
Some of our current inventory .
Have fun be safe and good luck fishing