Lake level currently is 706.52 with surface temperatures in the low to mid 50’s. On Good Friday water temperatures reached 57 degrees and the male crappie move into the very shallow waters and jigs flipped to the near bank triggered strikes within 1 to 2 feet of the bank. We had 45 crappie, 41 males and 4 females. That night the winds shifted to the northeast and the temperatures dropped to freezing and the water temperature dropped to about 47 degrees and the end result was the crappie disappeared.
Good Friday Catch
High winds, cold temperatures and little sunshine keep the water temperature below the needed 65 degrees for ideal spawn. Hopefully this will occur over the next two weeks.
In this issue I would like to take a moment to remember my son Bob, who died unexpectedly at age 44. He and his two sons, Robbie and Jason, had joined us for a week of fishing. They went home on Sunday and on April the 8th 2020 I got that call no parent should receive.
Bob Bates IV 1975-2020