Lake level is 711.33 and rising with water temp in the mid to upper 60s in the lower part of the lake. The mid lake area is lightly stained and some areas are pretty muddy. We had showers most every day at some point but the fish kept right on biting.
The crappie spawn is over and was a real strange one. The water temperature hardly reached the right point and it was game on and game over. Seems like most of the crappie are in the 12-14 foot range in 20-30feet of water. Minnows and jigs and 1/8 oz jigs tipped with minnows are working real well. Trolling a flicker shad or a shad rap are producing stringers of good crappie. As far as the white bass, they are hitting spoons of weights from 1/2 0z to 1 1/2 oz sizes with white or green chartreuse working the best. There are a lot of small hybrids mixed in with the whites at this time. Big hybrids are eating small 4 inch crappie and are hitting Sassy Shad, spoons, live shad and just about anything you might have laying in the bottom of your boat. They are hungry and they are eating.
Starting with June 1, 2021 I will only take morning trips on Saturdays and Sundays through the summer months. After Labor Day, will resume regular all day trips on Saturdays and Sundays.
That’s about it for May 25, 2021. Help the other guy when you can and remember your life jacket works best when it’s worn. Bob