Lake level is 705.06 with water temp in the upper 40’s in the lower part of the lake. The mid lake area is pretty clear.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Windy is the best way to describe the middle lake area fishing. When you can get on the bare bank bluffs, crappie fishing is great. This year they seem to be at all depths. From 4 feet to 30 feet. Jigs and minnows fished 12 feet deep seem to pull the crappie in. I have fished on the bottom in 25 feet of water one turn on the reel with almost any color jig on a 1/4ounce pink jig head. I have slowly move down the bank fishing 12 feet deep and the bite has been solid. Winter is just great crappie fishing if you’re brave enough to fight the cold. I bought a Stryker Flotation suit at Cody’s Bait Shop last year and a pair of Stryker rubber boots…So far I’ve been toasty warm. I am seeing more large crappie this year than last year so the spawns have really been good the last several years. Most of the crappie I’ve been catching are about 20-25 feet deep.
I hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…If you go fishing, be sure and wear your life jacket and watch out of the other guy.