Lake level is 705.21 with water temp in the upper 60’s in the lower part of the lake. The mid lake area is pretty clear. White bass action this past week was out of sight. Whites and small hybrids were on the shallow humps with some nice hybrids in just a little deeper water near the humps. This past week with wind blowing on the rocky points and banks, the whites and hybrids moved to feed on the small shad. Rooster Tails, Flicker Shad, Shad raps, and Blue Foxes all were extremely effective. I continued to hammer out limits on spoons on the humps.
I slipped out for about an hour last week to see what the crappie were doing, and in about an hour of jig fishing I decided to stay with whites for a while longer. In that hour I had 31 crappie and not a keeper in the bunch. All little fish and they were fat. I guess the bare bank bluffs will be the next target area for crappie when I have a free day. White Bass are the mid lake prey at the moment.
I have had reports from fellow fishermen that the fall feed up has started in their areas and will continue until the first hard freeze or the water temps drop below 55 degrees.
That’s about it for October 21 2021. Help the other guy when you can and remember your life jacket works best when it’s worn. Bob