Black bass are still slow.  As the water cools the shad will start to move to the main lake points and humps. Crank baits, Alabama rigs, top water baits. jigs and 1 1/2 ounce Ledge buster spinnerbaits will all work . The drop shot and tomatoe worm has been really putting on a good show on main lake points.  Brush piles in 14 to 20 foot for the big fish. A texas rigged 10 inch Berkley blue fleck power worm or one of the new berkley crank baits will do the trick. I also like throwing a 5 inch Gene Larew salt craw.  When the water temps get into the 50's try a rouge jerk bait fished shallow. (4 to 8 ft).  Also you can beat a spoon this time of the year.

Crappie are on the main lake points and brush piles.  I just put out 12 new brush piles and they are on them. This week the current depth to be at was 14 to 22 foot. Again, as the water temps fall move to the points and break lines in 20 to 26 ft.  This week the water temps have been in the low to mid 50s. Im using 1/16 ounce jigs with Bobby Garland soft bodys {Gene Larew}. One jig in brush and two jigs about 6 inches apart on open water. Berkley yellow line on Berkley Ikey dude rods and abu garcia cardinal reels. The crappie have ben scattered. There are still some good fish being caught under the 154 bridge.  Depth is critical here. They have been from 21ft to 28 ft under the bridge. I supply all equipment needed or you can bring your own. I will clean and bag your catch so you only need to bring a cooler.

 .Sand Bass are showing up on the main lake humps.  However when we had our high water and they had the dam gates open for almost a week, I feel well lost alot of these fish over the dam. Dont fear though if there is any left they will be back in force this year. These fish are easy to catch and a lot of fun.  If you have a fish fry coming up or a child you would like to take out and have a good time, this is the way to do it.

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Please feel free to call me for any additional info you may need at 1-903-570-6715.  These tips will also work on the Lakes in your areas.  Thanks for your interest in Lake Fork Guide Service