Black bass are still slow.  As the water warms these bass will start to move to staging areas or pre spawn areas.  Crank baits, Alabama rigs, top water baits. jigs and Sinko baits will work.  I also like throwing a 5 inch Gene Larew salt craw on a texas rig.  When the water temps get into the 50's try a rouge jerk bait fished shallow. (4 to 8 ft). Consintrate on main lake and secondary points leading to the spawning areas.  Creek channels are a good place to start and work your way back till you get a pattern.  We caught some today on a V&M chop stick on a plit shot rig and a chater bait. All were caught in 7ft or less.  Yup there starting to pre stage early.

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 18 to 30 foot. This week the water temps have been in the low to mid 50s to mid 50s.  Most of the crappie have eggs in them.  I believe they will make a move to there spawing areas this year by mid February. Find these fish just like the bass. Consintrate on checks leading to spawning flats. If you have never fish with a bobber and jig in 2 ft of water, your missing out on a bunch of fun  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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