i usually fish the banks but i got a boat i can borrow now. 14ft 25hp. took it to the lake last sunday and toured the lake with my girlfreind. i can access anywhere on the lake, just tell me where to go and what to do.
There isn't much in the way of information there. One thing that struck me as being particularly odd (maybe it isn't odd to any of you who live near this body of water) was the incredible difference in the lake level. Quote from the above web page: "Elevation ranges from 190 to 496 feet above mean sea level"
I would be inclined to fish the lake during periods of rising water, if possible, concentrating on flats adjacent to deep water during the time of water elevation increase. If that isn't possible, I'd look for flats or humps (you'll need a topographic map and a depth finder for that) and fish the flats and or humps at night. I would choose the flats by the proximity to the deepest holes in the lake, or by how close they are to the main channel.... As far as bait... find out what kind of bait fish are in the lake and concentrate on catshing some of that either in a minnow trap or cast net and use cut bait or whole live baits fished at varying depths on and around the flats, humps or flooding areas. I would prefer to present baits in the slopes where the deeper water "connects" to the flats, since that is where I would expect the fish would come from.
Again, this is all just speculation, having never fished the lake... one last point... Catfish, while considered to be slow and stupid by some, are definitely a predatory fish. Being a predator, they can easily be caught in the same kinds of areas as other predatory fish... points where ridges meet the waterline, and pockets in the shoreline with deep water nearby... drifting with live minnows under a bobber and another couple on the bottom might be the most effective way to locate fish. The best way to figure it out is to get out there and give 'em a try. Good luck!
21 - 22 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.