• Largemouth Bass: Good. Almost all of the fish have finished spawning and begun to move out onto the drops. Floating worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits are all producing. Night fishing is also productive; best results are coming with buzzbaits, topwater lures, and plastic worms.
• Crappie: Slow. Crappie are in a transitional phase as they move to deep water and most anglers are having trouble finding them. A few people, however, are catching large numbers. Try a 2 inch chartreuse jig tipped with a minnow, or a plain minnow.
• White perch: Fair. White perch have generally finished spawning and moved back to deeper water. Fish in 18-24 feet of water next to river channels and look for sandy bottoms. Use a minnow or small spoon lowered to the bottom and then bumped slowly. Small and medium sized perch are making up the bulk of the catch right now, and many anglers are having trouble locating the fish.
• Catfish: Very good. Anglers are catching large numbers of catfish fishing with mussels, shrimp, and stinkbaits. Fish are also being caught trolling with minnows using traditional crappie fishing methods.
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• Bream: Very good. Fish have moved into shallow water in preparation for the spawn (the full moon is on the 19th) and are stacked up in coves feeding aggressively. Use nightcrawlers or red worms.