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June 21st Main Lake Water Temp. 74 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3784.42 and the storage is 187,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is clear.
I'm not sure how much impact this week's heat had on the fish, but it certainly impacted the fishermen. The bite did slow down some and fishing pressure was less.
Walleye-Pulling Bottom Bouncers with Spinners tipped with either Minnows or Nightcrawlers seemed to be working better than trolling with Crankbaits this week. They are still in the trees but it looks like they may be sliding out to a little deeper water as the surface temperature rises.
White Bass-They are suspended at 10 to 20 feet. Trolling with Flicker Shad, Bandits, and Model A Bombers is working well. They are also starting to chase Shad up to the surface. When you find this the bite is great!
Catfish-They are still shallow and feeding. Punch Bait, Nightcrawlers, and Chicken Liver are all good choices.
Bass-Early morning Topwater is the best option. As the early bite slows try drop shotting finesse baits or casting a Craw or 4" worm for Smallmouth. Largemouth are hanging around the edges, the areas with reeds mixed in with the Salt Cedars seem to be the best.
Tip Top Bass-6/19/16
1st Place-Chuck Black-8.36 lbs.
2nd Place-Steve White-6.51 lbs.
3rd Place-Tom Jessop-6.09 lbs.
Big Bass-Chuck Black-2.62 lbs.
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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