January was a fun and exciting time with all my customers catching lots of bass and crappie despite weather patterns that were all over the board. The month of February we should have steadier temperatures therefore more consistent water temps making the fishing even better. If you are wanting to book a bass and/or crappie trip before the end of spawn time of year, now is the time to plan for it. Here is what a customer should expect to get out of a booked trip fishing with me: have fun, catch fish, learn about the different vegetation that grows in the lake and what type to look for; why are we fishing here; what type line and lures are we using and etc.
Some areas to try when bass fishing can be the Monkey Box; Kings bar both east/west side; areas around Buckhead Ridge and inside Tin House area; some areas around in/ around Indian Prairie and Worm Cove (located between Horse Island and Dyess Ditch); both sides of Bird Island; parts of the Shoal area and on the east side of the lake try around Hendry Creek and parts of J & S. The areas I just mentioned is basically the same for crappie fishing.
Although the current water level is higher now, always use extreme caution when boating and know that the lake has a lot of rock on the bottom, so when in doubt, idle. Plastic colors to use when bass fishing: June bug; redbug; watermelon/red; red shad; some white; crawdad and bluegill. If you’re crappie fishing with plastics try green or chartreuse. I hope this information helps you to have a more productive day on the water. To book a fun and informative day of bass and crappie fishing call me at 863-228- 7263 or check out my website which contains my current fishing report; pricing; current customer catches; hotel accommodations etc. I would like to thank my Sponsors: Mercury Marine; Bob’s Machine Shop; G-Loomis; Lews; Gene Larew; Real Magic; Mid-South Tackle; Gill; Navionics; Bullet Weights; Mega Strike; Pradco Brands; BnM jigging Poles and Maui Jim sunglasses.