Lake Level: 171.84 ft, (172 ft high pool) and rising Clarity: Muddy to stained on the North End clearing further south Temp: upper 50s to lower 60s Black bass fishing is excellent. Bass moving into shallow flats and flooded buck brush in 2 to 4 ft of water. Spinner baits, tubes, brush-hogs, jigs and stick baits working best. A lot of numbers and large bass being caught. White Bass have slowed this week with all the fresh water and flooding along the river. Concentrate in the flooded sloughs with 1/4 to 1/2 oz. Chrome/ blue back traps, and chartreuse or white road runners working best. Some good reports of Crappie being caught in the creeks leading to the backs of the coves. Chartreuse jigs tipped with shiners working best. For more information about my guide service, and Lake Cottages please visit my web site at or call 936.368.7151 or

Water Temp: 50s