Muddy water has slowed the bite here somewhat; refer back to last week’s report for some tips on how to handle that. The striper have slowed considerably with the occasion good one coming in on a jerkbait still but minnows taking the lead on numbers. The good news here was the slight pickup in the catfish bite with a few coming in this week and a real nice 12lber (pictured) being caught on dipbait!
The water is still rapidly rising but it has cleared up slightly. What many are referring to as a “new lake” has now drawn some anglers to cast a line and see what’s in there. A few catfish were caught this week and there have been reports of a decent crappie bite on live minnows however we have not seen any photos yet.
After this week’s trout plant the trout have been easy to come by on garlic powerbait and should last another few days. Ming is big enough that there are always some holdovers as well. There is another plant scheduled for the week of the 19th. Other species are going well at Ming too. The bass bite has been nothing short of hot for this time of year even with the murky water. Smaller swimbaits, or soft plastics have been bringing in a few each day. We also have reports of some carp out of Ming and so if you are looking for a place with a few options right now this is it! It is also right here in town with no additional fees!