A nice cooldown the last couple days has been enjoyable. Yesterday’s high was 77 degrees then it dropped to 43 degrees last night. Water temperatures are still in the high 70s which is allowing the stripers and the catfish to stay aggressive. They are still eating cut baits like anchovies, sardines and mackerel and some really active cats are hunting down lures. Last night at 7:45 p.m. I had a 10-pound cat slam my chatter bait that I was jigging with. Another fishermen caught a nice cat on a trout spinner this week.
Striped Bass are starting to slow down on the boils and we are seeing more isolated blow ups all around the lake. The stripes are still chasing shad, jerk baits are becoming more effective than top water baits.
Don’t forget that Saturday is free fishing day and adults do not need a fishing license or a daily permit. We only get a few of these days a year so don’t miss out! The winds are back since the cool down and the evenings are a windy war zone for fishermen. Not only has the wind been blowing fishermen around and out of their fishing holes, it has also been a very cold wind so if you don’t have a sweater or jacket you probably wont be out in it that long.
Good luck everyone now go rip some lips and have a great Labor Day weekend!
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