“I’ve got 99 problems and fishing solves all of them” - Earl Dibbles Jr.

Just when you think it can’t get any hotter it does. Be careful with the weather, and make sure you stay hydrated. We had a couple of trips this week where folks failed to realize the effects of the heat and being on the water.

I recommend drinking at least 16 oz of water, or Gatorade, before you even begin fishing and continuing the process throughout the day. Once the sun reaches its peak it’s time to quit and start again the next morning. The same thing holds true for evening fishing.

I’ll give you a blow by blow of what we’re using and where.

Shad are beginning to show up in many of the main lake arms. Black bass will bite all morning. Start on main lake points with a topwater bait. Vixen, Wopper Plopper, and Rebel Pop’r s will all produce. Work the baits quickly over the structure.

A secondary lure is a Strike King KVD HC5 in sexy shad on the same points in 8-15’ of water. If you don’t get a bite in 15 minutes move to your next spot. The other pattern is big worms on a Carolina rig or shaky head on main lake ledges.

White bass are schooling but the difficulty is getting them to bite with the number of available baitfish.

I have not seen fish on the “humps”, but I always stop and take a look. 5th and Boston, as well as the bridges at Bernice, Hwy 10, Sail Boat, and Honey Creek have been productive trolling small crank baits.

I hear good reports on catfish using live shad.

Until next time…keep your hook in the water

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