2014 Fishing Begins Now!!
Ok......Here we are......Everyone is ready to fish, but are the fish ready?
Lake Monroe...... The fish are moving up, but just as they start we get pounded with cold rain, the lake rises 7 feet in 36 hours....... Uh Oh!!! Ok....so......Largemouth are starting to bite, but are scattered out and backed out due to the recent rains. Largemouth are being caught on Jerkbaits, Rat-T-Traps and Chatterbaits. Try concentrating on areas that are not only wind protected, but also getting lots of sun. The water is stained to muddy depending on which portion of the lake that you are on. Walleye and Wipers should start really moving up and feeding this next week or so, I will try to keep you posted on their locations, but as of Friday they seemed to be staged out in about 10-12 feet on the break lines off secondary points. Crappie are close, but the cold rain pushed them back a little and they seem to be in 6-8 feet of water on the points, but that will change rapidly as the sun starts warming up the water.
Lake Lemon...... Same Story.....Bass and Crappie had just started to move up and become active when the cold spring rains let loose. Lemon is fairly muddy, but that may help as the water warms up and then settles. I will bet that the fishing will explode in the next week or so on Lemon.
No Report this week for Cataract, but pending flood waters, I will try to get over and check it out.
Remember that the water is still very cold and with the rains there is a lot of loose debris floating all over the lakes, so take your time, wear your life vest and the fishing should get good real soon.