Somerville Fishing Report

May 29, 2024
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 78 degrees; 1.67 feet above pool. Fishing pattern continue to be steady while water is being released at the floodgates at 980 cfs. Expect there to be a good bite for all species at the spillway. Catfish, and bluegill are fair while crappie are good on minnows, worms, and stink bait at Somerville Marina early morning. Black bass are fair hitting soft crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 6-10 feet of water. Crappie good on the brush piles in 10-20 feet of water and pilings biting minnows and small jigs. Catfish are very good in 2-8 feet of water. Larger catfish are good on jug lines baited with shad or cut bait. White bass are very good trolling in the lake using Pet spoons and jigs, and when anchored with ghost minnows or shad. Hybrids are very good, finding schools is the key, caught on cut shad and 2 ounce jigs. Hybrids are good, finding schools is the key, caught on cut shad and 2 ounce jigs. Hybrids are also being caught from the shore at the dam and Welch Park areas. Water is slightly off color near the dam and very muddy in the upper lake area. Report by Weldon Kirk, Fish Tales Guide Service.

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