Bob Sandlin Fishing Report
- Mar 22, 2023
- FAIR. Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 0.07 feet below pool. Crappie are slow in 10-15 feet of water. Catfish are good in 15-20 feet of water on baited holes with cheese bait. Sand bass are good on main lake points in 20-30 feet of water with slabs. Report by Marty Thomas, Lake O the Pines Crappie Fishing. Bass are pushing off beds then returning as the water starts to warm after cold fronts. Target bass shallow in 4-6 feet of water gearing up to spawn on beds. Success with chatterbaits, craws, worms, and red rattletraps. Report by Mike Struman, R & R Marine. Black bass are spawning in the backs of coves and creeks. Warm cloudy days can produce an excellent topwater bite and shallow subsurface patterns. Try small poppers in frog patterns and keep a popping fish pattern handy for schooling fish. Crappie are moving shallow to spawn, work the boat houses and retaining walls with slow sinking wooley patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service.
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