The hot weather helped the previously slowing bass bite, as most anglers were able to scratch limits. Both largies and smallies were taking a variety of baits, from top water to jigs at 20 feet. Catfish did seem to taper off just a bit, but overall action was good on cut mackerel just about anywhere on the lake. There were a few crappie and bluegill reportedly caught in the narrows on mini-jigs tipped with meal worms. Trout fishing has been reduced to slow status, though one limit came from the shore in Harvey’s. The majority of the rainbows are in the dam area in 50 to 60 feet of water and have seemed to develop a bad case of lockjaw. Bow fishing is good by the dam and the mouth of Clark’s early, and in the backs of most coves later in the day.

– Ken Hemer