*The report below is a conglomeration of information that I have gathered from my time and the time of other anglers on the water.*
Water: 63-65 Degrees
Clarity: 4-5 '
Level: 1,729 ' Full Pull (To the Brim!)
Conditions: Partly Cloudy with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Air temp started at 47 degrees and worked its way into the mid 60's.
Notes: The fish are on the move. The water has been consistently on the rise for the past several weeks and with the approach of the next full moon a wave of spawners are beginning to move up as we speak. The bite is starting to turn on for smallmouth and the green pumpkin finesse worm. Focus your attention on the steeper shell banks with ledges heading back into small pockets. Throw the worm right on the bank and don't work it deeper than 6-8'. Largemouth can also be caught on spinnerbaits around brush towards the backs of pockets and creeks. I cannot speak for top-water as I have not heard any reports of top-water action or seen any myself, but that does not mean that you won't catch anything on top this Saturday. The forecast looks like mid 40's warming into the low 70's with a mix of clouds and sun.
*Don't be afraid to go down a bank right behind someone this weekend. During this time of year there is a lot of fish movement going on so make repeated trips to banks that produce.
Good luck to everyone fishing with us tomorrow and I look forward to seeing you at weigh-in!