I started out fishing around 4AM this morning. My first spot was a bust even though I brought in some bait by dropping my green light. Very few fish showed up, so I moved to a main lake point in 100+ feet of water. Dropped my green light again and the bait showed up. There were some small fry on the surface, but the bigger sized bait were 15 to 25 feet down. It wasn’t long until I started seeing a few big arcs cruising under the bait 30 to 50 feet down. I landed my first striper about 15 minutes after arriving and then it started to get a little light out, but the bait stuck around and a few more fish showed up. I got to land another 2 stripers by about 5:15. By then it was getting light enough that other fishermen started showing up. I had caught 3 nice stripers and all swam away easily so I decided to look around and fish some new spots for possibly my outing tomorrow. I found one area back in a small creek that was holding a few fish. I fished for them a brief time, but they seemed to be just window shopping. I did manage to catch a couple nice largemouth by casting out my Kastmaster and letting it sink about 4 seconds. They wanted a steady slow retrieval today. For the striped bass I was using a Tater Bait Tater Shad in a copper rose color pattern. It has been working well for me lately. I headed back to the resort early since I needed to get back and wait for the delivery of a new refrigerator for one of our cabins.

The lake surface temp was about 83 degrees this morning on the main lake. The water level is fairly stable and sits at 560.65 ft msl. There is a thermocline formed around 25 feet deep. The water is clear on the main lake and slightly stained in the creeks.

Hummingbird Hideaway Resort has had a few cancellations recently which opens up a couple 3 bedroom cabins and a few 1 bedroom cabins in July. Give us a call for details if you are looking for a great place for a family vacation or just a quiet get away on the lake. Give us a call at 870-492-5113.

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