I have fish the last 2 mornings. Today was great but yesterday was a bust. LOL Yesterday I was fishing a deep-water creek on a creek channel swing. I found lots of striped bass 40 to 70 feet deep. I was sitting in roughly 70 feet of water. The fish would not bite. I had a few followers and lookers, but no takers. I had a friend, Glen, out with me so I was hoping to catch a few stripers. Well, no stripers, but the largemouth started surface feeding at daybreak and we caught some really nice size fish. Both of us were casting out a chrome Kastmaster with feather trailer. If we got the bait close to the boil, we had a fish immediately. It was fun and lasted for more than an hour. On our way home yesterday, I stopped on a main lake bluff line point and Glen did get to hook into a nice striper and gave it a quick release as it got close to the boat.  lol This morning, I was on my own and out looking for some hungry fish. Finally, after starting around 4AM I found what I was wanting back in another deep-water creek. Again, I was fishing a channel swing and was sitting in 69 to 75 feet of water. The striped/hybrid bass would come through 40 to 70 feet deep and this time some of the fish were hungry. I still had lookers, but the funny thing was when a fish was looking at my bait another fish would barge in and take the bait. What a blast to watch on my livescope screen. I wish I would have had a video. I ended up with 3 hybrids and a couple stripers. Most fish hit on a very slow reel up or on a slow fall. All fish swam away quickly. It will not be long until these fish will not swim away. The water is warming quickly, and the thermocline will be dropping. So, once you catch your limit it will be time to fish for other species. Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters guided a couple from Hummingbird Hideaway Resort. The Rucker’s are long time clients of Tom’s, and they had a blast as usual. Hybrids and Stripers gave them a battle.

The lake surface temp was about 86 degrees this morning on the main lake and creeks. The water level is slowly falling and sits at 560.28 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, a few 1 bedroom cabins and 1 two bedroom cabin for the weeks starting on 6/29 and 7/6/24. 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. Call at 870-492-5113.

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