Big Bob's fishing report: Oct. 25, 2017
Crappie fishing on both lakes has been good with exceptional catches on Bull Shoals. Several anglers have reported shallow schools of crappie feeding on shad. Needless to say, live minnows work very well, and we have them in stock. Look for any stick-up in fairly shallow water and start fishing. Bass fishing has remained consistent with whopper poppers and buzz baits both working well. Crank baits and spinnerbaits have also been effective. The main lake seems to be producing more fish than the creeks.
Big bluegill are still active along main lake bluffs in 25 or more feet of water. Some of these fish are close to a pound and make for great eating. Night crawlers work well on the big bluegills. Several anglers have picked up keeper walleye while fishing for bluegill.
On Nov. 1 we are scheduled to receive about 1,100 of the locally produced minnow used on the Bama rig. Bluegill-colored, smoke purple, blue and smoke-red will all be available. By the time we receive them, the Bama rig should be in full swing.