Fishing Report – June 5, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 661.08 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).
Ken Minsky of Ken Minksy’s Loch Leven Guide Service said fish are on the move again to deeper water. As the water continues to warm past the mid-70s, the thermocline will continue to develop, and become more defined. The more defined it becomes, the more fish will relate to it. Focus your attention to main lake points and structure and deeper secondary points and structure.

Catfish continue to hit well on trotlines set in creek arms and main lake cuts.

Walleyes continue to hit well on slow-moving jigs at 25 to 35 foot depths over structure 40 to 60 feet deep. Small jigs in white, white/pink and white/green are producing the best.

White bass are hitting the same presentation and can be found at the same locations as walleyes, but will chase a faster retrieve. You’ll know when you’re in a school of whites when you are experiencing hits to the lure but not getting a hook-up. When this occurs, speed things up to trigger the strike.

Spotted bass have also moved deeper and are taking baits fished near the bottom of main lake structure. This year’s sharp decline in both threadfin and gizzard shad has put more pressure on crawfish as a food source. Consequently, expect spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass to be near bottom foraging for crayfish.

Crappies can be found over brush piles at 25 to 35 foot depths as well as relating to main lake structure.

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