Fishing Report – April 3, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 659.03 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).

Ken Minsky of Ken Minksy’s Loch Leven Guide Service said the main lake surface water temperature is still in the mid 40s at mid-lake (Point 24), but rises to the mid-50s as you go up the creek arms and find the shallower water. White bass are starting to get in the mood for a spawning run, but it’s hit-or-miss so far. It is going to take some steady warmer temperatures to get them going. Bass fishing has been hit-or-miss as well, but the sides of secondary points not too far back from the main lake are holding smallmouths, spotted bass and largmouths. For fly-fishermen, pink/white Clouser minnows and small, weighted crawfish patterns are working well cast to shore with the boat sitting in 35 feet of water. Most hits are occurring close to the boat when the presentation is kept super slow.


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