Currently we are in an excessive heat wave with the last four days being well over 100 degrees which has gotten the daytime water temps up into the low 80's. The bite has turned tougher for myself and my customers. I have started to work the deeper sections of the lake working deeper rockpiles and ledges. Fishing the upper end of the lake where the water is shallow has been a real challenge due to the massive weed growth. With the weed growth, it takes some different techniques and baits and a lot of work covering water in order to get a few bites. This limits a lot of what my customers are capable of doing. There has been some topwater action early in the morning and late in the evening on baits such as, topwater frogs, spooks, buzz baits, rico style poppers and wake baits. This bite is also a limited bite that requires being the right place at the right time and making a lot of casts. On the upper end of the lake the fish are positioned in the deeper weed beds and under the deeper docks that offer shade. Working topwater baits around these weed edges and in the open pockets of the weeds, plus using punch style baits and weedless drop shot baits will result in some fish being caught. Throwing weightless senko's under the docks in the shade areas is also a good bet. On the deeper rock piles, try your drop shot, jig's & shakey head worms. With this summer heat, fishing early morning or late evening is your best bet unless you can stand the heat, then tossing a topwater frog in the heat of the day on the weed mats can be the ticket. That's it for now, water is hot so don't carry the fish around, take a picture and let them go right away. Email for any info needed, God Bless, Bob
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