According to Lakeside Pro Bass, fishing is excellent. However, changeable weather patterns and heavy rain can affect fishing quickly. The crappies are spawning or have spawned and moved out. Some fish are still being caught but have to be hunted. Bluegill fishing is great with numbers of nine inch fish showing up. Finding spawning fish can produce large catches in a short amount of time. The Reserve is producing well along with waters around Long Island.
The saugeye fishermen are out in full force. Both bank and boat fishermen are having success. Weather and wind direction have a major effect on bank fishing for saugeye. Dream Bridge is producing some fish as is the main lake along the south and west banks. Some channels are also producing saugeye. Fishermen are doing well trolling before storms. A few nine and ten pounders have been reported. Fishermen are trolling various crankbaits like the Flicker Shad or drifting with nightcrawler harnesses. Indian Lake has a 15-inch limit on saugeye and walleye. A few saugeye are being caught below the spillway.
Bass fishermen are catching fish and tournaments are reflecting a good year. Winning limits of five fish are running between 13 and 15 pounds. Big bass are running over five pounds. Catfishing has been excellent and according to reports, a few big flatheads have already been landed. Many of the flatheads currently being caught are in the 7-8 pound range. Fish over 40 pounds are expected to be caught this year, and fishermen are rapidly learning how to catch these big fish.