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Fishing Report for September 22nd – September 28th

Lake Shelbyville Best Bet…Crappie on Fire/White Bass biting too!!

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Water temps are running about 71 and the north end is stained to almost dirty. The south end has some color but for the most part is still clear. There is still a thermocline on the south end running about 28 feet deep.

We are still drifting minnows over down trees and brush down about 12-15 feet deep in much deeper water. Anywhere from Eagle Creek on down to the dam. Back in August the fish were more stacked up and you could get twenty or more from just one spot. Now you get a half dozen you better move on.

We are doing well on jigs in areas that has some wind or color and at low light periods. My best color has been an orange Deep Ledge Jig with an orange and chartreuse Midsouth tube. I have tried several other colors and the fish just nip at it but this color they inhale it.

Anywhere it is dead calm the minnows are still working much better so we are staying back about thirty feet and working the brush with the slip bobbers.

As for the white bass I am still getting them deep on a drop shot rig and a minnow mid lake to south end. twenty to twenty-five foot deep on a rough bottom with rocks and stumps. They are not bunched up but we are getting very nice fish pushing two-pounds each.

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