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Fishing Report May 30- June 5

Lake Shelbyville Best Bet… WHITE BASS WOW and crappie

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Water temps have risen into the low 70’s and the lake is at summer pool and water color is fine everywhere. The report is pretty much the same as last week except the water temps have risen some.

With the warmer water temps at least I am seeing about 10 walleye/sauger a day but they are running small. I am sure soon the larger fish will show up. We are catching them in with the white bass pulling spinner rigs.

The white bass have been wearing me out this past week. I have had multiple days of 200 fish. For the most part we are pulling bottom bouncers and spinner rigs tipped with minnows but crawlers would work just fine. We are trolling them at 1.4mph on drops with wind blowing into them. Most days we have over a hundred before 10:00 so the action is very good. The best colors have been white or chartreuse number four Colorado blades.

If my clients want to once I locate the school we have been using my Candystripers and throwing off the ledge and bouncing them back up. I tie on a hair jig a foot above it and catch two at once. These fish are pushing or exceeding two-pounds so it has been a blast and boy are my hands raw from this.

The crappie are biting on the summer spots on the south end which is points leading into or out of coves with deep brush on them. Any point on the main lake will suffice. We are using a slip bobber and minnow set at 8-12ft. I mark the brush then pull off to the side to keep from spooking the fish. We move often since we catch a lot of small fish mixed in with the bigger ones.

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