fishing report provided by lIThia fishing guide ken wilson

CRAPPY STILL BITING GOOD...

8/16/2017

Ken says:  The lake level stands at 599.07 as of todays report and is at normal summer pool is 599.7The tail water flow is 70 (cfs). Tail water fishing report has been fair to good on the crappie, white bass, catfish and Muskie. Evenings and first light our your best time. On the lake the crappie are good and  still out In 8-12 feet of water so we have been trolling 200- 300 series Bandit crank baits and bottom bouncer with spinner rigs. We look for the shad schools on main lake and the mouth of coves on the depth finder and you can see the crappie and white bass underneath the shad schools. Use line counter reels so you know how much line you have out and run your speed at .08- 1.6 on gps . The learning curve on this technique is short so by midday you should have it down. White bass are slow to fair with some coming on two jig rigs on days you have wind on sand flats on what's left off the flooded vegetation. If no wind it is a hit a miss so we been targeting the crappie which are more reliable and better table fair.. The large mouth bass should be on main lake pointsup in the day and shallow early in morning. Buzz bait early in morning will work here. Then when sun gets high in the sky go to black and blue brush hog or 10" red shad worm on a heavy shaky head jig to get through the heavy cover. Heavy rod and line are a must to get these fish out of the cover. Walleye are slow are fair and can be caught from first light and evenings up feeding on sand flats and rocks and the outside of boat ramps rock. Also they can be caught trolling shad raps on main lake points up in the day. Be safe and watch for other boaters... Tight Lines 

TROLLING BITE STILL GOOD AND GETS BETTER IN SUMMER HEAT..

7/11/2017

Ken says:  The lake level stands at 600.24 as of todays report and is on the way down. Normal summer pool is 599.7 As it stands now we are a little over 1 foot over summer pool. The tail water flow is 242 (cfs)  The crappie are still out In 8-12 feet of water so we have been trolling 200- 300 series Bandit crank baits. We look for the shad schools on main lake and the mouth of coves on the depth finder and you can see the crappie and white bass underneath the shad schools. Use line counter reels so you know how much line you have out and run your speed at 1.6 on gps . The learning curve on this technique is short so by midday you should have it down. The large mouth bass should be on main lake points up in the day and shallow early in morning. Buzz bait early in morning will work here. Then when sun gets high in the sky go to black and blue brush hog or 10" red shad worm on a heavy shaky head jig to get through the heavy cover. Heavy rod and line are a must to get these fish out of the cover. Walleye can be caught from first light up feeding on sand flats and rocks and the outside of boat ramps rock. Also they can be caught trolling shad raps on main lake points up in the day. Be safe and watch for other boaters... Tight Lines .

 

 

FISHING TIPS
Blue Gill  Crappie   Catfish  White Bass  Walleye   Muskie  Large
Mouth Bass
 Carp 
April POOR GOOD POOR GOOD POOR GOOD POOR POOR
May GOOD BEST GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD
June BEST BEST GOOD BEST BEST GOOD BEST GOOD
July BEST GOOD BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Aug. GOOD GOOD BEST BEST GOOD BEST GOOD BEST
Sept. GOOD GOOD BEST BEST POOR GOOD GOOD BEST
Oct. POOR BEST GOOD GOOD POOR GOOD GOOD POOR
Nov. POOR BEST POOR GOOD POOR GOOD POOR POOR

This fishing report is presented as a service of Lithia Springs Marina on beautiful Lake Shelbyville. It will be updated as conditions change and fishing success varies. The report is composed from reports of various fishermen. 

The lake level is normal summer pool.  The water temperature is in the  40's.  The crappie are slowing down but still hitting scattered out in the timber.  Fish from about 5 ft deep and deeper around the standing timber and on the dropoffs  minnow or small crappie jigs.  Some nice fish are being caught.  Largemouth bass are moving into the banks and on the main lake points.  Use plastic worms and small crank baits.  Walleye and Muskie are slow.

Please be careful.  WEAR your life jacket.  There are few boaters on the lake and hypothermia sets in quickly.  Remember, Gas Dock is closed for the season.  For more safety information please click here.