Clarity: 4-6 feet
Primary Locations: long flat points with Shad (8-20 ft)
Baits: topwater, swimbait, and football jigs
Found Bass early in the morning starting at dawn. The bite in early lasted until 8:30-9:00. Fish seemed to be running in small packs or singles. Did not find a large school, but they were pushing 2-3” Shad. Fan casted or targeted fish that were aggressively pushing. They would hit the bait immediately and might give you 1-2 opportunities to hook up. The fish were a mixed bag of spotted bass and smallies ranging from 12-15 inches (just fun to catch). I also used a 3/8 or 1/2 oz Football Jig to target fish lower in the water column, and the jig scored my biggest fish of the trip. Overall, caught 20-25 fish total. Not bad for my first summer trip in a number of years. Best part of the trip was seeing my grandma for the first time since winter 2019. We spent close to 6 hours just catching up.