Lake Level 449.07

Striper fishing is good if you can locate the schools of shad around the island, chalk cliffs and Winsor State Park. Green-tailed bass assassins rigged on 3/8- to ½-oz leadheads have been producing quality fish around sunup and sundown when cast offshoreor trolled near shad schools.

Live shad are also producing plenty of quality sized stripers of 3-6 pounds.

Smallmouth bass are hitting good on small white or shad-colored jerkbaits such as the pointer 78, 100 or 78DD.

Deep diving crawdad colored crankbaits (8-15 feet) are working good around rocks or gravel/rock shorelines where smallies are hunting crawdads.

Late season catfish bite is still good using live shad or bluegill for flathead cats. Channel cats are biting good on sardines, mackerel or shrimp.