Happy New Year to all, hope you were able to get out with your family and enjoy some of what Mother Nature has to offer.
Striper fishing on Beaver Lake has been steady. Guides have been doing good at catching stripers and miscellaneous other fish currently on their trips. It`s always a bonus to catch a different species of fish other than what you are targeting that day. They have been trolling deep with live bait and throwing umbrella rigs 20-30 feet.
Really good reports that crappie are in the brush in and around main river channels. Crappie are hitting minnows and jigs fished straight up and down on both Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake.
On the White River trout fishing has been good, if you can find time to fish with all the generating they have been doing. Fly fishing has been good. Try pheasant tail size 14, root beer midge, and some good old standbys, olive woolly buggers (sizes 8, 10) or Y2Ks.
This week I followed some of my own advice and headed out to SWEPCO Lake looking at eagles, and got into some good fishing for catfish and bass – lordy, lordy we had some fun. Rich and I met up with Richard and his friend, Shad. They were on top of their game and showed up at the boat ramp at 6:23 to get a parking spot.
Shad Church hung this monster bass, 23 in. 6 lbs. 8 oz., all before we could get there with brunch/lunch. Finessing soft plastics on points and mouth of the coves is a good bet.
You can see the catch and release pictures on our Facebook page at Custom Adventures Guide Service. Book a trip or get a gift certificate, (479) 363-9632, and take a kid fishing!