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July 9, 2019
Water level 189.81 msl
Water clarity Clear to slight stain
Water temperature Upper 80's
The afternoon rains have kept the water a few degrees cooler. The early morning top water bite near cover is holding true. Frogs and blade baits in tight are getting action. The deep cover is good on Carolina rigs. Big plastics are a good bet. Punching tight grass and reeds with creature baits is also working. Work an area slow and thoroughly, bass are holding tight in the cover and need to be finessed. This heat has them lethargic, they are feeding mostly at night when it cools off, slow presentations are the answer for now.
Crappie are still holding on deep brush piles, minnow tipped jigs will catch a mess.
Catfish are always dependable with cut bait on jugs. River cats are the best you will find to eat.
Keep a close eye on the afternoon storms. The lightning will come up on you fast. Plan to fish close to the ramp you launch from on your afternoon trips, don’t get caught in a dangerous situation. Drink plenty of water and keep the sunscreen with you.
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God Bless & Good Fishn'
Capt. Sam Williams