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5/20/22 Latest updates from guide Bob Bates

Friday, May 20, 2022

Quick crappie and hybrid/white bass updates from Bob Bates on the lower end.


With the lake on the fall, 715.97  and falling, the crappie have moved to deeper water  and the White bass and hybrids are on the feed.

I ditched the crappie for the week in favor of Hybrids and whites.  Just about everywhere I looked, I found either one or both and they were hungry.  I hope it stays that way for a couple of weeks before they start messing with the dam schedule. White Hybrid jigs with pearl bodies and 1oz green and white “Hotdogs” were a deadly duo.

With the lake falling the crappie have moved out into deeper water and are suspended at various depths with 18-20 being the catch depth.  Still jigs are the bait of choice but minnows are going to be looking good shortly.

Rain is still in the forecast and boy, have the storms been rough ones.  Watch the skies and your radar on you smart phone and beat the storm to the dock….

That’s it for now, but watch out for the other guy and remember your life jacket works best when worn…….

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