Crappie anglers are targeting the old river runs with woody and/or grassy cover along the deeper banks. The shade from various forms of cover can play a big role in positioning fish this time of year.
Crappie anglers are targeting brushtops 15 to 25 feet deep, and cover with both minnows and jigs. An early morning and late evening shallow bass bite continues around the beds of hydrilla and pondweed scattered around the lake. Patches of grass with deeper water nearby are best.
Bass anglers are targeting the deeper sides of old river runs and old creek runs.
Elvis Presley Lake
Crappie anglers are targeting the deeper waters along the dam near the drain structure and around deep, off shore structure with any cover.
For crappie, concentrate trolling efforts in the mouths of major creek coves and the main lake 6 to12 feet deep over deeper water.
Work crankbaits or troll bigger minnows 10 to 16 feet deep in 15 to 20 feet of water for crappie.
Crappie anglers continue to target Yellow and Bear Creeks targeting 12 to 20 feet of water. Any woody cover in that depth range should be like a magnet for crappie.
Lake Lamar Bruce
Bream anglers are tightlining crickets and worms along the primary dropoffs in 4 to 6 feet of water.
For crappie, fish 10 to 12 feet deep in 12 to 15 or more feet of water, especially around timber. For bass, fish any cover on the edges of channels as shallow bass move to the main lake. Otherwise, fish deeper water off major points and ledges.
Tombigbee State Park
Bass anglers are targeting the water willow along the banks early and late in the day with various weedless presentations. Crappie anglers are using both jigs and minnows around any cover in 15 to 25 feet of water.
Trace State Park
Trace Lake has abundant bass under a pound, and they have been biting well since the lake opened. Anglers should target shallow cover with small spinnerbaits, roostertails, buzzbaits and poppers during the twilight hours.