For bass, frogs, spinnerbaits, and jigs have been the best options around laydowns and vegetation. Areas above the Tombigbee River and near the locks have been attracting more anglers looking to catch some decent spotted bass.
Crappie anglers are targeting woody cover in 8 to 15 feet of water. McDougal Branch and Ashcraft Hollow have been popular areas as well as the main lake across from Piney. Jigs with minnows have been the most popular technique.
Crappie anglers are struggling to catch more than 10 to 15 crappie per day. Contrasting colored jigs in orange or red, mixed with some chartreuse have been working for some. Other anglers are opting for minnows.
Elvis Presley Lake
Bream fishing is pretty good and should continue to pick up as the water temperatures continue to warm. Anglers have been catching 15-20 on crickets lately. Also, try around the fishing piers and along the road bed in the upper end of the lake.
Crappie anglers are using small boats to fish 5 to 6 feet deep in the shade of trees with jigs or minnows. Other anglers are trolling 8 to 12 feet deep over 20 or more feet of water for suspended fish out from the edges of flooded vegetation.
Lake levels remain extremely high. Use extra caution. Best luck for crappie has been fishing bright colored jigs or a minnow 8 to 12 feet deep slow-trolling out from the trees in 16 to 20 feet of water.
Early in the mornings there is a good topwater bass bite around rocks and docks. Chatterbaits, squarebill crankbaits, Carolina rigs, swimbaits and spoons are working once the topwater bite subsides.
Lake Lamar Bruce
Bass fishing is good on soft plastics and crankbaits, with senkos and flukes are working around deeper shoreline areas. A few anglers have had success with white spinnerbaits.
Best luck for crappie has been slow-trolling jigs or minnows 8 to 14 feet deep in 15 to 20 feet of water out from the trees. Some are trying crankbaits. Fish are very scattered and 5 to 8 keepers is a good day.
Tombigbee State Park
Anglers are targeting crappie in the main lake around any brush tops in the 5- to 15-foot range. Bream are beginning to heat up as well.