The lake remains muddy after continued rains. Bass are in a post spawn pattern. Crappie anglers catching a few fish close to any shallow woody cover.
The bass bite has been good in newly flooded cover up shallow. Crappie action is still coming from Ashcraft and Mcdougal in the timber.
Crappie are still being caught out of the gravel pits around vegetation and woody cover where they are holding near any wood or brush. Jigs seem to be the lure of choice.
Elvis Presley Lake
Bass are staging on primary flats and points. Topwaters, flukes and spinnerbaits are best. Target brushtops and laydowns in the 10- to 18-foot range. Red worms and crickets are producing decent catches of bream around bedding areas 5 to 7 feet deep.
The few bigger crappie that have not spawned yet should be spawning about 5 feet deep unless we get another significant water rise.
Crappie have started to move a little deeper with fish suspending 3 to 4 feet deep in 6 to 7 feet of water out from spawning areas.
Bass anglers were catching fish in all depths and a really good flipping and swimbait bite developed in the flooded cover. Areas like the Cow Pasture, Indian Creek and the backs of cuts in Bear Creek have all been great. Mills Creek, Goat Island and Yellow Creek continue to be hot spots for crappie.
Lake Lamar Bruce
For bass, anglers are throwing spinnerbaits and topwaters around the bushes and laydowns. Night fishing is starting to get good as well. Bream anglers continue to fish along the bottom with meal and redworms.
For crappie, fish bigger jigs and minnows in 2 to 5 feet of water to reduce the percentage of short fish biting. Anglers are reporting better success on keepers fishing 5 to 7 feet deep.
Tombigbee State Park
Crappie are hanging around any cover they can find in the 6- to 12-foot depth range. The bream are moving shallow but aren’t spawning. Most are being caught around shallow cover in the coves.