Fishing should be good this month. The best fishing will be at night and early in the morning. Most species of fish will be spawning or have spawned by the end of this month.
Baitfish will be spawning mainly at night for the next few weeks. Water temperature will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.
Fishing will be best at night. Some fish will continue to spawn during the month of May. The best lures will be drop shots, shaky heads, Ned rigs, Carolina rigs, plastic worms and top water lures. Wake baits work best at night. Most largemouth bass will be caught on points, stumps shallow docks and rip rap shorelines. Please practice catch and release during the spawning season.
Fishing will be good. The best areas will be humps, stumps and shallow rocky points. The best lures will be Ned rigs, hair jigs, drop shot rigs, top water and Carolina rigs. The best areas will be in the mid- to the lower sections of the lake. Most smallmouth bass will continue to spawn this month. Cloudy days are good times to try your luck. Light line will increase the chances to catch smallmouth bass. Night fishing will be fair.
Fishing will improve after they spawn. Stripers will be caught in the mid- to lower sections of the lake and in the larger creeks. The best lures will be swim baits, top water lures and Zoom flukes fished on 3/8- to 3/4- ounce lead heads. Fish will start to school during the month of May. They can be caught as deep as 40 feet.
Fishing at night will be good this month. Live bait fished on planer boards and down lines are also good methods this month.
Crappie fishing has been excellent this past month. Most fish will have spawned by the end of this month. They will be found at depths of 2 to 12 feet. The best areas will be in the main creeks around docks, fallen trees, stumps and brush piles in the mid- to upper parts of the lake. Small live minnows and 1½- to 2-inch tubes or shad-shaped plastic lures fished on 1/32- to 1/16-ounce lead heads will work best to catch crappie this month.
Tips of the month
Most larger fish will be caught at night during the month of May. Continue to look for spawning baitfish on rocky shorelines. Wear a life jacket and never fish alone at night. Make sure running lights are on after dark. Remember to practice catch and release and take a kid fishing
Most species of fish have spawned. Water temperature will be in the 70s to near 80 by the end of the month. Night fishing will be the best time to try your luck this month.
Fishing for largemouth bass should be good. Best lures will be plastic worms, Ned rigs, drop shot rigs, crank baits, top water lures, Carolina rigs and shaky heads. Points, brush piles, rock piles, ledges and deep docks will be the best areas to try your luck. Best depths will be from the surface to 25 feet. The best time will be at night when the shad are spawning. Best lures at night are wake baits, large plastic worms and football head jigs.
Fishing will be fair. Best areas will be humps, stumps and rocky areas. Best lures will be tubes, Ned rigs, top water lures, hair jigs and medium and deep diving crank baits. Best areas will be in the mid- to the lower sections of the lake. Cloudy days with light wind and at night are good times. Look for areas with rocks, stumps and flats near deep water.
Fishing should be good this month. Stripers will be caught in the midsections of the lake, the lower sections toward the dam and in the large creeks. Best lures will be swim baits, buck tails and Zoom flukes fished on ½- to ¾-ounce lead heads. The best time to fish is cloudy days, early morning, nighttime (when the shad are shallow) and late afternoon. The best depths will be from the surface to 60 feet. Live bait fished on down lines and planer boards will work this month. They will constantly be on the move. Try to find the largest concentration of shad to locate the striped bass. Night fishing will be fair this month. Lures like Red Fins, Thunder Sticks, large Rapalas and wake baits work when the shad come to the shoreline at night.
Fishing for crappie will be fair. The best depths will be 5 to 15 feet. Crappie will be found around deep docks, brush piles and fallen trees. Docks with brush piles are usually good areas to hold crappie. Small live minnows and 1½- to 2-inch tubes or shad-shaped plastic lures fished on 1/16- to 1/8-ounce lead heads will work best to catch crappie this month. Best areas are the main creeks and the upper section of the both main channels.
Tips of the month
Night fishing will be the best time to try your luck. Always wear a life jacket. Try to find the areas with the largest concentration of baitfish. Make sure running lights are on after dark. Reports about local fishing are available on The Bass Cast Radio Show. Be courteous, obey all the boating laws and take a kid fishing.