~ FISHING REPORT ~
Broken Bow Lake is finally back to normal pool elevation with all boat ramps back open. Water temps are in the mid to upper 80’s.
Summertime time fishing can present the biggest challenge of the year. As the water temps really warm up, the fish tend to suspend a lot, and also go out deeper to feed and roam.
Largemouth and spotted bass:
During the summer, these two species become very difficult to catch. If you're trying to target them, finding the bait, such as shad is the key. Surfacing or schooling activity may be your best bet on catching this species. Good areas to look are major creek arms and also out along the old river channel. Baits to have rigged and ready would be a top water, such as a walking style bait, small swim baits, and maybe a rattle trap.
White bass: This species can be caught this time of year by using electronics and finding schools bunched around bait fish. Depths can range from 30-45 ft of water. Flats, creek channel swings, and main lake humps or ledges are good starting points. Best bet tackle wise would be a jigging spoon in 3/4 ounce to 1 ounce in size. Don’t be surprised if you catch a bonus walleye or two mixed in with them.
Crappie: Brush piles and standing timber are key in finding these tasty fish. Depths can range from 15-30 ft. Minnows are your best bet during the heat of the summer but they can be caught on small crappie jigs as well.
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