~ FISHING REPORT ~
Broken Bow Lake is 5 ft below normal pool elevation. The water temps are now in the low to mid 80's.
Summertime fishing is here. With the warmer water temps, most species of fish including bass and crappie, are making their move out to summer areas.
Bass fishing can be tricky during the summer months. Fishing early in the morning or late evening may be your best chance to target these fish.
A couple of different patterns to try are as follows:
During the early morning or late evening hours, try top water baits such as chugger style or walking style baits, both in a shad pattern color. Target main lake points or islands. Depths can start as shallow as a couple of feet deep and can extend out over water as deep as 25 feet. Also, always keep an eye out for surfacing fish, as this is a common occurrence during the summer months.
A second pattern to try is to fish deeper during the later morning hours. Target deeper points or under water islands with either a drop shot or swim bait. Good depths to start can range from 15-30 ft of water. A key to finding these fish is by using your electronics to find schools of bait fish, which in turn should have bass around them.
Crappie fishing is also very productive this time of year. Target deep brush piles with live minnows. Depths can range from 15-35 ft deep. Again, using your electronics can help you locate brush piles that have been sunken or that may be natural in the lake.
Finally, inquire about a new lake I am guiding on that can produce some good fishing during the heat of the summer!
I am booking for the summer months and into the fall, so call, text, or email me for availability, as I am filling up fast.
If you have any questions, feel free to call:
870-582-4561 (cell - call or text)
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