Second week of Feb has ushered in warmer temperatures and nearly a 4 ft rise in water levels. Because of the later, there is a lot of floating debris that can be a nuisance while pulling planer boards or trolling U-rigs.
The down rod bite has remained the,main producer for activity and numbers. The fish are fairly deep and maybe driven deeper after passing fronts. We averaged 30-40 fish per outing this week, with a slow day after the cold front in which the clients only landed 27 fish.
We are looking forward to a great spring.https://www.littleriverguideservice.net
Fishing is not always fast catching and rainbows, and right now,
catching is tough on the "Hill". What's changed? you ask. The lake
drastically rose to 325.8. Only 4.2 ft below full pool. That was a 5 ft
change on a 71,000 acre lake. Tons and tons of new water will take
awhile to mix. The stuff the bait feeds on, the baitfish and the striped
predator fish have all found this situation NOT to their liking. The
past week has witnessed a 70 percent drop in catches. Today was even
worse. Good news, IT WILL GET BETTER. Maybe a few more days, maybe a
few more weeks, but when conditions get right, the bite will be
blistering hot. We are cancelling and rescheduling trips for the near
future until we can meet our expectations for a consistently high level
of performance. Time for some boat maintenance.Clarks hill fishing guide Www.littleriverguideservice.net