Steve & Lisa Spencer give tips and conditions for local fishing holes in Saline County in this column. See more info about Steve and Lisa at the end.
Saline River – Lots of bass being reported caught off of live crawfish, black salty’s and brush hogs. One of my customers said his girlfriend had caught a big walleye off of a black salty. Thinking it was a bass, ending up cutting her thumb up while trying to lip it. These have teeth, don’t lip them. Bream have been good off of crickets and redworms. Brown rockhoppers have also done well for catching not only bream but crappie too.
Sunset Lake – Was stocked with catfish Wednesday, May 6th. And they have been hitting near about anything you throw out there. People have been using black salty’s & goldfish and been returning to purchase more. With stories of have caught several catfish. They are also doing very good off of fresh chicken livers. I have boxed up 120 pounds last week. And 80 pounds more this weekend. My livers have never been frozen. Which makes a difference, when you freeze it then thaw it out it actually weakens it. Others have been catching bream using crickets and red worms. The hotter it gets the better the bream bite. While crickets are the biggest choice of most people. Superworms and wax worms are also great for catching the bream. Bass have been doing good off of black salty’s and also trick worms fished wacky style. Crappie have been being got some off of pink minnows and #6 crappie minnows. This lake has a limit of 3 catfish per person. You can find Sunset Lakes fish limits in the regulation book.
Bishop Park Ponds – Bream seem to be doing good off of the dock on the pond in the back with redworms. Few crappie have been reported off of #6 crappie minnows. Catfish have been doing good on stink baits and fresh chicken livers. Bass been doing good off of crawfish and plastics.