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 – Bream fishing has been fast and fun for customers using cricets and red worms. Catfish have been bitting minnows, worms and goldfish and black salty’s and bream especially on trotlines. Bass are biting minnows, small spinner baits and lizards and Rebel crawdads. Crappie are biting fair on crappie minnows and Kali’s grubs.
Sunset Lake – Customers have telling us they’re catching catfish on fresh chicken livers, minnows, bait shrimp and stink baits. Bream are moving up shallow biting crickets and red worms and brown rock hoppers. Bass are doing best in the morning on black salty’s and floating worms. Crappie fishing have seem to pick up later in the evening with crappie minnows and pink ones too. Also with the crappie nibbles.
Lake Norrell – Crickets and red worms have been catching some really nice bream. Look for beds in shallow water but don’t forget to fish around the structure as well. We’ve seen some big ones come from deep water on Lake Norrell. Catfish have been biting fair at night on night crawlers, minnows, fresh chicken livers, live crawdads. Bass have been biting early in the mornings, late in the day and at night on buzz baits, floating worms and black salty’s. Crappie been fair on crappie minnows and kalins grubs.
Bishop Park Ponds – Have been doing good on cricket and worms in both ponds. Crappie fishing has been better in the back pond but most have been small to medium sized. #6 crappie minnows are catching them in the last hour of daylight. Catfish have been biting slow to fair for customers using minnows, fresh chicken livers and bait shrimp. Bass are liking black salty’s, goldfish, live crawdads. And also red/ black core trick worms and watermelon /red trick worms.
Lake Winona – Crappie are biting crappie minnows and various colors of Bobby Garland and Kalins jigs and grubs. Cajun cricket and Tennessee shad are the hottest colors right now. Some really nice bream have been caught on crickets. Both bass and catfish are hitting live crawdads, goldfish and black salty’s.