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 – Bass fishing has been good on the river with minnows, plastic worms, lizards and brush hogs or small crawdad crank baits. Catfish have been biting at night on trotlines baited with black saltys and gold fish. Crappie are hitting #6 and pink minnows. Bream are biting crickets and worms. Gar are fun to catch and will hit live minnows, black saltys or gold fish.
Sunset Lake – Catfish have been biting chicken livers, night crawlers, bait shrimp and stink baits. Bream fishing has been good with crickets and red worms. Crappie fishing has been slow but some are still catching a few early in the mornings on pink minnows. Bass have been hitting whacky rigged plastics, chatter baits, buzz baits and live minnows.
Lake Norrell – Bream fishing is good with crickets and red worms. Crappie have moved back out deep and are biting fair on #6 minnows and Kalins grubs. Bass fishing has been good early and late in the day as well as at night. Buzz baits, top water baits and floating worms have been working. Catfish are biting night crawlers, chicken livers, black saltys and gold fish.
Bishop Park Ponds – Bass are hitting live minnows, top water baits and floating worms. Bream fishing has been good with crickets, red worms and night crawlers. Crappie have been biting fair on pink or #6 minnows and Kalins grubs. Catfish have been biting well on chicken livers, bait shrimp and worms.
Lake Winona – Bream fishing has been good with crickets, red worms and night crawlers. Catfish have been biting great at night on black saltys, chicken livers, night crawlers and bait shrimp. Crappie have been slow to bite but some are still being caught on #6 minnows and pink minnows fished 8-10 ft. deep in 18-24 ft. of water. Bass are biting in the mornings and evenings on floating or Carolina rigged plastics, top water baits, buzz baits and spinner baits.