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 – Some have been catching some nice crappie off of crappie minnows. Bass have been doing good on black saltys, Zoom zlinky’s in green pumpkin color also in the brush hogs, Trotlines baited up with black saltys and goldfish have been bringing in some good catch of catfish and bass too. Bream have been plentiful off of crickets.
Sunset Lake – Fresh chicken livers have pretty well been the key for catching some good catfish there. Crappie have been biting early in the morning and later in the evenings fishing deep with both pink & regular crappie minnows. Some bass have been doing good off of minnows, zing tails, plastics and spinner baits. Bream have been doing great on crickets and red worms.
Lake Norrell – Crappie fair on pink & #6 crappie minnows. Bass have been doing well off of black salty’s, plastic worms and spinner baits. Bream, especially the big red ear have been great off of crickets. Catfish have been good off of night crawlers, bait shrimp and shad & skip jack.
Bishop Park Ponds – These ponds too have been good on catfish using the fresh chicken livers. With mainly the back one doing better on them. The bream have been good though on both of them. Bass have been fair on plastics and also some being caught off small spinner baits. Some reports of small crappie being caught off of pink crappie minnows and Kalin’s bleeding Tennessee shad 2″ grubs.
Lake Winona – Crappie fair off of #6 crappie minnows and blue and white crappie jigs. Catfish good off goldfish, bait shrimp and night crawlers. Bass have been going after the black saltys. Bream good on crickets and also red worms.