Lake level: 446.5 feet
Average daytime water temp is 54 degrees. Stripers are hitting live shad and artificial baits like the Pointer 128s, green-tailed Bass Assassins & 3/4-ounce Rat-L-Traps in shad/white patterns fished around the island and mouth of the river.
Best time has been predawn hours from 4 a.m. to an hour past first light. Trolling anchovies has been producing some fair-sized limits during the am hours.
Deep bait fishing (30-40 feet) with nightcrawlers has been producing some quality stringers of 2-pound plus redear sunfish. Smallmouth bass are hitting Rat-L-Traps and 10-15 foot diving cranks in white or shad patterns. Target primary points near shad schools where smallies school up and hunt crawdads during daylight hours. Smallmouth bass feed primarily by sight and prefer clear water and sunshine for hunting crawdads and shad.