Fishing Report – April 10, 2014
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 659.21 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).
Ken Minsky of Ken Minksy’s Loch Leven Guide Service said the big change to the mid-lake area (Point 24) is the dogwoods have started blooming and the turkeys have started to gobble! The main lake temperature is up a few degrees since last week, to about 51 degrees. The fish remain undecided, making short movements into shallower water as the water warms in the afternoon and back out again in the evenings. Look for movements in larger creek arms, fishing shallow and moving deeper until you find fish. The best results are still with a deep and slow presentation over 35 feet of water, casting toward shore on secondary points. Expect hits to come when the bait is at least halfway back to the boat keeping your lure as deep as possible. Smaller shad and crawfish imitations seem to be the most productive.