As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 653.7 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).
water temperature is 78-81 degrees. Walleye are biting well on jigging spoons, night crawlers and crankbaits fished 20 to 30 feet deep. Bottom bouncers with a half or full night crawler on a spinner rig or plain hook is probably the most productive way to catch walleyes throughout the day from mid-morning till sunset. Jigging spoons are working well on main lake points, drop-offs and brushpiles in the mornings, and under schools of shad throughout the day. Bass fishing is also good in 5-25 feet using night crawlers or crayfish on a split-shot rig on points and around brushpiles. Carolina- or Texas-rigged soft-plastic lizards or worms on brushpiles, as well as tube baits fished on a jighead, are working well. Crappie fishing is good on jigs fished shallow overbrush piles (5-15 feet) starting shallow in the early morning and working deeper as the sun gets up with a slip bobber on light line. I have seen good limits of crappie being cleaned by noon in the Diamond City to Tucker Hollow area the last couple of weeks.