July and August: Hot Catfish Action Returns in the Summer Months!
Locate stumps lining the river channel edge and tie off in 20 to 25 foot of water. Use a bag of cattle cubes to bring the fish to you. Dump half of a bag of cubes on two different locations and come back to the first.
Then, tie up and get your boat back in the same position. Using a spinning reel with a treble hook, an 1/8 ounce egg sinker and a piece of cut sponge wrapped around it; dip it in the bait and drop it to the bottom. Stay in contact with the bottom raising the bait up and down slowly until you feel some resistance. Then set the hook! On most days you can catch limits of fish in just a few hours.
September: Largemouth Bass
With the first cold fronts of the year beginning to move in, the bass will begin to feed on shad in preparation for the cold weather when they will begin to selectively feed. This is good for fishermen who love aggressive strikes that a spinnerbait can bring.
If you’re on the water this time of year immediately after a cold front (up to the 3rd day after) and it is at daylight or an overcast day, locate the rip rap rock around the lake and start by throwing a small single blade spinner bait at the rocks then retrieving it back at a very fast rate where the bait is waking the surface. This is a very productive and very fast way to catch a number of fish that will attempt to pull the rod out of your hand.
The next thing to try would be a Pop'r or a Zara Spook or other top water lure. Work these baits in the same areas and alternate between the spinnerbait to determine which the bass want on that particular day.
Later in the day move out to offshore structures and throw crankbaits around them!