Lake Nottely Fishing Report – July 2007

GON Staff | July 13, 2007

Nottely: Level: 10.4 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 70s in the morning, low 80s in the afternoon. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Dead slow, said John Hembree, who was on the lake June 25 at daylight. A recent tournament was won by a guy with two fish, and second place had one fish. On June 25, John said they saw no bass breaking on top, but they did see some stripers and small schools of hybrids chasing bait. He was throwing Sammys and flukes and caught one striper in the 10- to 12-lb. range, and missed a couple of others. “You better be here at daylight, because it’s over early.” Most of the topwater activity was around marker three and the steep bank nearby. When the stripers and hybrids go down, you can sometimes find the schools on your graph in water in the 20- to 25-foot range and catch fish by dropping either a Flex-it spoon or a lead-head fluke.

Linesides: Good, according to guide Jeremy Seabolt. “It’s not as good as it was in mid June, but we are still catching some fish.” Jeremy said he had been catching a good number of hybrids around Point 3 and in Poteet Creek on downlined bluebacks. “I have been fishing the baits down 14 to 18 feet deep in 40 feet of water,” said Jeremy. There has been some schooling activity in the later afternoon, with the time between 6:30 and 8 p.m. being better than the last hour of the day. Jeremy’s favorite topwater plug is a 7-inch Pencil Popper, but a fluke, Sammy or Chug Bug will work, too, when the fish blow up.

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