Lake Nottely Fishing Report – June 2007

GON Staff | May 29, 2007

Nottely: Level: Down 7.6 feet below full pool. Temp: 72-73 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Hit-or-miss, according to guide Nathan Stuart. “If it was windy, I would hit main-lake points with topwater baits,” he said. “If there is no wind, I’d head back in the coves and fish plastic worms in brush.” Nathan’s worm rig is a Texas rig with a 1/8-oz. weight and a green-pumpkin worm. “Anything green is the rule.”

Linesides: Good, according to striper and hybrid guide Jeremy Seabolt. “I was out this morning and caught six in the 10- to 12-lb. range,” he said. “Caught 20 the day before — stripers and hybrids.” There has been a good topwater bite at daybreak between Point 6 and the dam. Jeremy has been pulling live bluebacks on freelines early in the morning and throwing blue-and-silver Pencil Poppers to breaking fish. The best schooling has been between Points 4 and 5, he said. After the sun comes up, he switches to downlined bluebacks. The fish have been showing a preference for bigger baits, he said. “The key is to pull big bluebacks. They don’t want a 6-inch bait, but if you’ll put out a 7- or 8-inch bait, they will hit that.” The stripers are still up the river, said Jeremy. He said there had been some good catches of stripers up to about 15 pounds that were caught on Red Fins. In the evening, Conley Creek is a good place to go for hybrids, he said.

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