Lake Nottely Fishing Report – November 2009
Nottely: Level: 1.4 feet above full pool. Temp: 66 to 70 degrees. Clarity: Clear on the main lake; slight stain in the backs of the creeks.
Largemouth: Decent, but it should improve as November progresses. Nathan Lewis said the baitfish are starting to move into the creeks, but they have not yet made it all the way into the backs. Most of the baitfish are currently in the mouths of the creeks. You can find the largemouths shallow in 1 to 10 feet of water near the bait in brush and wood cover. Nathan likes a Texas-rigged worm for these fish. Cherry seed or green pumpkin are good colors. A jig ’n pig is also a good bet. Go with black/blue in stained water, and fish a brown/orange jig if the water is clearer. If the wind is up, there is also a good spinnerbait bite around these same areas.
Spotted Bass: Good and improving. Nathan said the spots are still on points and rocks in 10 to 15 feet of water. If you want to catch a bunch of fish, drop shot something small like a 4-inch Roboworm or a 3-inch Tiny Fluke. Aaron’s magic and green magic are good colors. If you’re looking for that one big bite, try a Texas-rigged 10-inch worm for your kicker fish. There have also been some spots up shallow mixed in with the largemouths in the brush. They’ll hit a spinnerbait, and they’ll also hit a fluke or a floating worm. Nathan likes a bubblegum or white fluke or worm. You can also catch some spots fishing docks with these same tactics, but the brush bite seems to be better, said Nathan.