Lake Nottely Fishing Report – October 2007
Nottely: Level: 23.9 feet below full pool. Canal Lake ramp is completely out of the water; Johnson’s Boat ramp is still usable, but barely. Hannah’s is open, but you better have good brakes. Temp: 77 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: John Hembree was on the lake Sept. 20 and said he could not get a bite fishing worms in brushpiles. “It may be like Chatuge where the fish seem to have pulled out into open water to chase bait,” said John. When John moved to open water and started throwing a weighted fluke or a Sammy to breaking fish, he caught some spots.
Linesides: When we talked to Jeremy Seabolt on Sept. 21, he had just come off the water. “I had five guys and we only caught seven fish, but four of them were over 20 pounds.” The fishing has been good with catches of 10 to 20 fish per day. “It has been all stripers,” said Jeremy. “Usually we are catching hybrids this time of year, but I haven’t seen a hybrid in two weeks. They have disappeared.” Jeremy said he was catching fish 15 to 20 feet deep on live bait fished over humps. Topwater activity has been absent. For someone new to the lake, Jeremy recommended fishing live bait right in front of the dam. “There are a lot of fish there,” he said. “Just watch for fish 20 to 50 feet deep, and drop live bait to them. If you can get over a school, you might have six rods go down at once,” he said.
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