Lake Tobesofkee Fishing Report – April 2008
Tobesofkee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 58-62 degrees. Clarity: Stained.
Bass: Good. “The key to having a good bag this time of year is finding the big females that haven’t moved up to spawn yet,” Clayton Batts said. “There are a lot of buck bass moving up in the 1- to 3-foot range around grass, wood or any other shallow cover. The bigger females have not made the move all the way up to the banks yet. They are staging out in 4 to 6 feet of water around the first drop or first piece of cover around the spawning areas. The key to catching these big females is to just slow down. If the water starts to clear up, you will then be able to start sight fishing by the end of the month and into April. Look around the inside dock posts or around the sandy bottoms in the backs of pockets and coves. By mid to late April, you will have fish in all parts of the spawn,” Clayton said. See the article on page 104.
Crappie: The crappie are in coves to spawn, Clayton said. “Large numbers are being caught on Hal Fly jigs in red/green/yellow and black/yellow/black-yellow. There are also fish being caught on green/chartreuse-tip and black/chartreuse-tip Triple Tip Grubs. Fish are being caught slow trolling as shallow as 2 feet, with about 8 being the deepest.”
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