Lake Tobesofkee Fishing Report – May 2009
Tobesofkee: Level: Full Pool. Temp: 68-71 degrees. Clarity: Heavily stained.
Bass: Fair. Clayton Batts reports, “The bite is tough right now. Some fish are still on the bed, but most of them have already spawned. There is a shad spawn first thing in the morning around grassbeds and rip-rap, but most of the fish around the shad are hybrids and stripers. Throw a chartreuse/white Picasso spinnerbait or a Spro Little John crankbait up in the grass or right on the rip-rap, and move it just fast enough not to get hung up. Most of the fish are still very shallow right now. The most-consistent pattern after the sun comes up is flipping a Big Bite Baits finesse worm in green pumpkin or a Big Bite Baits lizard in junebug. Flip around any shoreline grass or wood in 1 to 6 feet of water. By the middle of May look for the bite to increase substantially. There will be a good topwater bite in a few weeks as the bass begin to feed up again after the spawn. Throw a Pop-R around seawalls and grass in the mid-lake area, and if there are shad still spawning, even better. When the sun comes up, look for the fish to back out to brushpiles in the 6- to 10-foot range. Throw a Big Bite Baits 6-inch finesse worm in green pumpkin or red bug, and let it soak when you hit the brush.”
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