Lake Tobesofkee Fishing Report – October 2008
Tobesofkee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 82-84. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Good. Bass are staging on main-lake points and docks, and as the water cools, they’ll make a move back into the pockets, according to Clayton Batts. “These fish can be caught on the points with a Stanford Lures deep-diving Cedar Shad, a No. 6 Fat Free Shad or a Carolina-rigged Big Bite Baits 6-inch finesse worm in plum apple or green pumpkin. Any rocks or brushpiles on these points make them better, and generally when you catch one fish there are more in the area.” Clayton said to also look for a good dock bite. Fish the corners and up under the docks with a Big Bite Baits 1/8-oz. Fintwist shaky head threaded with a Biobait green-pumpkin finesse worm. “By the end of the month, look for the shaky-head bite to turn into a jig bite, especially if we get some more cooler weather. Fish a black/blue Spro finesse jig with a Big Bite Baits sapphire-blue trailer around the outer portions of the docks. The topwater bite should get even better as October goes on, with some fish schooling on the main lake. Fish topwater early and late around any main-lake grass or seawalls. Fish a Spro Hydro Pop in the easy-money color or a black 3/8-oz. Picasso buzzbait in these areas. The spinnerbait bite and crankbait bite should improve as the month goes on. Fish a white Picasso spinnerbait with double willow blades when the water is clear, and fish a white/chartreuse with double Colorado blades after a rain when the water gets some color. For the crankbait bite, a Stanford Lures Razor Shad or a Spro Little John are hard to beat. The best colors for crankbaits this time of year is anything that looks natural, such as the sexy-shad color in the Razor Shad and spooky shad in the Little John. Fish the Little John and Razor Shad off the edges of the the grass, seawalls, docks and rip-rap leading back into pockets off the main lake. If you start getting bites at the mouths of the pockets, run all the other pockets and just fish the mouths, and don’t waste any time going back any farther. The key to this bite is staying with the bait and how far it is in the pockets, and this changes daily with the water temperature,” Clayton said.
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