Paradise PFA Fishing Report – August 2009

GON Staff | July 30, 2009

Paradise Public Fishing Area: Levels: Most lakes are 6 to12 inches below full pool. Temp: 82 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained; 24-inch visibility on Lake Patrick.

Bass: Slow, according to Area Manager Charles West. “Try fishing topwater baits during early morning periods. Switch to crankbaits by mid morning, and concentrate on the deeper water down to about 6 feet. Some anglers are reporting good luck fishing a Texas-rigged 6-inch black plastic worm in Lake Patrick, Tacklebuster and Russell around piers and in heavy cover,” Charles said. “Bass are holding under primrose mats in 3 to 4 foot depths, with some reports of 4- to 5-lb. bass pulled out of heavy cover.”

Bream: Fair. “Red wigglers and crickets are the most common bait with crickets being the number one choice,” Charles said. “Lakes Bobben, Patrick and Horseshoe Two have been the best for bluegills. Drop a cricket into shoreline cover and around docks, particularly early in the morning. Anglers are still catching a few pound-sized redear in Patrick using red wigglers. Fish in 4 to 6 feet of water with the bait just off the bottom.”

Note: On Sept. 26, the JAKES/Outdoor Adventure Day will be held at Paradise PFA. Lakes Cup, Saucer and Bowl will be open to kids 15 and younger. Lake Horseshoe 6 will also be open to all anglers from sunrise to sunset.

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