Paradise PFA Fishing Report – December 2008

GON Staff | November 26, 2008

Paradise PFA: Level: Most lakes remain 12 to 18 inches below full pool. Temp: 62 degrees. Clarity: Lakes are clear to lightly stained. Report filed by Charles West, Paradise PFA Manager.

Bass: Fair. Several anglers are still reporting bass being caught using crankbaits. Shad Raps and Rat-L-Traps have been the best choices. Fish over drops in Lake Patrick and deeper water along dams and around drain structures. Also, some anglers report catching keeper-sized bass in Lake Patrick by fishing Rat-L-Traps for the first hour in the morning casting into schools of feeding bass.

Good. Crappie are biting in 3 to 4 feet of water using 1/32- to 1/16-oz. float-rigged jigs. Crappie have been hitting blue-and-white and black-and-green jigs in Tacklebuster and Patrick.

Catfish: Fair. Although catfishing has slowed, anglers are still having good luck in Horseshoe 1. Best bet is to fish deep water along the dam using mullet gut for bait.

Fair. Bream fishing has been somewhat slow for most, but a few anglers have been coming out with good catches. The best bait has been red wigglers and pond worms fished on the bottom in 6 to 8 feet deep water. A few nice-sized redear have been caught from lakes Patrick and Bobben. Look for cover in deeper water that can be holding fish.

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