Paradise PFA Fishing Report – June 2008
Paradise PFA: Level: Most lakes are full. Temp: 74 degrees. Clarity: Lakes lightly stained; 24-inch visibility on Lake Patrick.
Bass: Fair. Bass are hitting buzzbaits and topwater lures in the early morning. Concentrate on shallows and along weed lines. Primrose mats have begun growing out from the shoreline and are providing excellent cover for smaller bream and other forage. Bass have been schooling along these weed lines, feeding on the baitfish. Several good-sized bass have also been caught in Lake Bobben. Anglers have had good luck with jigs around deep-water cover along the southeast side of the lake in 8 to 10 feet of water. (See the article on page 88 for detailed info on June bass fishing at Paradise.)
Catfish: Fair. Lakes Horseshoe 1, Horseshoe 2 and Tacklebuster have been best for catfish. Most anglers are using liver and mullet gut. Late June has been good in the past using the big catalpa worms for bait. Check the catalpa trees along the entrance road for worms.
Bream: Good. Red wigglers and crickets are the most common baits, but when available, catalpa worms have really worked well. Good bank access to bream beds can be found on most lakes at Paradise Public Fishing Area. Lake Bobben and Lake Patrick normally produce some good hand-sized bluegill during June.
Note: The Tifton Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Event will be held on June 7 starting at 7:30 a.m. Contact the Paradise PFA office at (229) 533-4792 for more information.
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