Paradise PFA Fishing Report – March 2008

GON Staff | February 27, 2008

Paradise PFA: Level: Most lakes are just below full pool. Temp: 61 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Excellent, according to PFA Manager Charles West. “Bass are taking junebug, red, black and pumpkinseed colored plastic worms in lakes Patrick and Bobben. Also, red and green lizards are doing well. Some bass have been spotted moving up into the shallows and on the bed. Jessie Ivey from Waycross frequents the area, and he reports doing well with the white Trick Worm and Carolina-rigged, watermelon-seed colored plastic worm in Lake Patrick. He recommends fishing just off shallow ledges in 4 to 5 feet of water,” Charles said.

Fair for 1- to 2-lb. catfish in Lakes Tacklebuster and Horseshoe Two. Fish the deep holes with mullet gut or liver. Some 2- to 3-lb. channels are being caught in Lake Horseshoe 1 and 2. Larger catfish have been taken from the piers on Lake Patrick and along the dam.

Fair. “Crappie are biting in 3 to 4 feet of water using Beetle Spins and 1/32- to 1/16-oz. jigs. Lakes Patrick, Tacklebuster and Lake Horseshoe 5 are best for crappie, producing some catches of 1- to 1 1/2-lb. fish,” Charles said.

Good using red wigglers and pond worms. “Bluegill have been biting in Lake Tacklebuster from the points and along the dam, but they’re still somewhat slow. Nice redear have been caught from the bank and pier on Lake Patrick. Fish to the left and right of the boat ramp. This is a popular spot for bedding redear from now through June. Fishing will normally improve as water temperatures reach the mid 60s,” Charles said.

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