Paradise PFA Fishing Report – November 2008

GON Staff | October 28, 2008

Paradise PFA: Level: Most lakes are 12 to 18 inches below full pool. Lake Patrick is 18 inches below full pool. Temp: 65-68 degrees. Clarity: Slightly stained. Visibility on Patrick is 3 feet.

Bass: Fair, according to area manager Charles West. “Several anglers have reported good results using crankbaits in lakes Patrick, Russell and Bobben. Shad Raps and Rat-L-Traps have been the best baits. Fish over drops and deeper water along dams and around drain structures. Concentrate on deeper water 20 to 30 yards out from the shoreline. In past years, anglers have caught bass in the 6- to 8-lb. range in Lake Patrick, fishing in the channel between the boat ramp and the island. Another spot that has produced good bass is around the pilings on the east side of the island. These locations have produced larger bass in November and early December.”

Good. “Crappie are biting in 3 to 4 feet of water using 1/32- to 1/16-oz. float-rigged tube jigs. Crappie are hitting blue-and-white, green-and-white and black-and-green jigs in lakes Tacklebuster, Patrick and Horseshoe 4.”

Fair. “The bite has slowed down somewhat with water temperatures dropping. Best bet is to fish deep water using mullet gut for bait. Lakes Cup, Saucer and Horseshoe 6 are presently open, but will be closed once they are restocked in preparation for the spring fishing events.” Try Lake Patrick on the east bank in water 10 to 12 feet deep.

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