Paradise PFA Fishing Report – October 2009

GON Staff | September 29, 2009

Paradise PFA: Levels: 6 to 12 inches below full pool. Temp: 84 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained; 24-inch visibility on Lake Patrick.

Bass: Fair. Schooling bass are feeding on baitfish in Lakes Patrick and Bobben. Topwater baits are the preferred choice. Most bass are running small, although a few anglers have reported boating 15 to 20 bass per trip, with an occasional 16- to 18-inch keeper. Bank anglers have also done well fishing Trick Worms in the shallows. Bass fishing should continue to improve through November.

Good catches of bluegill are still being reported. Red wigglers, pond worms and crickets are the most common baits with crickets being the No. 1 choice. Lakes Horseshoe 3, Bobben and Patrick have been the best for bluegill. Best times have been mid to late afternoon fishing in 4 to 6 feet of water.

Crappie: Good. Anglers are still catching good numbers of crappie in Lake Patrick. The best bait has been blue-and-white or chartreuse jigs. Most fish are hand-size and have been caught around the island, along the east bank and along the dam in 6 to 8 foot depths.

Catfish: Fair. Lake Patrick, Horseshoe 1 and Horseshoe 2 have been the best for catfish in the 1- to 2-lb. range. Catfish are being caught using mullet gut or liver.

Note: On Oct. 17, a fishing event for kids and seniors age 55 and older will be held at Paradise. Contact the Paradise PFA office at (229) 533-4792.

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