Paradise PFA Fishing Report – October 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.
Bream: 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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