Paradise PFA Fishing Report September 2008
Paradise PFA: Levels: Full. Temp: 84-85 degrees. Clarity: Lightly stained; 24-inch visibility on Lake Patrick.
Bass: Fair on Texas-rigged black-plastic worms. Fish the edges of the weed lines in the early morning. Work it slow. Switch to crankbaits by mid morning, and concentrate on the deeper water down to about 6 to 8 feet. This has been a good tactic for fishing lakes Bobben, Patrick and Russell. Water temperatures should gradually start to drop beginning in late September, and bass action should shift mostly to shoreline cover. Spinnerbaits and topwater lures are typically best after water temps drop into the 70s.
Bream: Good. Good catches of bluegill are still being reported. Red wigglers and crickets are the most common baits, with crickets being the No. 1 choice. Lakes Horseshoe 3, 4 and Patrick have been the best for bluegill. Fish in 4 to 6 feet of water with the bait suspended just off the bottom. The east side of Patrick and along the dam of Lake Horseshoe 3 have been good spots for bream. A few fly fishermen have done well with flies and small popper bugs.
Catfish: Fair. Horseshoe 1 and 2 have been the best for catfish in the 1- to 2-lb. range. Use mullet gut or liver.
Note: On Sept. 27, JAKES/Outdoor Adventure Day will be held at Paradise. Lakes Cup and Saucer will be open to kids 15 and younger. Lake Horseshoe 6 will also be open to all anglers sunrise to sunset.
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