PFA Fishing Reports – November 2006
Paradise PFA: Levels: Most lakes are 12 to 18 inches below full pool. Temp.: 66-68 degrees. Clarity: Lakes are slightly stained. Visibility on Lake Patrick is 36 inches.
Bass: Fair. Several Paradise bass anglers have reported bass being caught on crankbaits, according to area manager Charles West. Shad Raps and Rat-L-Traps have been the best baits. Fish over drop offs in Lake Patrick and in the deeper water along dams and around drain structures. Concentrate on deeper water 20 to 30 yards out from the shoreline.
Crappie: Good. Crappie are biting in three to four feet of water using 1/32- to 1/16-oz. float-rigged tube jigs. Crappie have been hitting blue and white, green and white, and black and green jigs in Lake Tacklebuster, Patrick, Paradise, and Horseshoe 4.
Catfish: Slow. The bite has slowed down with water temperatures dropping. Best bet is to fish deep water using mullet gut for bait. Some fish are still being caught in Lake Patrick on the east bank in water 10 to 12 feet deep.
Bream: Slow. Bream fishing has been somewhat slow. Best bait has been red wigglers and pond worms fished just off the bottom at the four to six foot depth. A few nice-sized redear have been caught in Lake Patrick using red wigglers suspended just off the bottom.
Rocky Mountain PFA: Levels: Heath is full; Antioch is down about six to nine inches. Temp.: 65 degrees. Clarity: About 36 inches.
Bass: Fair. Most people are doing pretty good fishing the rip-rap. Try a Rat-L-Trap or a bounce a small, shallow-running crankbait down the rocks. Also try working a Texas-rigged worm slowly through the timber. There has been some good topwater action right at sunrise.
Crappie: Good on Heath using minnows. The fish are moving into the timber in about eight to 10 feet of water.
Note: An early announcement for the fish-attractor program for Rocky Mountain PFA. They will accept Christmas trees after Christmas until about mid January from people who need to get rid of their live trees. There will be signs posted to direct people to the West boat ramp old road bed location to dump their trees. Fishermen can take these trees and place them whereever they wish to make their own honeyhole.
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