Just wanted to share some bass info about our club tournament on Crab Orchard Lake last Saturday. My nephew and I fished it and we caught about 15 keepers during the tournament. We were fishing riprap with jigs, spinner baits and worms and really loaded up on some nice fish. We weighed in 5 fish at 21pounds 14 oz. Weather was nice with a slight breeze out of the sw. It did get pretty hot during the day with the air temps in the low to mid 90s and water temp 90.My nephew also hooked and landed a giant flat head catfish. I guessed him at about 30lbs. It took a while to get him to the boat too. Water color had just a slight stain but not bad at all. It was a fun day.
I went to Clearwater just for fun and to try to catch some Smallmouth bass. I ended up with probably 10 smallies up to 15" in length and had a ball. I was catching them on a football head jig in about 14' of water. I also got about a 3 pound largemouth on a square bill crank bait and another one that size on a baby brush hog. The water temp was in the low to mid 50s and a little dirty for Clearwater. The daytime air temp was a high of 72 and it was windy all day. I had a blast and will for sure be making another trip to Clearwater as soon as i can.