The bass are finally patterning pre-spawn but not showing the red fins and blood signaling that they are fully on beds yet. Great fishermen are getting 4-10+ bass flipping in the trees and cattails, average fishermen are getting between 0 and 3. Average size bass are 2.5-5.5 with 6-8 lbs plus being caught daily. Spinner baits, crank baits, and Texas rigs are performing well with most colors working. Green pumpkin, black and blue, morning dawn, margarita mutilator and tequila sunrise are local favorite color choices. Compared to last year at this time, the bite is epic. As usual for the spring, however, the crappie fishing is showing signs of another world class year. Just over the last several days, numerous crappie over 3 pounds have been landed. Both bites should continue to improve as the weather heats up. The water clarity / visibility is only 1-2 feet, but that’s typical for us. The catfish bite in the channels has been strong with numbers of 8-10 lbers being landed. The tilapia are showing the first signs of moving up to spawn and a handful of beds can be spotted in the shallows. Overall, you will have a fun day out here if you know the lake well, or are an exceptional fisherman. Beginners and fishermen without strong flipping skills may struggle to find fish. With this being said, a can of whole kernel corn is almost certain to yield a carp or ten if your goal is simply to put a child on fish.