1. ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM): Throw spinnerbaits, Flukes, horny toads and Texas-rigged lizards when the water comes down

BASS
1. ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM): Throw spinnerbaits, Flukes, horny toads and Texas-rigged lizards when the water comes down. Choose shallow with grass over wood.
2. BAY SPRINGS: Target shallow flats and the backs of the hollows with spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps for numbers. Texas-rigged plastics and jig-n-pig combos will produce the bigger bite.
3. ELVIS PRESLEY LAKE: Use spinnerbaits and roostertails around brushpiles and laydowns along the shoreline between the pavilion and campground.
4. LAKE LAMAR BRUCE: Toss Rat-L-Traps and shallow-diving crankbaits around grassy areas and laydowns on shallow flats in 3-4 feet of water.
5. LAKE MONROE: Texas-rigged plastics and suspending jerkbaits are catching fish that are trying to bed and are holding on shoreline structure.
6. PICKWICK LAKE/J.P. COLEMAN: Spinnerbaits, Flukes and Texas-rigged lizards or grubs are hauling fish out of 2-3 feet of water in the creeks and hollows. In the deeper points and bars, cast Carolina-rigged plastics, deep crankbaits and jerkbaits.
7. TIPPAH COUNTY LAKE: Bass in shallow water are still pre-spawn and holding in deeper water off points and flats with brush. Use Texas-rigged plastics or jig-and-pig combos.
9. TOMBIGBEE STATE PARK: Target any brush in the coves with Texas-rigged plastics and spinnerbaits.
10. TRACE STATE PARK: Jerkbaits, Flukes and Texas-rigged worms have been taking fish both shallow and deep (2-15 feet) and on any contours such as points, brush or channels.
CRAPPIE
1. ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM): Both jigs and minnows are working way off the channel in the clearest water and off the banks in slightly deeper water.
2. BAY SPRINGS: Pre-spawn fish are as shallow as 2-3 feet near timber across from Crows Neck boat ramp. In 10-20 feet of water, get pre-spawn catches off the creek channels and deep brush in McDougal and Ashcraft.
3. ELVIS PRESLEY LAKE: Use both green jigs or minnows around brushpiles and laydowns along the shoreline, especially between the pavilion and campground.
4. LAKE LAMAR BRUCE: Green jigs or minnows are good near stump beds and other cover in 6-8 feet. Also target areas off piers.
5. LAKE MONROE: Dunk jigs around deeper brush in 8-12 feet of water or in a few shoreline brushtops with deeper water nearby.
6. PICKWICK LAKE/J.P. COLEMAN: For bigger fish, target shallow water from 2-3 ft deep out to 5-8 feet in Scruggs, Goat Island, Indian and Mill Creek areas.
7. TIPPAH COUNTY LAKE: Troll jigs and minnows near deep brush piles.
9. TOMBIGBEE STATE PARK: Pull crappie jigs and small spinners near the mouths of the coves and off the points, targeting brushtops.
10. TRACE STATE PARK: Stick to jigs in 4-8 feet of water, in coves and off of points. Also consider around the spillway in 10-15 feet of water.
BREAM
3. ELVIS PRESLEY LAKE: Tight-line meal worms in shallow water and around the piers.
4. LAKE LAMAR BRUCE: Target flats in 4-6 feet of water around the piers with nightcrawlers.
5. LAKE MONROE: Redear are starting to bed in shallow water.
7. TIPPAH COUNTY LAKE: Tight-lining crickets or wigglers in 3-6 feet of water is catching redear.
9. TOMBIGBEE STATE PARK: Cast small jigs or crickets in shallow water for fish trying to bed.
10. TRACE STATE PARK: Tight-line crickets, jigs and red wigglers in 5 feet of water near spawning flats.
CATFISH
1. ABERDEEN LAKE (TENN-TOM): Use trotlines and rod-n-reels on the navigation channel and the old river runs.
2. BAY SPRINGS: String liver and nightcrawlers in the canal above Crows Neck.
3. ELVIS PRESLEY LAKE: Target sandy banks with worms and livers.
5. LAKE MONROE: Chicken liver is hauling in big ones from the north end of the lake and around treetops.
10. TRACE STATE PARK: Nightcrawlers, livers and cut bait are catching a few in the deep creek channels in 10-30 feet.
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