Fishing Report

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September 2, 2014 Courtesy Stockton Lake Guide Service


The lake temp has finally hit the mid 80’s this week with the warm days.  Not sure where to start today, everything is tuff, but everything has its time too, so it’s not all bad.


I will begin with the white bass.  Buy yourself a rooster tail, take the treble hook off, and replace with a single hook, this is only to help you later.  The fish don’t care.  About 7 pm on the calmer nights, pull up onto the flats and sit and wait.  Tonight I took my mom out there and she had a ball.  Got a limit in 1 hour, and had not fished for 20 years.  You simply need to be watching where the fish come up to the service.  It’s really that simple.


Crappie have had some spurts.  They have all so had some spills.  In other words, you might find a pile of brush in 20 foot or so that is really hot and catch 5 fish, then you move to another and can’t get bit.  Keep on the move.  Watch the shad and try fishing closer to the river channel.  Minnows are better than jigs right now.


Walleye, well I had a 4 lb eye last week, but that was it other than short fish.  He tasted great, but lets face it, we come to this lake to rip eyes.  They are on the flats and humps in 22 foot of water.  The secret is to use your graph to see if they are suspended, on bottom, or just off the bottom.  Depending on this, troll a crank bait, throw a jig and worm, or use a bottom bouncer with a slow death hook.


Catfish are on a summer feed.  Fresh shad, and drift fish the flats.  You should load the boat with thiese fish.  Lots of fun with the kids.

Good luck and if you have any questions feel free to give me a call at


Stockton Lake Guide Service

Bob Bennet



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