Water Temp: 55 degrees
Water Level: 10.11 below full pool
Here are my latest open dates I have in December: 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Folks the Ditch Bite is on! If you have been waiting to book your trip to learn the ditch bite, now is the time!! The ditch bite is continuing to get stronger and we are catching them using the traditional ditch fishing methods – SuperSpin, Jerkbait, Crankbait, Jig, and Picasso Shakedown jighead. The water temps have finally got right and the bait has moved back shallow in these ditches early, and then migrating out deeper in the ditches as the day progresses. We are starting in these ditches first thing and riding out the bite through the day. Some days we adjust to much deeper water, others, we are finding the fish are staying shallow in and around those ditches as well as up around docks. We are starting with a SuperSpin tipped with a boot-tail type trailer right in the ditch. Also, a Spro McStick or McRip has been a good choice as far as jerkbaits go. A Spro crankbait is never a bad choice either, both in the ditches and around rocky points as well. A finesse worm on a Picasso Shake-E Football jighead or a Chattahoochee Jig has been a good alternative if the fish are not as aggressive. When the ditch bite does start to slow, we have been shifting to steeper rocky points and finding success with a jig and worm as well. Keep that in mind if you start to struggle. We have also started to spoon up some fish out of the timber, or near the timber, in creek arms/ditches in 30-40 feet. Check for bait and fish out deeper in the ditches as the day progresses. If you see fish out deeper, a spoon, jig, or shaky head can be a great way to catch them, depending on how they are positioned. We have a great early winter experience in store folks! I am now guiding in a Brand New Xpress Bass Boat – 21’3″ powered by a 250 Yamaha SHO and equipped with the latest Lowrance HDS Gen III units featuring 3D Structure Scan technology. Come take a ride in this beauty! The ditch bite is here! If you are looking to learn this valuable technique, make sure to schedule a day with me this month! Here are the dates I have open in December: 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Give me a call and let’s get out and have some fun! Thanks to all and May God Bless.