Made it down to Harlan Saturday to fish a place I don’t spend very much time at. I struggled to get any fish into the boat all day, and I trolled numerous locations with different baits, colors, depths, all kinds of different things. Tossing jigs didn’t really work for me either. Until almost dark, that is. I found a lot of feeding fish in a small area throwing jigs, and continued to catch about 40 crappies and 12-15 gills and one walleye until about 10:30 or so. Made up for a slow day, which was nice.
There are tons and tons of shad in that lake right now, too. I saw balls of bait nearly everywhere I went. The shad still have a lot of places to hide with all the cover still in the water, and they are definitely using it. I imagine quite a few fish are chasing them in the trees, and I didn’t feel like jungle fishing because on the edges of the trees, the shad still looked thick. Didn’t really see anyone catch anything slabbing, and never saw any whites up on top. Water temp was around 75, warmer than I was planning on. That water temp drops a little, maybe the crappies will move up on the dam, who knows.