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Rod-n-reel roundup

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Lake NorforkJordan Marina reports that although the rising and falling water levels have knocked fishing for a loop, help is around the corner.On April 10, the Corps of Engineers cut fresh trees and dropped them on existing brush piles off the shore of the lake around Jordan. This should help provide more cover for fish.Crappie and white bass have been hitting some on minnows in about 20 feet of water around these brush piles.Stripper activity has been reported in the early dawn hours around the dam, and walleye are starting to gather around the docks.Lake ThunderbirdFishing has not improved much and is still kind of slow, according to Thunderbird Marina.Crappie are biting on small minnows.The crappie being caught are loaded with eggs, which indicate they are getting ready to spawn.Crown LakeAccording to Boxhound Marina, crappie are being brought in on small minnows, and bass are hitting on spinner and crankbaits.A few sauger are being caught with large minnows or by using crankbaits and trolling.Sunfish and bluegill are starting to hit on crickets.Spring RiverMany Islands Camp reports trout fishing has been fair.The water still has a dingy cast from recent rains.Trout are hitting spinner baits and power bait.Eleven Point RiverFishing activity has been minimal so far this season because of the heavy rains, according to Eleven Point Canoe Rental.

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