Off the Hook...

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By The Staff

The time is now.With daylight saving time in effect, this means more afternoon hours to wet a hook. Along with the full moon this past Tuesday, fishing has come into full swing.

Dallas Johnson at Ingrams Marina reports bass are being taken in the pads 3 to 6 feet deep.

The Military Bass Club had a two-day tournament, and the winner weighed in with 10 bass, tipping the scales at 31 pounds. The big fish weighed in at 6.5 pounds.

Several limits were reported at both local marinas.

The campgrounds are full of RVs and 99.9 percent have a boat behind them. I talked to a crappie angler from Tennessee Monday, and he reported a good catch from up around the Iron Curtain on Thrudsay. He went back on Friday and counted 15 boats round the place he had fished.

Crappie are moving into the shallows around the lilly pads, making it easier to catch a mess.

Sarah Johnson reported a limit of 25, all over 2 pounds, with one weighing in at 2 pounds, 14 ounces.

Using an ultra-light spinning outfit or a fiberglass pole, crappie are fun to catch and the filets, when deep-fried and served with cheese grits and hush puppies, are a meal fit for anyone. Crappie time is here, so come on down!

Catfishing remains good, as reported last week. Reports are coming in from night and day catches using prepared baits and worms.

Bream and shellcracker remain slow. But rest assured, this weather and warming water temperatures will make the bream and shellcracker move and reports of catches will start to come in.

The lake level remains stable, with the water slightly stained and the water temperature at 65 degrees.

Get everything together and come on down. The fishing is fine!

Until next time, tight lines and good fishing!

Wayne "Captain D" Dudley is a fishing guide at Lake Talquin. Look for Captain D every week.