Chatuge: Level: 3.9 feet below full pool. Temp: 76-78 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The bass are breaking first thing in the mornings. I’m targeting main-lake flats and pockets that are shallow but have access to deep water. I’m throwing a Fish Head Spin, a Strike King Sexy Dawg, a Zara Spook, a Whopper Plopper and a fluke. After the morning topwater bite, I start fishing laydowns, drops and bluff banks with a drop shot, shaky head and jig. There is also a dock bite starting with a fluke and a drop shot. We’re marking a lot of fish on the fish finder. You just got to work to get them to bite. If you have a windy day, throw a white spinnerbait and a crankbait in a shad pattern.”