Tobesofkee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 88-90 degrees. Clarity: Clear.
Bass: Tournament angler Clayton Batts reports, “Fishing has been very tough with all of the hot weather. The best pattern is fishing brush with a Big Bite Baits green-pumpkin finesse worm and letting it soak in the middle of the brush. Another good way to catch numbers this time of year is fishing main-lake humps and points in 10 to 12 feet of water. There are not too many areas that they will get out deep on Tobesofkee, but they can be found by idling around with your Lowrance graphs. Most of these areas have been beat up pretty good but will continue to produce fish. Try a drop shot fished very slowly on the bottom or vertically dropped to the fish that you see on the graph, or throw a citrus-colored crankbait when the school is actively feeding. My favorite pattern to run this time of year is throwing a bream-colored prop bait or a Strikezone Lures frog around bream. Look for the these bites to be around shade lines, the back sides of docks and shallow cuts where bream will be on the bed. The key to this pattern is keeping the trolling motor moving and fishing as many of these areas as you can in a day. You will not get many bites running this pattern, but the quality makes up for the numbers.”