Marben Farm PFA:
Level: Most of the ponds are several inches low from lack of rainfall. Clarity: 16 to 24 inches. Temp.: Mid 80s.
Bass: As usual for this time of year, early morning and late afternoon have been the most productive for bass,” according to John Wilson of WRD Fisheries Section. “Four- to 7-lb. bass are fairly common, with the majority being caught on plastic worms, jigs and lizards adjacent to creek channels and structure. Many of the smaller ponds on the area offer opportunities for bank anglers to catch some nice bass. Two- to 5-lb. bass are particularly plentiful in Margery Lake this year,” John said.
Bream: Bream fishing continues to be steady, with several good catches reported from some of the smaller ponds by anglers using crickets and waxworms, John said. “Anglers with fly-fishing tackle have been reporting some good catches, particularly when beds can be located. Margery Lake is beginning to produce some good catches of bluegill, with some being in the 1-lb. range.”