Fishing Report – July 18, 2019

Anglers may experience temperatures in the high 90s this weekend. For anglers hitting the water this weekend make sure to stay hydrated and wear protection from the sun. Possible thunderstorms this weekend as well.
Bass are moving out deep to escape the warm water temps. Anglers are having success throwing a dropshot rigged with a Finesse Worm by Zoom. Tubes like the Coffee Tube by Strike King, or a deep diving crankbait like the DT10 by Rapala are working well to catch fish in deep water. Anglers are also having success catching fish out of shaded areas with a Bitsy Bug jig or a Yamasenko on a Wacky Rig.
Smallmouth in the river are still being caught in shaded deep holes along the bank. Anglers have had success with topwater baits like the Teeny Pop-R by Rebel, and with Rage Craw or Rage Baby Menace by Strike King to imitate crayfish.
Bluegill have moved to deeper water. Anglers are having success trolling a Bo’s Bluegill Buster. For a different tactic, anglers have also had success catching bluegill on a light dropshot setup with a smaller hook and smaller worm with a 1/8 oz dropshot weight.
Anglers have reported that salmon fishing has slowed way down due to the salmon moving into deeper water. Fish are still being caught on spoons suspended in 40 to 80 feet down, in 90 to 150 feet deep.
Trout fisherman have found success fishing the bottom, 90 to 120 feet, with a yellow and green Spin-N-Glo by Yakima Bait.