LAKE PLEASANT: (Lake elevation 1,688 feet, 84 % full).
Look for the spring bite to pick up any week now, despite rains predicted for Saturday be sure to check the weather before heading out. Best bet might be frozen anchovies in 65-75 feet in northern coves. Shore anglers can try throwing jigs and jerkbaits target shoreline structures.
Some anglers continue having luck striper fishing in Castle Creek during late mornings and afternoons. Live shad continues to be a reliable bait. Try dropshot rigs for both.
An angler reported fishing Saturday, Feb. 4 and that fish were active after 1:30 p.m. in the back of Humbug. Smaller stripers were 30 feet down in a total of 65 feet of depth.
Catfishing can be decent using dead shad fished on the bottom with hot dogs, chicken liver, or anchovies. Some anglers will chum a cove overnight with corn and return to fish the same cove with corn this can be an effective tactic for catching carp and catfish.