Okatibbee Reservoir: Crappie can be caught in the deeper parts of the lake on creek ledges in and around structure using jigs or minnows. Any deep structure could be holding fish. Reports of some good crappie being caught recently in and around these types of structure. Crappie fishing can be really good in the fall of the year as fish begin to feed heavily in preparation for the winter months.
With the hottest days behind us, bass fishing should begin to heat up. Fish can be targeted in and around the grass and shallow structure such as stump fields. Top water baits such as frogs, buzz baits or floating plugs should be good choices for lures. Plastic worms or flukes should produce fish as well in these areas.
Catfish has been fair lately. Reports of fish being caught on noodles and trot lines with some people reporting good numbers. Some nice size fish reported but mostly average size blue and channel cats.
Bream can be caught in 4 - 5 ft of water on crickets and worms. Bedding should be done for this year so fish may be found in even deeper parts of the lake around structure.