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Sardis Lake Sponsored by
Date 21-Mar-17
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Conditions : Sardis Lake: Water level 245.26 ft, stable, 1.0 ft above rule curve Monday. Expect rapid water level rises and drawdowns as rain events happen and the Corps tries to maintain rule curve; it is supposed to rise from 241 ft on March 1 to summer pool (260 ft) on May 1.

Last week's cold temperatures and wind made fishing difficult and set the fish back awhile, but did not produce enough rain to raise water levels. Warmer temperatures this week should have fish moving shallower, but don't expect much rain or rise until late in the week.

Best reports on crappie have come slow-trolling jigs and minnows or just minnows in the mid-lake area 4 - 12 ft deep; big fish are holding deeper. Several 3+ lb fish were seen in MDWFP angler surveys this weekend. Some fish (more Black Crappie) have been landed at similar depths jigging standing timber and other cover. No reports on Largemouth Bass. A few White Bass have been mixed in with the crappie, but some have started started running up the creeks and river where they can be taken on jigs, spinners, or small crankbaits. There are no size or number limits on White Bass. For catfish, use noodles (jugs) or trotlines baited with shad or other baits over mudflats. Rod-and-reel will work in the river with incoming rain runoff or off the banks in the main lake. The ramp into the river at Wyatt's Crossing was recently cleaned off.

The spillway had two gates open 0.5 ft each (200 cfs) Monday. About the best reports here have been a few crappie and White Bass. For White Bass, drift a 2 jig rig just off bottom in the current or fish small crankbaits or tailspinner lures. For crappie, fish jigs and/or minnows under a bobber near the rocks. Catfish can be taken fishing natural baits near the bottom.

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Misc Info: - (2016Starting July 22, 2015, the daily creel limit for crappie is 15 per person. Crappie must be over 12 inches. Anglers may use no more than 4 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 40 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway, including Sardis LowerLake, has a 15 crappie creel limit.

Starting July 22, 2015, limits on black bass (largemouth and spotted) go to statewide limits: no size limit, 10 fish per person daily.) The daily limit on black bass (largemouth and spotted) is 7 fish, any size.

The daily crappie creel limit is 15 per person. Crappie must be over 11 inches. Anglers fishing Sardis Lake may use no more than 3 poles per person and no more than 2 hooks or lures per pole. There is a 40 crappie per boat limit for boats with 3 or more anglers. The crappie length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway, including Sardis Lower Lake, has a 20 crappie creel limit.



Sardis Lake Level

Stages

Normal

- Near Flood Stage
281.4' - Minor Flooding


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