Bee Lake: Steamy temperatures are keeping many fishermen off of the lake. However, if you are looking to go out with hopes of catching some fish, your best bet is to go early in the morning. Early hours gives you a chance to get out before the waters are too hot and the fish are active. For crappie, try trolling in deep waters of the lake. For bass, try fishing around stomps and old sunken piers. For bream, try fishing with crickets around cypress knees and bush piles.
Fishing at Bee Lake remains to be pretty decent. This past weekend, there were plenty boats out on the water with hopes of catching fish. Crappie fishing is still pretty slow. Bass anglers are having some luck catching a few 3 and 4 lb fish here and there. There were reports that bream fishing was starting to pick up, with one angler in particular reporting catching a cooler full of slabs this past Friday. Even a couple catfish anglers were having some luck at Bee. No matter your target species of fish, get to Bee Lake and try your luck. Who knows, you may even leave with the limit.
For crappie, try trolling along the outside edges of the cypress trees or try jigging in brush piles or around structure in 3 - 6 feet of water. Minnows or jigs are the normal choices for bait at Bee.
For bass, try fishing soft plastics around the cypress trees or around the docks and piers in the northern arm of the lake in water 2 - 4 feet deep. You may also try spinnerbaits, jigs, or crankbaits near downed logs or brush piles near the shoreline. During the cold winter using suspended crankbaits is a good bait. Just remember to fish slower when the water is cold.
For bream, try using crickets or red worms and fishing around the cypress knees.
For catfish, try fishing near culverts or pipes with flowing water into the lake, as catfish like to stack up around these areas. Worms, chicken livers, or stink bait are all good choices for bait.