Bee Lake: Fishing has been slow at Bee recently. Water levels have been high most of the spring, but are starting to return to normal levels. The water remains muddy though, and angler pressure has been below normal.
For crappie, try fishing around structure in 3 to 6 feet of water, such as the outside edges of the cypress trees. Brightly colored jigs, road runners, or minnows should be good bait choices for muddy water.
Bass should be moving to shallow water areas and preparing to spawn if they are not already on the beds. Fish may be very shallow, between 1 and 3 feet deep. Good bait choices include soft plastic worms or lizards, big spinnerbaits, or Rattle Traps. Running all the way to the north end near the vegetation is often a good location to try.
For catfish try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats. If you can find a culvert with water flowing into the lake, try fishing there too....sometimes catfish tend to stack up near inflowing water.
For bream, try using crickets or red worms in 3 to 5 feet of water. Fish probably are not on the bed yet but should be starting to bite better as the water temps continue to rise.