Bee Lake: Fishing at Bee Lake is slow again due to the recent days of heavy rainfall. After the rains, there seems to be some promising days ahead. Temperatures are becoming more and more favorable for some great crappie fishing. Within the next couple of weeks crappie should be moving to shallow waters for spawning. This is usually the best time to catch the limit and fill your coolers with some "slabs".
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.