Bee Lake: Cooler temperatures are definitely helping crappie fishermen. Anglers are catching more crappie trolling in deeper waters of the lake. Anglers should expect to see crappie moving into more shallow waters as temperatures continue to stay cool. Bass fishermen are still catching a few fish here and there. Bream fishing is starting to slow a bit. However, contrary to many belief, fall is still a great time to get out and fill a cooler with some slab bream.
Majority of the anglers that are catching crappie are trolling along the outside edges of the cypress trees. These anglers are fishing in about 8-10 feet of water and are fishing about 6 feet deep. You may also try jigging in brush piles in 4-6 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 4 - 6 feet deep. You may also try spinnerbaits or jigs near downed logs or brush piles near the shoreline.
For bream, try using crickets or red worms and fishing around the deep cypress knees. Bream fishing is starting to pick up. Bream are bedding up in shallow waters. Find that bed and you may sit there for a while continuously pulling them out of the water.
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.