Bass, anglers pulling out

So much for the whatever chance of rain the forecast gurus called for on Friday. Will the clearer skies mean another change in the fishing strategies? Probably.

What is a given though is the falling water. It keeps going down, oddly just one foot above summer pool. As the lake’s signature buck bush disappears from the shorelines, so are the anglers. Nearer the shore, the fish have pulled out to the next available cover. A more productive bite is evolving offshore, or at least in deeper water, where soft plastic finesse baits are in play.

The dynamics of that bite are more reliable, as those anglers can more efficiently track the movements of the fish. They are more stationary, as opposed to the gradual movement of the shoreline fish further out.