PATOKA

Professional Angler

I fished the Tri county bass masters club event on patoka last sunday (3/13/2016). Personally it was the best day i have had on patoka since i have been fishing the lake. The water temp has quickly came up from a low 40 degree lake to a high 55-57 degree lake. The fish are starting to move into the coves and bays and are holding in 2-4 foot of water. The forage is still a mixture of crayfish and shad but the bigger fish seem to be feeding on the larger shad moving into the area. Large willow leaf spinnerbaits played the biggest role in my success followed by a chatter bait and a crankbait. Should be interesting to see what happens this weekend as we have two more events on patoka including anglers dream and Hoosier open.