Water temps are starting to drop as cooler weather moves into the area. Temps are holding in the mid 70s and cooling at night. Water levels are still very low across the county. Pine Creek is trickling and the lakes are about 1-3 feet low. Hammond is particularly low and the day use boat launch has been closed to boaters. The main campground launch is still open.
Despite this, anglers are catching some fish on most of the lakes. Panfish continue to be cooperative. White twister tails and crappie magnets are working well for crappies and some perch on Hammond, Hills Creek, and Tioga Lakes. Live minnows and pieces of nightcrawler are also working
Catfish are being caught in fair numbers at Hammond Lake. Areas near the dam have had the most action. Cut baits, nightcrawlers, and live minnows have been best for them.
Bass fishing has been decent for most anglers. It is tougher for sure, but anglers are finding nice ones in the weeds and along fallen trees. Senkos, MaxScent Generals, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and swim jigs were all popular choices. Natural colors have been fishing best, though some noted good action using bubblegum colores generals and senkos.