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Last Updated May 3, 2019



Our source for Sardis Lake fishing, Ron Wong, told us, "Sardis Lake continues to rise and is well above normal pool. The majority of the lake is stained with surface temperatures climbing. Crappie fishing is very good for those wading shallow water in the back of creeks. Target thick bushes using a black/hot pink or pink/chartreuse 3-inch Bobby Garland Slab Slay'Rs 1 to 3 feet deep. For those that want to use spider-rigs, a Capps & Coleman double minnow rig fished 3 to 6 feet deep over flooded grass in Clear, Thompson or Toby Tubby creek will catch quantities of fish with plenty of keepers. Sardis lower lake will continue to be good using a double minnow rig fished 5 to 7 feet deep over deeper water. The bass have moved into creeks throughout the lake. Texas-rigged dark colored Rage Tail Structure Bugs or a Strike King Rattling Pro Model black/blue jig rigged with a Rage Craw will catch some good size fish along edges of creek channel where there is 3 to 5 feet of water over the banks, target standing trees. Some good areas are Hurricane, Greasy, Toby Tubby and Clear creeks. A slow rolled Chartreuse Strike King Pro-Model spinnerbait with Colorado blades over flooded grass will be productive especially around bushes in the same areas. White bass are excellent in the river around the highway 7 bridge using either a Strike King series 1 crank bait or 1/4-ounce Peanut Craft jig rigged with a white or chartreuse 3-inch curl tail grub. Target outside bends of the river. Catfish have moved to areas with rocks, especially around boat ramps. Best baits to catch catfish are cut shad or night crawlers."