The past two weeks have seen us on Butler Chain for a few days. Waters have been gradually cooling off nicely with the rains we have been getting, with water temperatures running in the mid 80’s by days end. There has been very limited schooling action with most of those bass in the 1 to 3 pound range.
Early top water action has been steady on Lakes Tibet, Lake Down and Little Lake Down. High Roller Chugroller and the Secret Weapon Lures BuzzRbait getting the best action for us. Smaller swim baits, like the Storm WildEye Curl Tail have produced some quality bass along the drop offs in Lake Down as well as swimming them along the deeper water grass lines. Spinner bait bite has been gradually picking up with cooler water temperatures and some breeze on the water. All white spinner baits worked in and around grass beds has been the key to catching the bass. The typical Gitem K.O has still been producing along grass lines as well as around docks and areas of timber in Lake Blanche.
Working wild shiners in mid lake on Blanche and around deep drop off on Lake Butler have produced some quality bass, best action has come with the shiner set between 2 to 3 feet below a float, freelined shiners have produced some bass, but has been very sporadic. Water levels have been coming up very nicely on Butler Chain which means exposed structure that is now covered with water has been producing once again. With air temperatures finally coming down, we are now back to being able to do full day trips, and with the fall feed just around the corner, we are once again expecting some great action, not only with live bait, but some good top water action .
Capt Tim Fey Bassfishingfl.com