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White bass are biting well on Norfork Lake.
Striper fishing has really tailed off, our reporters from Norfork Lake tell us, but that only means that the other species are enjoying less competition for the food. Now is the time to be chasing bass, hybrids, bluegill and crappie, according to guide Tom Reynolds at STR Outfitters. Meanwhile, Lou Gabric at Hummingbird Hideaway Resort on the lake says he stumbled into a white bass nursery Tuesday evening. “Norfork Lake had a great white bass spawn this year, if what I saw this evening is any indication,” he said Tuesday night. At first the whites were in about 16 feet of water on the bottom, but as the sun was dropping the whites started “busting all over the lake” chasing and feeding on tiny shad, he said. “Most of the whites that I found were small, but it was a blast catching one fish after another.”. He started out jigging a spoon on the bottom, but as the fish started hitting the surface he switched to a Kastmaster. If this year is like prior years, the big whites will start to show up very soon, he said.

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