Lake Jennings Fishing Report

Lake Jennings Fishing Report

by Lake Jennings Staff


Anglers were eager for the first weekend of night fishing! The bite after dark was steady for catfish. They were biting on mackerel, especially Bite-on’s Mack Baits. Both buoy lines and Cloister Cove were the most productive for catfish.

Will the Catfish Record be broken this season? The record is set by Bob Bowden in 2014 with a 71.3 lbs. blue catfish caught in Sentry Cove. His bait? A plastic white frog split tail balled together with a small white grub tail onto a treble hook… not the usual tackle for catching a cat, but it worked! Be creative and see if a fish bites!


Anglers found the bass bite was best during the afternoon. Some bass are still on their beds. The favored technique is drop shot in depths of 10-15 ft.


Ron Chesebro, Steven Moll, and Chris Moll of Lakeside fished Saturday night and caught 4 catfish along the buoy line with mackerel. The largest weighed in at 11 lbs. for a total weight of 21 lbs.

Would you like to see your catch in the Fish Report? Weigh your fish at the Bait & Tackle Shop with one of our Rangers.


Best Trout Spots: T-dock
Best Trout Lures/Bait: Power Bait, night crawlers
Best Bass Spots: Half Moon Cove, Shadow Cove
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Texas rig
Best Catfish Spots: Buoy line, Cloister Cove
Best Catfish Bait: Night crawlers
Best Pan fish Spot: Half Moon Cove
Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Meal worms and night crawlers.


Fishing is available daily from the campground beginning at 7:30 a.m. Anglers may fish the shoreline from Sentry Point to Eagle Point. Purchase your lake fishing permit and night crawlers at the campground kiosk.

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