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Water level 1115.53, up 1.20 from two days ago. Rains have been steady showers with very few thunderboomers and has really turned the shallow pondweed bite on out to 7 ft. . Water temp. 81 degrees. Stained in the back of drains where water influx stirred things up. You will also find a few fish in these areas as the shad and everything else have gravitated to these areas for feeding purposes. The very best thing is it is 85 degrees for a week ! What a nice break from the 100 degree temps. . Anyway, Ribbetts, Horny Toads, Frogs, Johnson silver minnows/twin tail grug, weightless swimbaits and weightless 12 inch sickle tail worms have all been catching their share up shallow in the pondweed. Main colors have been black, bluegill and parrot. The orange belly bluegills are spawning right now so adjust your colors accordingly. If the sun comes out, punching hydrilla in 20-25 ft. has also been productive with craw type heavy pegged tx. rigs. . There is also a much deeper bite in around 60-70 ft. on football head jigs, heavy spinnerbaits, jigging spoons and heavy flutter spoons. But watch out, a striper may want that meal more than the LM. They have been in this depth range as well up to 18 lbs. . . Regards.