ATHENS — Water level is 2 inches high and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass fishing has been slow. A few fish reported on on jigs worked along along outside grass edges in about 8 feet. School bass are active at first light, but not for long. Crappie are slow. Lots of short fish reported; keepers tough to come by.

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