ATHENS — Water level is 4 inches high and clear. Water temp in the low 50s.

Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass are still slow. Brush piles in 20 feet have been the best bet using Carolina rigs and jigs, but bites are hard to come by. Brack says crappie fishing has slowed over the last week. Minnows still working best around brush piles in 20 feet of water.