ATHENS — Water level is about one inch high and clear. Water temp in upper 80s.

No changes in patterns over the last week. Guide Jim Brack says bass fishing continues to be to be slow. Jigs and plastics worked tight to outside grass lines in 8 feet are the best bet. A few fish schooling early, hitting small ’Traps and a few topwaters. Crappie are slow.

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