Sandra, Cliff Cottage Inn’s Chief Elf, is also a seasoned angler and can offer many tips about local fishing to guests who stay with us. Right now, the Holiday Island area continues to be very cold because of all the water being released from the dam. Water temps are running around 47 degrees. Getting to the creeks is how to find most of the fish right now, except for trout which like this colder water.
Beaver Lake is beginning to warm as the sun rises higher each day.Stripers are moving out of the river, and most stripers, white bass, spotted and largemouth bass are being caught in creek arms and on the main lake between Hosershoe Bend and the Hwy 12 bridge, as well as up the Prairie, Goose, Avoca, and Ventras creek arms. this would also be a good time to check out our city lake, Lake Leatherwood, which is just 100 acres and full of bass, crappie, redear and catfish.The boat rentals are also quite inexpensive there.The best technique right now is to run big shad and 3 to 4-inch shiners behind the boat early, then with weights at 12 – 24 foot depths as the sun gets up Another productive idea is to throw big top water baits like Redfin or Spook early in the day.
Come book one of our delightful Jacuzzi suites and Sandra will share fishing lore with you while you enjoy your complimentary Champagne or white wine, chilled and waiting for you in your suite’s fridge.Of course, the elf will also be delivering a delicious, award-winning gourmet breakfast right to you door.