With the recent rains the surface water temperature has dropped to 81º. The most productive technique to catch good quality Bass is using the Carolina rig in 10-15 foot of water near the main channel. Look for log jams, ridges, and unique structure in and around the main channel. For best results, SLOW DOWN. Patience is key to filling your boat with the best Lake Talquin has to offer. Work the C-rig slow and pause when you come into contact with structure. Most bites come when the bait is at rest. I use 10-12" worms, 3/4oz. weight, 3' leader. The colors I've had most success with are Black Cherry, Arkansas Shinner, and Watermelon Seed /w red flake. The bass are schooling early and late in the day. To catch a quick limit of 2-3 pounders cast a spoon, lipless or med. diver crankbait. For the giant hawgs, use a C-rig, swimbait, or deep diver fished behind the school of bait fish near the bottom.
I hope everyone has a great time on the water. Be safe and be courteous to other boaters.
Until next week, Tight Lines, Fish On, and God Bless