Posted by Kerry Grissett on April 25, 2006 at 22:40:06:
In Reply to: Bream and Shellcracker posted by Steven on April 25, 2006 at 22:30:55:
I don't fish the Elk, or anywhere much these days, but concentrate on shallow areas (6 inches to 4 or 5 feet) with gravel or rocky bottoms and aquatic weeds or vegetation. The bream are bedding now, so don't bypass any area near the shoreline with these conditions.
You can use a small beetle-spin type lure or a Keystone type minnow to locate the beds if the water is too murky, but make sure to have redworms. Crickets are OK too, but I have found that redworms will get shellcrackers when they won't hit anything else or are spooked.
Also, look for muddy spots that are being freshly raised. This is a good sign of bedding activity. I have caught really good bream in as little as 6 inches of water, so make sure to work an area very well before moving on.
Good luck and good fishin'
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