Just wrapped up one of the best October fishing months I’ve ever had. Clients averaged 39 fish on 4 hour excursions with our top day at 61 fish. I expect November to just get better. The size of the bass have steadily been increasing the last two weeks while numbers of stripe, catfish, and other species have remained steady. This month focus on the upper 1/3 of the lake. The best bass action will be from Wilson dam to Cane Creek area. When the current is strongest look for eddy pools and fish rock structure close to the shorelines. If current is absent or light then concentrate on open water in the middle of lake. Sauger are beginning to show up near the base of the dam. A few crappie are being caught in Little Bear, Spring, and Cypress Creeks, but that action is still pretty slow. For catfish just drop a live shad near the bottom and drift. They are everywhere. If you want to target channel catfish, fish from the dam to McFarland Park. If blue catfish is your choice, fish the pipe lines at Pride Landing and Cane Creek.