Wow. I can’t believe its September already! How did it come to be that we have not gotten out to Lake Milton before now? Always one of my favorite lakes in the Spring, this was certainly a different time of year for us to introduce ourselves. We chose a beautiful breezy and sunny day to enjoy the lake. We sure had a fun time doing something we don’t do too often – catching smallmouth bass!
Left from the Pointview Rd. ramp this time. The water was a little more stained than we are used to at Lake Milton. Water temps are still pretty warm – 76.4 – 79 degrees. Lake Milton seemed to be at a healthy level, too – no surprise low or high water to contend with. Much to my dismay, much of the shoreline cat tails I like to fish were dying out, so we did not spend too much time there.
We chose to fish a little deeper – 4 – 7 feet, along windy shoreline & docks. There are a TON of bait fish in this lake! Big balls of shad EVERYWHERE! The smallmouth really loved a custom painted purple & orange Furball Baits crankbait. They were all small smallmouth, but still fun to catch! We found them in 4 – 6 feet of water alongside docks. Moving baits seemed to attract far more attention for us.
Lake Milton is known to be a little tougher for bass fishing, but it also has some beasts in it – we have caught a few! I have never been disappointed fishing there. Still plenty of time to get out and give it a try. I’d recommend it!