(Lake elevation 1,689 feet, 85 % full). A new moon this weekend means fishing with submersible lights at night for striped bass and crappie could be the best option. Anchovies and live shad have been great baits – try dropshot rigs. Otherwise, fish northern coves during afternoons where there might be some pockets of warmer water. Shad can be found in the back of Castle Creek or Coles Bay. Anglers will need to keep finding different spots when netting shad. The ideal depth for shad has been 7-15 feet of depth near the shore. Catfishing can be decent using dead shad fished on the bottom with hot dogs, chicken liver, or anchovies. Some anglers will chum a cove overnight with corn and return to fish the same cove with corn – this can be an effective tactic for catching carp and catfish. This month in general, fishing in general has been decent for striped bass in northern coves, in 55-80 feet of water, using live shad. Humbug has been particularly good for stripers with anchovies in 60 feet of water depth. Jigging spoons in deep water and using Alabama rigs has been producing decent fish as well. With cooler water temperatures, the best bite might be from noon to sunset -- try Alabama rigs, Skinny Dipper paddle tails, or jig 1- to 1.5-ounce spoons. Live shad and anchovies are effective as well. Try the mouths of Humbug, Castle Creek or Coles Bay.