(Indian River County):
Blue Cypress is a 6,555-acre lake located in Indian River County. It is a scenic body of water with a shoreline structure composed of cypress and spatterdock. Several fish attractors have been constructed in open-water areas and are marked with buoys. Lake Blue Cypress has a good population of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, and catfish.
For more information on daily fishing forecasts and lake conditions at Blue Cypress Lake, call Middleton's Fish Camp at: 772-778-0150.
Bass anglers can expect largemouth bass to be in a post-spawn mode after April. Bass tend to move out to the outer emergent grasses and cypress trees along the lake’s perimeter to target schooling forage this time of the year. Big M Canal and Zigzag Canal are additional sites where bass anglers may want to focus their attention. Dark colored plastic worms, chuggers, propeller plugs, spinner baits, and live bait (golden shiners) are all considered effective.
Bluegill and redear sunfish will be coming inshore for their spawn throughout the quarter. Look for them on the shell bars just offshore and around vegetation in the deepest water with suitable hard bottom for spawning. The edges of Big M Canal should also be holding decent numbers of panfish. Fly-rod popping bugs, small jigs, ultra small spinner baits, and live bait (crickets, shrimp, and worms) are the most popular baits.
Black crappie will continue to be caught by anglers trolling and drifting the deeper areas of the lake using small jigs, beetle-spins, and live minnows. Big M should also be holding fish along floating vegetation.