Striper Fishing is pretty much done until the water temps drop. Temps are spiking up into the low 80s at the dam and fish are in survival mode right now so we do not suggest fishing for them until water comes back down into the 70s. Bass Fishing on the other hand is doing well and fish can be caught on a variety of techniques. Popper fishing has been good with some quality fish being caught on Boogle Bugs. Fire Frog has been the go to color but Mossy Green is a close second for Spotted bass and Redeyes seem to prefer Solar Flare. Subsurface flies like large Wooly Buggers, Sex Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows, and Clousers are all working also. Fish are holding on ledges and rocky structure in the middle of the river as well as logjams along the bank so don’t get too focused on hitting the banks. Bass fishing will continue to improve as fall brings some relief from the heat of summer so string up your 6 and 7 weight rods and hit the Etowah for the best topwater bite of the season!