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The fishin’ continues to improve with the water clarity. The Whites have been very dependable trolling white, chrome & blue, or chartreuse crank baits.. Ol’ Doug Long came up from El Paso last week and caught some really nice big Whites… He was trolling with chrome/blue, chrome/ black crankbaits.
Frank Vilorio has been catchin’ whites on live shad.. so if you can throw a cast net, go get em..Live shiners have been dependable also..
Have not heard any reports about night fishin’, or bank fishin’ , probably too damn cold…
Black Bass & Smallmouth have been good along rocky structure and main lake points. Soft tube baits and plastics are dependable.. Last week Dean Leavengood caught some nice Black Bass and one large catfish while fishin’ for Blacks..
Catfishin’ has been outstanding just about everywhere. Seems to be best on the North East side. Cut baits and live Bluegills..
Tell mama that it’s too cold for the honey-do list..
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We are thinkin’ about ya Ron…
“life’s problems are like throwin’ cattle… dig yur’ heels in on the big’uns… catch the little one’s round the neck”…
As usual, the water clarity was all but gone when the dam shut off… this time it was muddier than normal. Anyway.. it is finally clearing up..
White bass fishing is picking up with clearing water, live shad and shiners are the best bait, some also being caught on trolling crank baits, white and chartreuse .
Large mouth, small mouth bass being caught in 10 to 15 feet of water using jigs and creature soft baits , rocky point’s leading to deeper water are good spots.
Catfish good over baited holes, cut shad is good choice.
If you can throw a cast net, the shad are not hard to find right now..
Some ducks are now showing up. Water is rising providing great habitat, a lot of Millet grass providing good feed.
Tell mama that the honey-do list has gotta wait…
come see us..
“Always drink upstream from the heard!”
the water clarity is just about zero point nuthin’…
it gets that way about this time of year for a few weeks after the dam shuts down..
problem is that it slows the fishin’ too,,
Frank Vilorio is still finding fish, but having to work for em’..
Water temperature in AM 71 degrees,
White bass bite is slow, Still finding them with crankbaits and jigs.. I saw a nice boil of Whites yesterday mid morning in the cove south of Marina Del Sur.. so the Whites are still chasing the bait fish,, you just gotta keep hunting and get lucky..
A few Walleyes are being caught on ledges and rocky points with Walley divers and jigs..
Most all of the action is south of Horse Island.. (thats the south end of the lake)..
No report on Catfish this week.. but they are bound to the good..
Tell Mama that you gotta go fishin’ to help find the fish…
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“Nobody ever drowned himself in his own sweat”
FINALLY…. they shut the gates on the dam.. So now all we have to do is PRAY for water up North..
Maybe we can get a really productive snow pack and fill up more than average before they let it all out next year…
here’s the facts..
they shut the dam two days ago..
07/27/2018 – 2.9% @ 4285.38 (elevation above sea level)
other interesting facts..
02/29/1952 the elevation was 4262.17 (23.21′ lower than two days ago)
07/19/2013 the elevation was 4286.33 (.95′ higher than two days ago)
Maximum available elevation is 4415.00 (129.62′ of room to fill er’ up)
So it is at the lowest in recent memory…. but it is still a pretty nice lake..
Anyway… the fishing has slowed down from “Terrific” to ” Pretty Darn Good”
Actually the patterns are the same as the last report.. Just not as active.. So refer to the last fishing report and repeat… You’ll just have to work a little harder..
The Catfish have come alive again though.. Cut bait and bluegills … 20 -25 feet.. around lots of structure.
Sorry that there is not much more to report.. but shutting the dam is reason enough for celebration..
Tell mama that you gotta go see the lake at it’s lowest..
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” A lot of good luck is undeserved…. but then so is a lot of bad luck”