The water temps have been going up and down for a month or so now with the fish wanting to spawn it is sending them shallow and then they back off to the deeper water . Yesterday we had a good stringer of fish using spinnerbaits in 2 to 5 foot of water. I caught some really nice ones in the backs of coves and creeks. my best bait was the 3/4 oz. "Falcon Special in the and White chartreuse skirt . I caught them on the standard willow and the Magnum willow. Main thing to remember is the speed of retrieve. Slower is better than fast. In cooler water the bite is not always a violent one. if you feel pressure on the line often times that is a fish. This week the water temps were in the low 60's starting the day but by the end of the week they were in the mid 60's. I saw 70 degree water in the backs of shallow pockets in several places.
Time to head to Falcon for some really nice fishing.
Tight lines: Jim
Catches of 50 to 100 fish per boat are coming in on a regular basis.... Falcons water level is dropping weekly... Recent rains may help that but the valley continues to want more and more water.... With the falling water, Lots of fish are holding their ground on Shallow rocky points. Shallow running crankbaits and plastic worms and jigs are a ticket for success.... Went out yesterday with a friend to check out some spots and caught over 50 fish before being run off the lake because of Rain.
Made a quick trip to Sugar and took Robert Myers with me.... We had lots of fish all day on Crank Baits and Plastics,,, Best five went 32+ pounds.
Finding nice fish on the bite in 4 and 5 foot of water. The spawn is almost over but still some nice fish to found shallow. Water is falling fast on Sugar.... look for any flooded structure in the water. Jigs and plastics are working .
Got behind on my Fishing Reports so I'm catching up: Took out two great fishermen on Sunday after the Bass Champs tournament on Falcon. We made a quick trip to Sugar and the bite was on. Started out throwing shallow crankbaits and worms on flooded humps and trees but didn't get any big players to bite. Went out deep with Deep Crankbaits and jigs and had a good day.
I fished with Rob, Ray, and Ben yesterday on Sugar Lake, The winds blew hard and the fish fought hard. It was a great seeing these guys again. They make an annual trip down every year to get in on the big fish during the spawn on Sugar. They stay with Rodrigo Rodriquez at Campo El Mirador. I met them several yeats ago at El Mirador and this year I got the opperturnity to fish with them. What a great bunch of guys.... Flippin was the name of the game for Sugar. Baits of Choice are Plastic creature type baits piched into Flooded bushes and trees in 4 to 6 foot of water using heavy line and gear ....We must have boated 40 to 50 fish quite a few over 5 pounds. Rob had the big fish of the trip with a nice 11.7 pounder but the others were nice fish in there own right..... We had a great day fishing and catching fish in the wind.... Can't wait to get back over and do it again.....
Fished with John and Mary Lou Post yesterday on Sugar Lake.... Started out early fishing the shallow bite on rocky points and humps with brush and caught male bass in the 4 to 5pound class and then went out a little deeper fishing humps on main lake coves and found several places holding numbers of small fishin the 2 to 3 pound range.... Worked through the small ones to catch some nice ones... Plum Ol Monster worms by Zoom seemed to be what they wanted....
Took Chip and Cinco Woods to Los Blancas and had a great day.... Fish were on the beds and ready to bite.... had some really nice fish on Watermelon Red JoBaby Jigs tipped with Falcon Lake Craw colored Rage Craws. Most fish were snug up to the base of hardwood trees in 2 to 7 foot of water.... Los Blancas is located just accross the dam at Falcon Lake about twenty minutes from the dam near the town of Mier.
Fished with Jared and Christian yesterday.... After the front on Tuesday and the bright Full moon the fish just would not coporate with us until about 12:oo. The winds subsided and changed directions and the fish started to bite and chase shad... We Salvaged a slow morning bite with a decent afternoon and wound up with some nice ones. Numbers were down this trip but some quality fish showed up. We basically hide from the wind for most of the morning and then were able to fish main lake points with rock using Strike King Rage Craws in Watermelon Red and JoBaby Spinnerbaits in Chartruese and White. All fish came from less than 10 foot of water....
I took Woody Jarmen to Sugar the other day and caught a bunch of nice fish Flippin the hard wood. The spawn is starting to wind down but there are still lots of fish shallow... Watermelon Red and Greep Pumpkin Saphire Rage Craws were what was working for us. Braided line is essential to get these fish out of the heavy brush..... Fish 2 to 6 foot on Rocky or hard botom points and humps to find the fish.... It should not be too long before the deep bite take off again....