Well if you ain't been here by now, I'm not sure what you are waiting for.. Other than a cool spell.. Which is allegedly on the way.. If you call nineties cool.. Over the weekend there was some good fishing.. And some not so good by some reports. And there were a lot of folks in town, as there were several clubs down and the API tournament was also going on. Saturday was a banner day for big fish bites I hear, and of course I heard the stories from several seasoned fishermen and several guides that said they just could not get the big fish in the boat.
The API fished a three fish format, and on Saturday there were four stringers over twenty pounds, and the leaders had a shade over twenty two.. Sunday there were not as many giants weighed in, but there were still a lot of nice bags weighed..
And I believe the winning weight was The first four teams all had great two day weights. I have not heard final weights from the club tourneys. Remember a few years ago when we were throwing the Magnum Fluke and a lot of football jigs?
Well it is time to do it again, as a lot of fish are being caught out aways on points and on ledges a bit offshore. The big fluke on a stand up jig or a wobble head jig is catching them too.
Bout time that shit starts working again.. But back to the jig.. A lot of folks have had good luck on jigs near rock and on brushpiles..
One rule of thumb around here is, that when the lake gets low, like the conditions we have now, there is just not a lot of cover in the water.. Other than rocks and hardwoods.. And brush piles are a freaking fish magnet during these times.. So if you know where some are, or if you run over one You might want to flip it a time or two.. I heard that a lot of the better fish caught this weekend were off brush piles.. The crappie are also loaded up in a lot of these piles as well.
And there's only two things bettern' a crappie.. The first is a filleted crappie.. The second is a fried one.. And those crazy ass white bass are also on the loose.. Lots of places to run into them out there.. Whether you want to or not.. If you catch one, there's more nearby..
Most any soft plastic will catch you a fish if you throw it into the right tree.. Speaking of which, Jay Skrivanek easy for me to spell caught this PB 10 pound 9 ounce on a Z craw last weekend.. And he had never heard of one before I showed it to him..
It also fishes well on a C-Rig.. Guess I should have told him about getting some slime on the lens as well! There have been a shit load of real quality fish caught lately.. And with all the missing water they are getting easier to find bunched up.. They are still hammering us on the water.. I can't believe that they can't at least keep us on the state park ramp.. Because after today I am going to say that launching on concrete there will be no longer feasible. We are at And I always say that at Add in a little siltation and that number gets higher a bit as we go along..
What pisses me off is that there is plenty of water in the Mexican lakes to keep us at or so. The bridge in the Veleno in, not over has claimed three lower units that I know of this week..
Go around the buoys to the west! Somebody ought to sue em.. Not only will they not destroy it, or keep water over it, but the management is so shitty that they won't even mark it as a hazard..
Does someone have to get killed before they might even notice that we have a problem? Plenty of water on the west side of it to easily go around.. But not everybody that comes to town knows it is there.. There are some rain chances around..
I have been praying for a flood.. Hurricane Bud is heading up the Baja, and I hope it stalls out in the northern mountains and rains two feet.. There is also another system behind it and I hope it follows the same path and rains two more feet.. I don't mean to be insensitive.. But it takes an event to put any real water into this lake.. If the Mexicans start turning some water loose..
I'll quit praying for a rain that has all of em standing on roofs.. But for now I am sticking with the status quo.. I haven't written lately because I have been busy.. Like I bought a house and am working on it day and night and moving busy..
And this shit is kicking my ass.. I'm too old and fat to be doing what I have been doing in this heatwave.. And if it cost a dime to shit, I'd have to throw up.. So I ain't hiring anybody.. I'm too damn particular anyway.. And I don't want anybody looking in my underwear drawer.. But I'll get her done and when I move the last box I ain't doing shit for a week..
And maybe I'll be able to get back on the water.. But it ain't happening this week.. Take care of yourselves.. Come buy some baits.. My first payment is due in thirty days June has come in about like May went out.. Hottern a Model T exhaust pipe.. But there is less light at the end of the tunnel as highs are only supposed to be in the upper nineties over the weekend. But the fish don't give a shit.. They're still biting like Mike Tyson..
Very good numbers of fish are being reported on both ends of the lake. And if you are worried that you have a smaller boat, it's all good as you don't have to leave the Veleno.. From all accounts, it is fishing as good as any creek on the lake.
Rocky points and drops still have crankbait fish on them, and any timber you see may have a biggun on it. The Veleno is fishing as good as I can remember. Course I been telling you that for a month. Hardwoods on the main river channel, from the top of the lake to Blanco have also been putting out good numbers of fish.
Your favorite flipping bait in the shadows of the trees will get you bit. A big worm or a beaver or brush hog style bait is a damn good place to start. The water on top of the lake is a little off color so using a darker colored bait is a good idea.. Junebug Red, black and red, or the good ole' Plum Ol' Monster are good choice. And these bastards are full of piss and vinegar.
Typical of Falcon fish in the summer.. A little farther south, Pierces and the tigers are full of rocks, and these points can have a shit ton of fish on them.
A lot of them are in the one to three pound range, but it has been very common to snatch a pig off the same rocks you have been catching fifteen inchers off.. I know I sound like skipping record, but the Red Eye shad in Sexy Shad pattern is a must to have laying on the deck. And keep your eyes open for schooling bass on any ridge, hump, or point.