Eagle Mountain Lake Fishing Report May 2012
Let me start with the Eagle Mountain Lake fishing report. The channel catfish bite is on fire and is as good as it gets. We are catching easy limits of channel catfish every trip on Eagle Mountain Lake fishing with punch bait and the secret channel catfish rig. The fishing is about as good as it gets for channel cat and will stay this way for a good while. There is not a lot of size to the fish as most will run 1-3 lbs but the fishing action is fast and furious. This is a great time to get kids out on the water with me because there is no waiting or down time and it is very fast paced fishing. I have a few afternoon and evening spots open for this month but my weekends are full into June. I do have some June weekends open for guided catfish trips on Eagle Mountain Lake. Give me a call at 817-522-3804 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get something setup.
The Eagle Mountain Lake Alligator
I have had about 30 phone calls, text messages and emails in the past 24 hours from people wanting to know about the Eagle Mountain Lake alligator.
There is a photo circulating of a big alligator that was allegedly killed on Eagle Mountain Lake (photo below).
First let me say it has been common knowledge for many years that there are some big gators in Lake Worth and we have seen them out there for years. We have also been seeing them in the river between Eagle Mountain and Lake Worth for years also. Everyone knows that they are there, yes they are big, and yes there are many of them. There are even signs around the Tarrant Regional Water District pond below the Eagle Mountain Lake dam stating there are gators in there.
There have been several pictures circulating this year of big alligators that were allegedly taken on Eagle Mountain Lake. I spend more time on the lake than most people do and up until this year I have never seen an alligators in Eagle Mountain Lake. This year however I have seem two different gators, and both of them I have seen within the last month. I know there were two different alligators because they were substantially different in size.
The first spotting was a gator that was significantly larger than the one in the photo below. I have seen the bigger one three different times in the past thirty days. It really should not come as any surprise.
Now, as far as this alligator goes. No I don’t know who killed it. The rumor going around is that it was killed by the game wardens but I verified that the game wardens did not kill this alligator.
I also do not have any verification that the dead gator shown below came from Eagle Mountain Lake so as far as I know there is no verification that it did indeed come from Eagle Mountain. I was told (from an “official” source that I cannot name) that the situation was “under investigation” and it is not being discussed at this time.