It has been a while since I have posted a report, live has been crazy busy.
We got a couple of big rains last week near Eagle Mountain Lake and the runoff helped the water levels significantly. The lake is still not back at pool but it came up quite a beat. Hopefully now that we are at the end of the summer and the heat seems to be breaking the water will stop dropping so fast. We got rained out this morning and there is more rain forecasted this week so hopefully it will continue and the water will keep coming up, or at least stop dropping.
Fishing has been good up until last week when we got all the rain, it has been a little tough since then. We are still fishing for channel catfish primarily but have done some fishing for blue catfish as well here in the past week. The bite has been a little hit and miss and we have really been having to work for the fish that we are catching. I have done some white bass fishing as well of recent to help fill in the gaps but they have been scattered on Eagle Mountain Lake just like the catfish.
We are catching channel catfish on punch baits in shallower water using my Secret Channel Catfish Rig using the same techniques outlined in my Summer Channel Catfish Techniques book. The blue catfish are being caught on fresh shad on main lake points, ledges and flats, you just have to get out and use your sonar and find them. The white bass we have been catching have been a combination of surfacing fish caught on topwaters, some slabbing and a little bit of trolling using the hellpet rig.
It seems like the fishing is trying to straighten out now so I expect the next few weeks to be better until the turnover hits. When Eagle Mountain Lake turns over it impacts the fishing much more than it does on other lakes for some reason and the fishing is always tough.
I am getting some calls for Trophy Blue Catfish trips and the time is right around the corner. I will be running this trips this winter primarily on Lake Worth again. As soon as we have a couple of good cold snaps and the water temperature drops the fishing for the big trophy catfish will be good.
Give me a call at 817-522-3804 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your fishing trip!