It’s been a good while since I’ve posted or sent out a fishing report. I planned on posting regular reports in this section but things have been so busy this year that I just haven’t gotten around to it. It’s been a very busy 2013 thus far.
Eagle Mountain Lake Spring Blue Catfish Wrap Up
The spring blue catfish action has come and gone. It was an “odd” spring to say the least. Water temperatures were unseasonable cool even into late May. I had some excellent spring blue catfish trips but this year the spring was one of the more challenging times I’ve had in all the years I’ve been guiding. The fishing was “consistently inconsistent to say the least. It seems every time the action started to pick up and really get good we would have another cold front and the fish would scatter again. This was a common theme among all species of fish on all the north Texas lakes this year.
All in all it was an excellent spring but I definitely had to work harder to find and stay in fish than I have in years past.
The positive part of the cooler spring weather is that we stayed in an excellent trophy blue catfish bite all through March. I spent more time fishing Eagle Mountain Lake for trophy blue catfish this winter than I have in the past and had some excellent trips. Lake Worth continues to be a clear winner in terms of numbers and size of trophy blue catfish but there are some interesting things happening on Eagle Mountain in regards to the trophy blue catfish. The next one or two years will be interesting to watch in terms of what happens with the larger catfish. I think the lake will hit what many biologists have explained to me as the “tipping point” based on what I have been seeing.
Eagle Mountain Lake Summer Fishing
With the Texas heat setting in for summer I’ve turned my attention to catching channel catfish as I always do in the summer. The majority of my fishing for June July, August and September will be for channel catfish. I’ll still do some blue catfish as well but the channel catfish fishing on Eagle Mountain Lake generally offers the best action. These trips generally produce excellent numbers of channel catfish from 1-3 lbs with some larger channel catfish mixed in.
I’ve been catching excellent numbers for the past few weeks and the fishing only continues to improve the past few days.
Catching limits of catfish in a half day trip has been the standard for most trips and I expect this to stay this way.
I’ve had an unusually high number of requests for night fishing and for flathead trips this year. I’ve gotten away from night fishing the past few years because it’s so hard to coordinate schedules. I’m thinking about doing a one week stretch of night trips in July and another in August if I can get enough interest together and coordinate everything. If this is something that interests you let me know.
If you’d like to schedule a time to fish just email me or give me a call at 817-522-3804
Here are some pictures from trips over the past few days.