It seems like Fall is finally here and the Texas heat has broken for the summer. Texas fishing guides always welcome the break in the heat this time of year. After a long hot summer catching channel catfish and white bass these cooler days are a welcome break. Water temperatures starting to drop also means that we are back to chasing blue catfish again.
We’re finally starting to see some water temperatures in the mid and low seventies in the mornings and having these cooler nights this week will help continue to lower these water temps on North Texas lakes. Hopefully, we’ll get another cold front soon and push the water temperatures down into the ’60s soon. The faster these water temperatures drop the faster fishing will get good.
We’ve started catching blue catfish in the past couple of weeks. The fish are really scattered which is normal for this time of year but as the temperatures continue to drop the fish will move and stack up and fishing will improve. We’re not catching huge numbers but for the most part, have had steady fishing and we’ve had several trips that have produced some trophy class catfish including one that was a few pounds shy of a junior angler lake record. We’ve hooked and lost a few other really good fish in the past couple of weeks also.
I’m getting a lot of inquiries for trophy catfish trips for October. Keep in mind that even though we’ve been posting some photos of trophy class catfish lately we’re not catching them every day or multiple big fish in a day. We typically start the trophy catfish trips in mid to late November as that’s historically when water temperatures start to get in the right range for the big blue catfish bite to be most consistent. Once it cools off and reaches the right temperature the trophy catfish action usually stays consistent through mid to late February. Keep in mind, Texas weather is unpredictable so things can always change in a matter of days. Sometimes the trophy catfish bite gets good earlier and sometimes it stays good well into March.
I’ve got the enclosure for the 26-foot SeaArk Pro Guide heading my way so we should have it on the boat and the heater running before the big fish bite fires up!
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