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May 21st Main Lake Water Temp. 66 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3783.73. Storage is 182,000 acre ft.
The Main Lake is clear.
It was another week with decent weather and good fishing. We are in for some strong winds in the middle of this week, but right now it looks like the upcoming Memorial Day weekend will be nice.
Crappie-Fair-They have just about finished up the spawn so they will start to move to deeper water. Live Minnows seem to be working the best this week. The best bite is still in the Canadian Arm of the Lake.
Walleye-Good-The trolling bite is really coming on. Flicker Shad, Wally Divers, Bandit, and Bomber Crankbaits are all working well. The area from Horseshoe Bend to Romero Canyon is producing well.
White Bass-Good-Trolling for Whites in the Canadian is producing some nice stringers. There is also a decent bite casting spinners and Crankbaits in 10 to 15 feet of water on the flats.
Catfish-Good-Nightcrawlers, Chicken Liver, and Punch Bait are all catching Channel Cat up to 4 lbs. in 6 to 10 feet of water.
Bass-Good-I saw a good number of Largemouth in the 2 1/2 to 3 lb. range come to the scales this weekend. There were also numbers of Smallies weighing 2 to 2 1/2 lbs. brought in. I think that we are right in the middle of the spawn, there are fry showing up and there are also still females that haven't spawned, so this shallow bite should be good for another week or so. Reaction baits such as Spinnerbaits and Vibrating Jigs pitched close to shallow brush is one choice. Another good pattern is flipping and pitching Creature Baits or various soft plastic worms to the same shallow brush.
Hereford Bass Club-5/19/19-3 Fish Limit
1st Place-Danny Campbell-8.28 lbs.
2nd Place-Gabe Rivera-8.28 lbs.
3rd Place-Richard Beilue-7.84 lbs.
Big Bass-Max Martin-3.72 lbs.
Jimmy Encinas and I got a chance to get on the water for a few hours Wednesday afternoon and really had a good day. We fished the clear water from the mouth of Ute Creek to the Dam. Jimmy tore 'em up on a Spinnerbait while I choose to stay with Neko rigged Berkley Hit Worms and RNT KillShots. We caught nearly all of our fish in 3 to 6 feet of water on isolated humps that were covered with either brush or reeds. We didn't catch any big fish (although I did miss my chance at one) but we had a good number of both Smallmouth and Largemouth in the area of 2 to 2/12 lbs.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and please BE SAFE!
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES, GOOD FISHING, AND "MAKE 'EM BITE"!
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