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May 21st Main Lake Water Temp. Upper 60s

The Lake elevation is 3781.02 Storage is 155,800 acre ft.

The Main Lake is clear.

Fishing was good for just about thing in the Lake this week. Everyone that I talked to caught fish and a number of them had limits of what ever they were fishing for.

White Bass are biting just about everywhere on the Lake. Casting to the shore is working well. Smaller baits, such as our Cyclone Spinner and In-Line spinners are working well for this. Trolling in deeper water with Flicker Shad is also working for those that like to troll.

Walleye are shallow and they are biting. Mostly 16 to 17 inch males and they are in 5 to 10 feet of water. Berkley Gulp Minnows and Curly Tail Grubs rigged on Jig Heads are both working well. If you prefer Crankbaits, Rapala DT6s and Shad Raps are doing a good job. I also had some good reports from folks that were pulling 'Crawler Harnesses in deeper water, 20 to 30, feet near the Dam,

Crappie are staging in 10 to 15 feet of water and hitting Live Minnows, Road Runner, and Bobby Garland Baby Shad.

Catfish are good, mostly in the upper Canadian, on Punch Bait and Chicken Liver.

Bass are spawning and they are active. Smallmouth are in the middle of the spawn with Bucks guarding fry in some areas and some females still on beds in other areas of the lake. Wacky Rigged Berkley General, Ned Rigs with Z-Man TRDs, and Keitech Swim Baits are working well.

Hereford Bass Club held a 3 fish limit Sunday, May 19th

1st Place -Victoria Holmes-6.42 lbs.

2nd Place-Seth Moore-5.88 lbs.

3rd Place-Walter Burnett-5.78 lbs.

Big Bass-Logan Jameson-3.12 lbs.

There were 2 more Bass tournaments over the weekend but I have not seen any final results from either one. I do know there was a 5 fish limit of over 16 lbs. weighed in on Saturday in the NM B.A.S.S. Nation tourny and 2 Largemouth over 4 lbs, caught Sunday.

Summer Store Hours

Sunday 7:00 AM-4:00 PM

Monday 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Thursday 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Saturday 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Be sure and ask us about our Rod and Reel Combo Deal if you are in the market for some new gear. We will make you a deal on a Lew's Reel and Falcon Rod!

I do not know where the time has gone but we are arriving at the Memorial Day weekend! The Lake will be crowded so please be careful and please be courteous, I hate the sound of those sirens when they rush by the store headed to the Lake!

 

Until Next Week,

TIGHT LINES, GOOD FISHING, AND "MAKE 'EM BITE"!

Ben

 

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