I've fished this lake since I was old enough to fish but I have to say this is as close to being as good as it gets.
Fished last Monday by myself and caught fish early in the back of a creek on some scattered grass. Ticking it with a red eye shad in sexy shad color. Lots of short fish but spaced out among them were several keepers. They seemed to be holding on the stake beds that had grass around them. Grass is submerged but easy to find with a lipless - fish seemed to want the bait as fast as you can reel it - fished it on a high speed reel and still burned it. Moved out on some shellbeds later and caught ALOT of fish. There again lots of short fish but some nice keepers in the 3-4 lbs. range mixed in - you just have to wade through the short fish because better fish are mixed in. Caught several on a carolina rigged senko and a football jig. I would put the count for the day somewhere around 60 fish.
Went back on Wednesday with a friend and within the first five casts in the back of that same creek on a stake bed had 2 fish that would total 8 lbs. Caught several more short fish and a few keepers but not as many good fish as the day before. Headed to the drops and caught some fish on each one but didn't hit the motherload until about the 6th or 7th one we fished. It was literally a fish on every cast. Several nice keepers mixed in with tons of those 14" to 14.5" fish. Best fish off that spot was 4.2 lbs. Same baits as the trip before. Total for the day was close to 80 fish but pulled off the water at 2:30 due to a prior commitment. I'm heading back on Tuesday and Wednesday of this coming week!! Can't wait!!
Loc: Williamson County
It's definitely something else. I fished a tourney yesterday and finished 2nd with 25.15. That was a lock to win any tournament on the lake last year but I'm not complaining. I love it.
I'm a little concerned about the lack of hydrilla out on the main river ledges this year though. Back in late April it was there and was trying to grow. Then the huge rains moved in and brought the water up to 5-6' over summer pool for a good while. Now there is still hydrilla in areas that were sheltered from the massive current but most of the stuff out on the ledge is dead and doesn't appear to be growing. It was matting this time last year. Hopefully it was just a setback and will continue to grow because I feel it is the single most important factor that has made it such an extremely quality fishery.
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