Lake Austin 11/22
Headed out on Lake Austin on a cold wet half day morning trip. It wasn't too bad since the rain held off. We got into them pretty decent on jigs and a crankbait. Even grabbed one on a frog. I think I found the same group of fish that I found the prior week 100 yards down the bank from where they were. All were solid 4+ lb fish. Once this area slowed down and after a few more spots, decided to hit what's been a good finish spot and it panned out. I got my client on a crankbait bite and he hooked and landed his personal best big bass at 7 lbs. What a great fish and a great way to end the day as the rain let loose right when Daron let his fish go. Great day on the water.
Lake Austin 11/20
Hit good ole LA once again with a friend. Found some decent ones up to 5 lbs using worms, crankbaits and jigs. Caught 16 in total in 5 hours with best 5 over 20 lbs. Good short day on the water.
Lake Austin 11/9-11/12
Lake Austin has been producing very well lately. Our lowest numbers the past 4 days were 15 and the most were 37. Every day saw at least one good one from 4 lbs to over 9.5 lbs landed. There were also several giants that either just came off or broke off my clients. One client even caught the lake record channel cat at 15.07 lbs. What a fight that was.
If you are wanting to get into some good fishing, right now is a great time to go. Be sure to dress accordingly because we are getting some cold days ahead. It's a great time to book your trips for the spring as well. Try to book the weekdays first. Thanks...
Lake Austin 5/29 Wednesday Night Jackpot tourney
After a great day on Fayette County with clients, I decided to hit the jackpot tournament on Lake Austin fishing solo. Turned out to be a good decision. I started out on an area I've hooked some good ones throughout the spring using deep cranks. I worked the area pretty good for over an hour until I saw the group of fish I was after on the graph. I backed the boat off from them and first cast I caught one over 4. The next cast, I caught one over 7 and the next cast, hooked a giant and it stripped out drag but came off only a few seconds later. After working this area over and only catching one more 2.5 - 3 lb bass on an Alabama rig, it started getting dark on me and I left for another area with a few docks and I was able to finish out my limit using a senko and the bama rig. Just before the end of the tourney, I hit one last spot with a senko and caught 2 but they wouldn't help me. I ended up with 18.07 lbs and took second place honors out of 31 teams. Good times and that was the 3rd check out of 6 tries. Good stuff...
Fayette County 5/29
Fishing was good yesterday on Fayette County. The wind was howling but we managed quite a few as has been the norm out there. Trips have been averaging 30-40 with some days doubling that. We started off on some previously productive water in the last few weeks only to find them not cooperating very well. After trying two areas that normally spit them out decided to go work a creek channel with a little rock in it. That was the ticket and we wore them out on this one spot using worms, crankbaits, an Alabama rig and Gila Monster Jrs from El Grande Lures. The biggest one going just over 5lbs. We caught over 30 with more than 2 dozen on that one spot. Good day on the water even though it was extremely windy.
Lake Austin 5/22 morning trip
After a front moved through the previous night, I took some clients out looking for that big bite. Realizing the front might have knocked the bite off, you can sometimes get a big bite in those situations. After only catching a few up to 4 lbs, we hit another area where some big ones hang out. I threw out a deep diving crankbait a few times just to maybe see the size of fish that were there and finally got a small tick. The fish came straight up and looked to be in the 10-11 lb range and it threw the hook. I immediately handed the rig over to my client to work the area. After several casts, he finally hooked a nice fish and fought it for a little while and when we finally landed it, he knew he had his personal best. She was a healthy fish and weighed in at 8.28 lbs. It turned out to be a great day even though the bite was well off. Congrats on a PB!
Lake Travis 5/20 Night Trip
Made another Lake Travis night trip and again we caught a bunch and went over 80 this time! We started out on the ledge from last week that's been producing and caught over a dozen largemouth and Guadalupe bass there. After the sun went down, we headed out to the lights. When I pulled up to the first light, the whites were already piled up and schooling. My graph was black from 7 foot down to 25 at the bottom. We immediately rigged up with spoons and started slaying the whites. After catching a few whites, I hooked into a nice striper and it fought hard on light tackle. It went over 10 lbs. We proceeded to catch white after white with a few nice crappie mixed in. This night was a meat haul and after it was all over, we had 59 fish in the ice chest including the 10.16 lb striper, 50 whites, 5 crappie, 2 largemouth and 1 guadalupe bass. What a fun trip.
Book today and I'll get you on some of this action!
Lake Austin morning 5/15 Lake Travis Evening 5/16
Took some clients out on Lake Austin on Wednesday and we had fun using senkos, trick worms, lizards and a fluke. The biggest went 5.5 lbs and we caught around 20. Fun times for sure.
On Thursday, I took one of the clients on a night trip on Lake Travis. We started out on a ledge and caught a few dozen largemouth and Guadalupe bass here up to over 4 lbs using crankbaits and a trick worm. After the sun went down, we headed out for some lights. First stop we caught 8-9 using crankbaits. We then moved onto another light and that's where we stayed and really cleaned them out. We caught several on crankbaits but then I switched my client to a jigging spoon and he got hammered by a nice striped bass. It went just over 7 lbs and it was a fighter. After releasing it, we began to slay the whites and we probably ended up catching 40 or so. What a night. We caught a few crappie as well. I think the final count was pushing 70 but who cares when you're catching that many. Book today and I'll get you out on some of that action.
Fayette County 5/14
Hit up Fayette County on Tuesday and had a pretty good day. Fayette produces pretty well all year long so it's only a matter of time before you find the fish. Started out on a rock ledge and began catching a few there on an Alabama rig, crankbaits, power worms and jigs. After catching several here, we headed over to a hump where we caught a few more. We caught them here on senkos and power worms and then moved on to a creek channel with a rock pile in it and caught more using the same. I wanted to end the day with my client catching the best quality fish possible so I moved out to a creek channel that had an old pond dam on it and we began catching some pretty good ones on some worms. All of them were 3-5 lbs and that was a good end to the day.
Lake Travis 5/13
Hit up Lake Travis on Tuesday with some clients and all went well. We started mid lake throwing mainly trick worms and catching quite a few on those and a few on crankbaits. We caught around 30 with the biggest close to 3 lbs and one really big one came unbuttoned. The highlight of the day though was chasing and catching a 6 foot corn snake, otherwise known as a red rat snake. Pretty snake. It was a fun day on the water.
Lake Austin 3-16 to 3-22
Lake Austin has been hit or miss with most trips catching 12-30 fish per day. Weights have been all over as well from the mid teens to over 30 pounds. Bed fish have accounted for most of the heavier weights when finding some females on beds. Monday the 18th found some big girls around beds but not ready. Within 3 docks found around 8 large ones from 6 lbs to over 10, but my clients could only manage 1 at 6 lbs.
A couple nights later was the first Wednesday night jackpot out there so I invited Jerry from my bass club, Big Sandy Creek, to come fish it with me. Well, it started out slow but Jerry finally hooked a good sized one in the area I've been catching and seeing some big ones. It went 7.52 lbs and was our anchor fish. Before the end of the tournament though, I ran those docks for the 2nd time after it was pitch black. I hit the first dock where the big fish from Monday were and got hammered only bring back half the lizard when I set the hook. I knew there was a big one there but couldn't get it to bite again. I moved to the next dock and placed it on one of the beds an 8 pounder was on Monday. As soon as my lizard hit bottom, it was nailed and I landed a 4.5 lb bass but it was the male. I flipped right back in and got slammed. I set the hook and had her on a second but the hook came back almost straightened out without the lizard. That was a bummer and I couldn't get her to bite again either. I was bummed and knew either one of those fish could help get a win and maybe big bass but when it was all said and done, Jerry and I took 3rd place with 20.24 lbs and just over a pound from the win. Tight top 3 for sure. Good times though.
Fayette County 3-8
Fishing was good on Fayette County today. Started out hitting points in 4-6 foot of water throwing lizards and crankbaits. The black snot was out in force. If you were around that stuff, you were not getting bit. So we just went searching for the clear bottom and when we found it, it was game on. We caught lots of 2-4 pound fish once we started throwing the El Grande Lures Gila Monster Jrs. These baits are fantastic and they float a bit making them hard to resist for those bass. They come in great colors too and since the water was pretty dark, we threw the green pumpkin w/ green & purple flake. After catching a bunch near the clean grass in our 2nd spot, we moved to another creek channel with some rock in the middle of it and my client caught them pretty good here as well. we ended the day at the discharge catching some on the Gila Jr and crankbaits. Good day on the water.
March starts off good
Started off March with another almost 7 on a high pressure blue bird sky day. The bite was off a bit when the previous low pressure system rolled out of town but there were still some good fish feeding. Reports of others caught from 7-10 pounds were few but there. The next day, Saturday, the swimbait bite was on fire with lots of 9-12 lb fish caught and one guy even had over 45 pounds best 5 throwing a swimbait. What a phenomenal day that would be. The time is now to get out and try your luck. I will say though that it takes experience to get on most of these fish but even the novice can try because any cast could be that fish of a lifetime.
Austin 2/27 another 8
Here's another 8.04 lb bass and a 5 lb male from another bed that had about a 12 lb female but she wouldn't bite. Put them back after a picture. Working beds...
Lake Austin 2/24-2/25
Lake Austin is the place to be right now. Big girls are on the move shallow and more and more are being caught. Looking for beds and working around those areas will get you on some good fish. Every day out but one in the past few weeks has at least one big fish in the 7-8+ pound range. Here's some guys out having fun and seeing what this lake is all about.
Other lakes are getting good as well. Now's the time to book your trip so let's go catch 'em...
Lake Austin 2/22
Lake Austin got going a bit today. Hit the lake today with some clients for a half day trip. The bite started out pretty slow but picked up some pretty good speed toward the end. We started out throwing around the grass and picked up a few here and there. Some just in the grass and a few around some beds. We moved around a bit and finally got on a good shallow bite catching a few 2-3 pounders and lost one about 5-6. Moved out a few feet deeper and game on. 6-7 lb fish were hammering our baits. Even had one giant on only to lose it in the grass. After dropping the clients off, went out for another hour or so hitting another area and picked up several more in the 5-6 lb class. All in all, the best 5 topped 30 pounds and could have been more if landed the giant. Here's Jen holding a 7. Good times.
Lake Austin on Valentines Day 2013
Lake Austin kicked some out today. Hit it for 2 hours mid day and landed this 5 on a frog and a 8.27lbs on a crankbait. There were 3 other bigger ones under the 8 when it got to the boat. Wish I had a little while longer to try to upgrade but had to get off the water at that point. Other baits working today were a shaky head craw worm and a senko. For 2 hours and over a dozen caught, good short day on the water. Good times.
Lake Bastrop is fishing nice 1/12/13
Lake Bastrop has really been fishing well lately. Went this past Saturday, January 12 and we caught them pretty good. The morning started off slow with the first keeper finally coming on the steep rocky slope off a pond dam using a jig and another right after on a deep crankbait. We then moved back to another deep rocky ledge and pulled a few more with a jig and carolina rig. After finally giving up on this deep area, we decided to move to a rocky point where it paid off. We caught quite a few on this spot including the big one of the day at 21 inches which is over 5 lbs. Most of our fish in the afternoon were 3-4 lb fish using jigs and a deep crankbait. Good times.
The day before I went out there and caught 25 but the size was not quite as big. Fun times none the less. Spring is filling up. Book now to get your dates!
Fayette County is still on Fire 12/08/2012
As you read on Tuesday, this lake is still going strong. After my prefishing went well, I started out at the same spot with my partner for the day after the draw, Jacob. It was the right call as we had a limit each before 8am using almost solely traps. I was using a solid red one and he was using a sexy shad colored one. He grabbed a 20.5" and a 19.5" off this spot. After the bite stopped there, we headed out to the discharge where Jacob quickly hooked into another 19.5" on a 10" worm in the grass. We didn't catch a lot here so we then moved on to the intake where some rocks are out in deeper water and first cast, Jacob hooks another 19.5". He's sitting on 20+ lbs and is looking really good for the tournament. I needed some more good ones so off we went again when we could get any more bites. After hitting a few more spots, I decided to just go back and camp out on the start spot to finish the day. After landing a few that wouldn't help with only 20 minutes remaining, I finally landed a good one at 20.5" and then with only 10 minutes remaining, I got our big fish of the day at 21.5" in about 2 feet of water. These fish were really healthy and weighed quite a bit more on a scale than on paper. After we headed in, we ended up winning by 8 pounds with 39.07 lbs and I ended up with the Angler of the Year title in the Big Sandy Creek bass club. What a day and a great win all around...
Time to hit this lake for some good fishing. Book today!
Fayette County is on Fire 12/04/2012
It was a fun day on Fayette today. Showed up at the ramp a little after 11am to find a small rain/lightening storm just blowing in. So I waited for all that to stop and then launched. I started fishing a point and right off the bat, for several casts in a row, I hooked up with good chunky bass. There were bass loaded up on that spot. I worked traps and crankbaits and then went to a 7" worm. My biggest was a nice healthy 7+ pounder at 23 inches. She went all around my boat stripping drag and went around the motor. After trimming up the motor and dragging her underneath, I was able to land her. She was a beauty. I then took off from there and hit several more areas using the same baits I started with and also mixed in a shaky head around the rocks. All in all, I landed over 50 bass from 2 lbs up to the 7 lb bass I caught first thing. I had another good one at over 21 inches, 5.5 lbs and plenty in the 3-5 lb range. The best 5 would have topped 25 lbs. Fun day on the lake.
Call me and book today for a great time on Fayette County Reservoir.