June 2017 Update
We just finished up a busy week at AP. Lots of guests and I got to fish with a group of my Tulsa oilfield buddies. We had a great time fishing two half days and boated a lot of bass on wacky worms, crankbaits, and jig.
I landed the lunker of the trip, an 8.25 lb bruiser I hooked over by the sandstone bluff. That makes 6 fish eight pounds or better as we exit May and head towards summer. We just might challenge the record of 11 such bass with that pace.
The lake is fifteen inches above full right now and with a few days before the next fishermen arrive I will pull the plug on the pipe and draw it down a bit. The rains largely missed us this weekend and the inflow has been declining for some time. We have been fortunate in missing the really big rains that wreck the fishing and for the most part, I have been able to keep the water stable or rising while the fishermen were in camp. Almost everyone has been catching good numbers of fish and the big fish continue to set just a bit off of the grass bed where they are more susceptible to the jig. Topwater action has been sporadic.
We are looking forward to a busy summer and hope that you will find a slot on your calendar for a trip to AP!