Summer Arrives As Scheduled
Posted on July 05, 2010Sunny, hot weather arrived as the calendar predicted. Several days of mid-ninety hi’s made the fish start looking for the shade and kicked off the same reliable pattern of bass activity we saw last summer.
Big plastics quickly became the rule of the day with fish biting shallow early in the morning and then in deeper spots as mid-day arrived. On the morning of 6/17 I shared the boat with a couple of visitors and we boated 16 bass up to 4 lbs. Five of the fish were caught between 11:30 AM and noon as we fished our way back to the dock. Fish over 8 lbs started biting the next day, but have completely outwitted our fishermen. One couple lost 3 big fish in 1 1/2 days of fishing.
July 2nd I fished 1/2 day with my long time fishing buddy from Tulsa and we caught 16 bass up to 5 lbs. We did not get on the water til 7:30 AM, but still landed 4 fish on topwater.
Currently the lake is full and slightly stained. The summer bloom is very active on cloudless days and really juices up the bite even in the middle of the day.