Big Sam is on fire !!!!

--3-19-13 Lake Level 162.40, 2 feet low. Lightly stained, 60-65 degrees. Bass fishing is very good right now. Full day trips are averaging 35-50 fish boated. The spawn is in full swing with many beds visible throughout the lake. Buck bass are cruising and eating anything that invades their area. Big Bite Jerk minnows, Zoom Super Flukes, and Senkos are drawing strikes in 1-10 foot of water between the inside hydrilla line and shoreline vegetation. I'm rigging either weightless or with a very small split shot pinched about 10 inches up the line. There are some really big girls up in the shallows with the bucks. Last Friday, client Tim Shannon caught his personal best of 8.10, I followed it up 30 minutes later with an 8.15. We're also catching quite a few on soft swimbaits. Skinny Dippers, Cane Thumpers, and Money Minnows with a belly weighted Owner Beast Hook. Slow roll the swimbaits in the same areas to try to locate larger bass. Best colors for both baits have been anything in watermelon. The crappie have started to move to the hydrilla beds for the spawn. They are scattered, but can be caught on red Roadrunners tipped with a black/chartreuse curl tailed grub. If you would like to book a trip, or just talk fishing gimme a call at 409-379-3474. Or send me an email to [email protected] Set The Hook Hard.

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Water Level on 12/3: 161.04 (-3.36)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 1)

GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 3.30 feet low. Bass are relating to points and main lake brush piles using jigging spoons and crankbaits. Crappie continue to migrate into the river, with catches in the brushpiles using whitehead jigs or minnows. Catfish continue to move into shallow water and into the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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