Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hog Heaven!

 9lbs.13ozs. What about that one. I had to let this one go because it would have eaten the other fish in the live well. This fish was caught 15 ft. from the boat launch. Could have easily been caught from the shore. Took a few pictures then released it for you to catch when you get here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 Well we had a nice day on the lake, and caught a total of 11 fish. Not pictured here was a nice Crappie, which I was surprised to see up the creek this early in the year. The Eagle was setting in a tree about 75 feet away. This is the closest I've been to one that was sitting.
The water is still very low and dirty with a surface temp. of between 57 and 62 degrees.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Where'd they go?

No pix today, nothing spectacular. Caught 3 keepers. The fish are coming from sparsh grass in about 5 feet of water. The problem is that they don't seem to have a patern. They will hit several different baits, but nothing consistantly. You can fish a whole bank and get one hit. The fish are not stacked up yet.
Anyway, the water temperature is around 56 degrees and the water is stained.The lake is about 8 feet low. Not the best conditions but they are getting close to the spawn, you can just feel it. Come on 60 degrees!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Schoolies just before dark.

If you watch for birds working the water near you, you can sneak up under them and throw a Long A, a Rogue , or any minnow imitation bait and have much fun catching schoolies like these.
P.S. These fish were all caught on Long A's and Red Fins. I lost my Long A on a good fish that broke my line at the boat. I culled 5 fish. Stay tuned for more fish stories in the coming days.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The big ones are biting at Rayburn again.
My battery was dead and I caught all these within 75 yards of the launch.
They are biting traps over grass.