Thursday, May 14, 2015
Week of May 10, 2015
Lake Fork is now full pool and even a bit over. The drought has officially ended in east Texas and now the flooding begins. Compare these two pictures from January 2015 and taken this week.
I started out the next morning at 6:30 am with Dale. We began on a main lake point with Carolina rigs and I managed to catch a 7-3 and a 7-5 in about an hour and a half. Both nice fish and the first one fought very hard. That was fun. We had a tougher time the rest of the morning and ended up with 7 fish for the day.
The weather this whole trip was pretty squirrely. It felt more like early March than May. Temperatures were in the upper 50's to low 70s and cloud cover and a stiff breeze kept it chilly. More than once I wished I had brought my big coat.
Tuesday morning started out with more cloud cover and again we caught most of our fish in the morning. At one point we went down a good bank in about 6 feet of water throwing in and out with Carolina rigs. We had 5 bites in less than 6 feet, 5 bites deeper than 6 feet. I caught 1 and jumped off two while Dale caught 2. At 3 pm I stepped off Dale's boat and onto Rhandy's and we hunted up another 7 fish. My biggest of the day was with Rhandy and went about 4 pounds.
Rhandy had a tough day and we only managed to boat 7 fish in 8 and a half hours. He caught a 7 pounder but my biggest was under 5. We had to run in once due to heavy rain and I even caught one bass right next to his dock. We had the rain gear on and off all day. We came in about 3 pm with strong showers approaching on the radar. They hit about 4:30 pm and it rained hard and heavy for about an hour and a half. That was the only half day I missed this trip.