Can't believe April is over. This spring is flying by so fast. Got today off cause Mother Nature wanted to cool things off and let the wind blow up to 40mph. Would have been miserable on the water. It has been a weird spring. The lake is just above pool. The water clarity could be better. With very limited grass and all this wind, it has it a little dirtier than normal. We still have some black bass spawning, as we always do this time of year. The shad spawn has been going on now for a couple weeks and I have to believe we have no shortage of shad in the lake. Bodes well for all of our fish. The bass fishing has been pretty good at times, and of course others not as much. Sometimes the wind just won't let us fish where we need to or how we need to. Other times these Roberts bass just won't eat. For the most part we are focusing on post-spawn fish right now. Getting some topwater and squarebll action early, then mainly using plastics rest of the day. Anything with watermelon in it is a good choice. May is shaping up to be a really good month.
Right now the sand bass and crappie are biting really well. The sandies are pretty easy too. Just look for the birds, especially in the mornings around the many windy points we have most days. They will be really shallow too. Anything shiny and moving will get bit. Heck we even have been getting some on our Carolina rigs. The crappie have really moved out on the standing timber and brush piles.
I still have a few openings in May. Some half days, but a couple full days towards the end of the month.
Here are some highlights from the last few weeks. Even got some really good smallmouth in the mix. Brad (aka...Bronzeback Brad) got him a 5lb smallmouth. He gave himself the nickname, so not sure it counts :)