ALAMO LAKE: Well folks, when it was all said and done we ended up with a little over 2.5 feet of water from the storm that beat up Bagdad. Now were on the drop again losing about an inch a day.
We had a few campers out here this weekend. For the most part everyone caught fish. Everyone who fished the upper end of the lake gave it a thumbs down. Everyone fishing from Cholla on up said catfishing and bass fishing was OK.
The water is still a little stirred up and things are just starting to get back to normal. I went out a few nights ago and boated four and missed about six.
A very weird bite. You felt a slight "ting" and that's it. I thought I had set the hook on several bass only to get them to the boat and have them spit the bait with the hook still in the plastic.
Now the big heroes of the weekend were Joey Lockwood and Josh Washom. They came in the office and told me that Joey caught eight bass on a Rat-L-Trap. Josh caught one using a Rat-L-Trap. They also caught a catfish.
What I thought was the most impressive was that they caught about 25 good-sized crawdads and boiled them for a snack. They said they tasted just like lobster. Good job guys. I'm glad you had a good time out here.
I had a couple of anglers come in yesterday afternoon and gave crappie fishing a thumbs down. I explained to them how the night bite was better this time of year and I think theyre going to come back and give that a try in a couple of weeks. It saddens me to say I can feel winter in the air and summer is on the way out.
It's been hitting 110 degrees out here every day, but it's a nippy 110.
One angler did report catching a 5-pounder (bass) on a black lizard with a chartreuse tail. So there you have it. Both plastics and crankbaits seem to be the ticket.
The beaver I mentioned before relocated. I found him the other night and once again followed him around for the rest of the night. I'm going to take a camera out with me (Tuesday night) and see if I can get a picture for you. He's a big boy going 30-40 pounds. OK -- it could be a she to keeps things fair.
The dock that was at Cholla is now located by the old rental boat road area. All in all, its a good place to launch. That's it from me. -- Mark