ALAMO LAKE: April 28 report from Mark Knapp of Alamo Lake State Park: Well folks, once again it's been awhile since I have had a chance to write anything. For the last week you have not missed anything out here but a lot of wind.
Very little rain, but wind every day for the last week.
I'm going to try and get out tonight but the clouds are already building up and the wind should start any minute. The anglers I have talked to are doing really well. Theyre still catching crappie in the shallows. I figured they would be spawned out and heading back into deeper waters but I still see males brought into the fish cleaning station. Now, let me stop there for a moment. I got to give a big thank you to Ron Christofferson from the Game and Fish Dept. Ron supplies us with our fish cleaning stations and motors when they go down. We get an average of about two years out of a motor. Well, Ron decided to go big and install one called a Muffin Monster. It was put at Cholla. So, for the next couple of years were going to monitor it and see if it's worth the investment.
Anyway, when you push the button, think of Ron: he made it happen for us.
Bass fishing is decent. There's a decent top-water bite starting at first light and ending at sun up. I keep hearing about training wheels being a hot ticket. The word spinnerbait is also being used in the same sentence. I always thought a spinnerbait was when you threw a plastic lizard at some bush, got hung up on a branch and counted how many times the bait went around the branch before getting hung up. Anyway, bass fishing is good. Catfishing is also good. Everyone is still complaining that theyre catching a lot of cats while trying to catch crappie.
Jerry Connely came out this last week and wanted me to mention that he caught a lot of bass during his stay. I forgot the total but it was worth the drive from Buckeye and setting up a motor home and launching with it. Everything is having babies this time of year. This includes the grebes you see on the lake.
Normally a grebe will dive under the water and you don't hit them unless your bent on trying. Right now theyre carrying their babies on their backs and will not dive. So if you see a flock of them, slow down and check it out. It's a pretty cool thing to see. The lake level is at XXX