ALAMO LAKE: Lake level Thursday, July 30 was 1,090.43 feet (up about 3 inches from the previous week):
It's been awhile since I have had a chance to give you some updates on fishing. Lets get the number one question out of the way. No, the lake did not come up by feet -- only inches. If the storm that hit Wickenburg would have gone up Hwy. 93 and hit the Wikieup area we would been in great shape. It missed our water shed by about a mile.
So Cholla ramp and campground are shut down at this time. We will re-open Cholla campground at the end of August.
Now for fishing. All in all it's the same ol pattern for this time of year. Early morning top-water bite throwing buzz baits and frogs has been good. The bite is over by sunrise. I have been catching some 3-4 pounders in the evening throwing brush hogs.
The nighttime crappie bite is very good up by the dam. Anglers are using lights and jigging with minnows.
Catfishing is decent. I have been catching them on plastics so I'm sure night crawlers or hot dogs will work just as well.
Shore fishing is not the greatest. A few fish are being caught but that's about it. Were still using the old rental boat ramp area and its working just great.
Remember sun block and bug spray. That's it for this week. -- Mark