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And they are checking out some areas in which to do it..
The lake is holding steady at 284.28, in spite of a slight increase in release rates.
This shit ain't supposed to happen to us down here. And it don't look like we are going to be seeing it this week either.. There are only so many quilt racks, gun racks, plant stands, and coffee tables I can build before I need to get my ass outside..
And if the water gets in the middle fifties, and stays there very long, you might as well stay at home and play with Mama..
As you can imagine, we have not seen a lot of fishermen around here as of late..
But in all honesty, I don't remember fishing many days like these, at least not in the last five years.. Throwing a mid depth crankbait or a big spinnerbait in about eight feet of water has been a very productive method of putting fish in the boat as of late.
The wind was a factor last Saturday, and from what I heard, the Quality Bass Club leader only had either fourteen or seventeen pounds after fishing day one.. Not the drinking one) at the course, he was having a banner day on the water. And I am feeling like I am going to bust a big ole bitch any day.. The big hardwoods are still holding some fish, but not as good as they were the week before.. This is south Texas and this shit won't last long.. I couldn't move her at all at first and I knew I had a good one on and hollered for the net.
We are supposed to be in the seventies and eighties..
Believe it or not there were a few brave souls that fished yesterday in the blustery north winds, and reports were a lot better than I would have thought. December 7, 2017: I know I said I would write more often.. This cold wind has probably scattered them to the four winds.. And I chunked a bait (Plum Ol MOnster) at an underwater stump you could just see the top of in about two and a half feet of water. In any case I was back there yesterday and the rocks adjacent to the stump where I caught that fish had a big school of fry hanging out in the shade.. As a matter of fact I don't think you can do this anywhere else in June.. A super fluke on a shakey head or wobble head did real well on the rocks last weekend.
And I found one sweet spot about the size of the average back yard that had a bunch of fish in it.. A summer spawn is not at all uncommon in these parts.. We were running a bank that we have fished a million (hundred) times in the past in the back half of the Salado. Speaking of the API, registration will be at Beacon on Thursday evening.. Even the shallow rock piles have fish on them, especially early..
It is not too often that we have snow in the forecast here in Zapata.. Last week I did not get back to the computer as I was fishing my ass off.. Not this bullshit that has my nuts shrunk up to the size of a native pecan.. Anyway, three of the four days I fished, I fished the south end of the lake, mainly from the Benavides to the Salanaias.. But you do need to proceed with caution when you get past the Salado a bit.. Last weekend we had a few little tournaments in town. And leaving a struggling fish to float around the dock is inexcusable.. So keep that in mind all of you who are going to fish the API this weekend. But the fact is that the fishing is pretty decent, day to day. When the sun is out and it is past ten o'clock, these fish will be on the woods, and 90% of the time on the shady side of the trees.
I fished four days out of six and the weather could not have been better.. Now that is what winter in Zapata is supposed to be.. Familiarity is everything, so if you know the turf then you can still get up there and catch some fish. But it looks like a dryer and hotter period coming our way this week. The flipping bite remains pretty decent, with the usual summer pattern of hardwoods and shade..