Friday, September 26th, 2008
Everyone should be getting excited! The big browns are starting to show up around the dam. They are among some very large spawning rainbows. Unfortunately they have had all ten flood gates open for I believe ten days now. The gates are not open very far…just enough to raise the tailwater six inches or so. Just to aid in getting rid of this water from the last down pour that hurricane Ike dumped on us. The lake is at 918.7 today which is below flood stage. I think the corp of engineers is actually trying to just get rid of the water so we can fish the spawn in low water soon. If anyone is planning a trip I wouldn’t hold your breathe for low water, but you will definately want to keep the schedule open. When this water does shut off…my guess is a week or a little more, but that’s definately a guess. I’ve already noticed the number of fish is unbelievable right now; plus, I’ve seen a couple browns around the 30inch range. If your looking for a big fish or just a good time on the water. You don’t have to wait. You just have to fish the higher water which does add another level of difficulty, but people are catching nicer fish and higher numbers every day. Stop by before your next fishing trip and we will help increase your chances for that fish of a lifetime.