We haven’t fished Texoma since March 17th , Spring Break...
Haven’t even been up much, came up June 27th, the weekend after Father’s Day.
As some of you know we stay at the Gainesville Boat Club (Mouth of Big Mineral).
The Boat Club had a Storm/Flood Cleanup Day that weekend, gathered multiple trailer loads of debris.
Those Storms and Strong Winds of Father’s Day Weekend really tore up a bunch of stuff.
Looking forward to getting things back to normal we drove up late Saturday afternoon.
Sunday morning I launched a little after 0600, threw the net 3 times and had more bait than 2 people could use.
Mostly Gizzards, even had one small 15” Gar, it fell right out of the net with the Shad, first time that’s EVER happened.… J
Not sure when they learn the tooth tangling trash a net roll, but it must be sometime after 15 inches in length….
There’s lots of bait in the lake right now, we need something out there eating it…
Went back to the house, got Clayton, drank a little coffee with Father-in-law, headed out about 0800.
SSE wind, cool weather, thought we’d look up shallow around the Islands.
We started by West Island and worked our way towards Hog and Treasure.
Drifted bait and slabbed, mostly in 11-13 fow….
We’d drift along, get into a small school of Sandies and it’d be crazy for a lil’bit, then settle back down.
Sometimes they’d be small, we’d throw’em back, next group would be a little better we’d box a couple.
Even ran out to Fobb Point for a bit, we’ve caught some better sized Sandies out there in the past.
The water was more off-color, marked a few, couple bites, no fish, ran back East towards a little clearer water.
Lots of “color” changes in the lake, wind beats a silt covered bank for a couple of days, then changes direction.
That cloud of muddy water then blows out into the lake, maybe a good hard rain will stop the “re-mudification” cycle.
We pulled the plug at Noon without catching a Striper.
Guess the water hasn’t cooled down enough to move them up shallow and get’em feeding?
Prolly messed around with Sandies too much, I’m hoping the Skunk on Stripers is our fault, and not a lack of fish.
Hopefully they’ll come out of hiding soon, until then we’ll just take what we can get and be happy with it.