Thursday, August 6, 2020
The Corps of Engineers drew Claytor Lake down over four feet in anticipation of hurricane rain and it made for some tough fishing. Seemed like all keeper sized bass were pulled off deep and inactive. I never did catch a smallmouth. I did however manage to catch a lot of small spots and bluegill on a spinner fishing first drop.
Monday, August 3, 2020
A smooth and easy Monday morning catching bluegills for me and Avery despite falling water levels. We managed to catch over 50 in two hours of fishing.
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Brad and I hit Brooks to Sandstone for the fourth time in as many weeks. Fish are staring to spread out more as day after day of heat continue. I did better in a plopper than fluke today. I lost one between 17 and 19” after a long fight. I did manage to land 13 fish with 5 over 12” and a couple over 14”. The fish are spread out more than weeks past.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Brad and I hit the river at daybreak. Early was slow. Fish are starting to really spread out in typical Summer pattern. Once the sun burned through the fog the fluke bite was on. To optimize it all you needed to do is to marry up the shade line with the fall line. We managed to catch 50 on our three hour three and half mile float.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Summer temps are heating up but the lake and some bluegills still provide some relief and fun. The lake was busy today and the heat made it tough to find bigger fish but the girls persevered and found a few.