Archive for October, 2008

Update 10/22/08

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

There is certainly a chill in the air these past few days. The fishing this week has been pretty tough, partly because of the weather and partly because the fish aren’t cooperating too well. Heck, that could be because of the weather too.  The sun should be out again starting on Monday. The water level is at 609.5 right now and looks to be dropping about 6″ per day. The crappies are hard to pinpoint as far as a pattern goes. One day you’ll catch them back in the creek arms, the next they will be at the flats. The most consistent comment I have been hearing is that they are stacked up on the wood, but getting them to bite is the challenge. Don’t be afraid to try every tactic you ever heard about to coax a bite from them and really watch close as the bites you do get are extremely light. As we move deeper into fall they should start feeding heavy again to stock up for the winter. There were some nice blues taken in the past couple of weeks and everyone is catching channel cats. I have heard of blues in the 30-40 pound range. That fishing too should get better as we get deeper into fall. I haven’t heard much as far as flatheads yet, but that should pick up also. Good luck!

Update 10/9/08

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Here we are heading into another weekend and the weather forecast is for just fantastic autumn weather. The Corp is continuing to pull the water level down at the rate of about a foot a day. The level is at about 614 now and I assume they will bring it down to about 606. Most likely it is this dropping water that is keeping the fish scattered. There are a lot of people catching crappies now, but you have to really search for them and adjust your fishing depth accordingly. Electronics use is pretty key right now with them scattered so much. Start at the backs of the creek arms and move out along the creek until you find them with your locator. The pattern still seems to be catch a few and move on. Slip bobber, minnow and a chromglow nibble seems to be the safest bet to catch fish. No word on anyone catching much for catfish, which I would have thought with the rain we got would have sparked a decent bite. Maybe we just didn’t hear of the catches, I don’t know. Water temp is at about 69.

Update 10/3/08

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

The early part of the week went pretty good for fishing, but later it was just to windy to fish decent. The crappies are deeper hanging at 14-16 feet down in 25-30 feet of water. Fish the outside wood on points. Same old story, catch 1 or 2 then you may as well move on. Though of that batch you can see in the picture that Odie and I caught we had 2 spots that we caught 5 or 6 off of. The weather this weekend is supposed to be great and it looks like the fish are settling into a nice fall pattern. You better come and enjoy it while it’s here. – Tournament results for the 154 Marine tourney are in and there are some pictures as well. 1st place was 8.16#, second place was 7.62#, and third place came in at 7.34#. Of the 14 boats that entered all but 1 brought in the 7 fish limit. Have a great weekend!

Downtime

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Yesterday our website and email services were down.  This is due to our DNS provider having issues with their DNS servers.  We have switched to their backup servers and now everything should be back fully functional.  At some point, we will switch back to their primary servers, which will cause a small amount of downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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