Archive for March, 2009

MOGA Update 3/29

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

We would like to thank all of the MOGA folks who stopped in here at the resort and also at the Dry Dock. We enjoyed visiting with you all. It was great to see so many of you that didn’t let a little nasty weather ruin your weekend. OK, it was more than a little nasty weather, it was downright brutal out there at times. Still, so many of you kept on going. You are welcome back here any time to find the rest of those caches that you didn’t manage to locate this time around. Hopefully we can see you all again next year along with a little bit warmer weather.

Update 3/21/09

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

We did a Christmas tree drop down on this end of the lake this year as a trial to see how it worked. Everything went well so I am sure we will continue to do this yearly. I put some pictures on here if you care to look. The channel cats seem to be biting as we have had several people in here this weekend with good reports. Not monsters, but nice fish. No one brought any in for pictures. The crappie fishing cooled off some with the cooler weather coming in. Not that it was super hot anyway, but it will certainly get better as we warm up. The lake level is at about 607 and the water temp varies a lot with reports from 42 all the way up to 52. We’ll just have to see what this next week brings as far as the weather goes. — We now have satellite tv in all the units so the channel selection will be a whole lot better than it had been.

MOGA update

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Just a quick note….. we have another unit available if anyone is interested. It is a 4 bedroom house that will sleep 9 people. The price is real good if you need a place to stay. Call Mary here at the resort. So far the weather forecasters are calling for pretty nice weather next weekend so you should have a great event. We are looking forward to all of you.

Update 3/17/09

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The water temp is right at the 50 degree mark. A bit colder in the morning and a bit higher later in the day. The lake level is at 610.25 and dropping about 8 inches a day. I am guessing the Corp will continue to bring it down to about 606. The crappie are biting. About 12 feet of water seems to be the depth and fish 6 to 8 feet down on the trees. I wouldn’t be afraid to move up to 4 feet later in the day as the water warms up. Keep an eye on the birds as well as they are a good indicator of baitfish. A minnow and a Gulp Waxie was the ticket today for Odie. As will likely be the pattern this year, he caught about 50 fish to keep 13 over 10 inches. A pretty good afternoon for 2 guys. I hear rumors of some cats being caught, but no direct reports here yet. The Corp office told me of some though, so I’d say there are some coming in. I am not sure when the courtesy docks will be put in, but I would think it would be fairly soon with all these nice days. This is a great time of year to come and fish as the pressure is pretty light. If you can get on the pattern now, it will make it easier in the coming month to stay on them. Enjoy!!!! Spring has sprung and life is good! Can’t wait to get that first meal in the fryer.

Christmas trees

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

On Saturday, March 21 the Corp will again be dropping Christmas trees into areas of the lake for structure. Anyone wishing to help can report to the John Spalding Recreation area at 9:00 am. If you can bring a boat that would help, but is not necessary. We will be more than happy if you just bring yourself as the more help we have the easier it will be and the sooner we will get done. Besides the obvious benefits of helping the fish out you will also know where the trees are dropped for future reference. Thats a win-win for sure. Call us here at the resort if you have any questions.

Update 3/7/09

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

This is a family first for sure!!! Mary got to go out fishing before I did. She and a friend went out yesterday afternoon for a few hours seeing as how it was so nice out. They didn’t catch any, but did see that others were catching some. This early you will want to be on the north side of the lake where the water will tend to be a bit warmer. Sandy Creek seems to be the consensus starting point. Start about 10′ deep and move up and down in the water column until you get bit. Move slow with very little action on your bait. The water temp is in the mid 40’s and the lake level is at 606.6. If we get some of the rain they are predicting that will go up a bit, which would be a good thing for the catfish.

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