Wow, I have been remiss in not updating my report, for those of you who check on a regular basis, I apologize for not being as up to date as I should be. It was a busy summer for guiding, then throw in the worst wild land fire in the history of the country that burned almost the entire month of August, which created cancellations and re bookings, it has not been a normal season. Currently we are at the start of the fall season which brings cooler weather and starts to lower the overall lake temperature. With the drop in water temperature the bite usually picks up as the fish feel the need to bulk up for the winter. The lake is at it's lowest point of the season which is normal for this time of the year and now will start to fill up as we go into the rainy season. Water conditions are good and we went through the summer with no bad algae blooms. I would classify fishing as good with our average catch per trip being around 15 to 20 fish. Overall this year has not been as good as last year for size and numbers but recently some big fish have started to show up. Recent tournaments have produced a couple of ten pounders and several fish in the five to seven pound class. A friend of mine recently landed a 12 1/4 lber which is one of the largest fish in the past couple of years being caught. Most of the fish being caught are in the one to two pound range and all are fat with plenty of bait fish in the lake to feed on. The normal fall techniques are in play such as deep and shallow crank baits, drop shot worms, shaky head jigs, under spins with a small swim trailer and lip less crank baits. For those who like to target them, the catfish bite has picked up nicely and some recent reports of over 20 pounds being caught by a couple of different people. Currently the weather is great, the fires that hit this area so hard are over, the lake is in great shape, it's a good time to get out on the lake and enjoy the season. The guide business starts to slow down for the months of November and December for all the guides working the lake and will remain slow through the winter months until March of 2019. We run our business full time, seven days a week and are always ready to go at short notice. That's it for now, God Bless, Bob
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