Sorry, when I get busy which I really have been, I forget to keep my reports updated. Since my last report, the fishing/catching can only be rated as phenomenal. I am not sure how much longer this good bite will remain but currently it as good as it has been in many years. Catching 30 to 70 fish for an outing has been the normal now for over a month or so. Yes most of the fish are in the smaller 12 to 15 inch range, (1 to 2 lbs) but many bigger fish are also being caught. Over the past month I have had customers catch a 11.4, a ten pounder, a nine pounder, three or four eight pounders, and several others in the 5 to 7 pound range. The lake has been loaded with shad and the bass are bulking up big time on them. This all bodes well for next years as all of these smaller bass will continue to get bigger. These smaller bass are providing a lot of action and are putting up a pretty good fight on the end of the rods. The number one way these bass are being caught is with a drop shot rigged Robo worm or zoom baby brush hog. Lot's of bass are being caught on crank baits both deep divers and shallow running square billed cranks, along with jig's, & shakey heads and spinner baits. The best action seems to be mid lake, up to Monitor island, along highway 20 at the Glen haven reef and on the rocky banks down from Lucerne. Top water action has been minimal for myself and I have not had any reports of any serious action on top water. There was a good bite along long tule island with anglers pitching a frog early in the morning right to the edges of the tules as the bass were busting shad against the tules, I believe that bite has dropped way off. Many anglers who are use to punching off shore weed beds are being disappointed with the lack of weeds to be found this year. This is one of the first years that I can remember that we have not had the off shore weed beds. There will be a large tournament hitting the lake this month on the 27th and tournaments will start up again in September and will get even busier as we go into October. The bass have been keying in on the shad and as the shad moves, so do the bass. Some of my hot spots have died off due to the fact the shad is no longer there. You have to keep on the move, switch up your baits and presentations, stay versatile, as I said, many techniques are working right now. The word is out about the good bite we are having and the lake has been busy at times even during the week, there was a fish die off that hit the press a week or so back, but that has cleared up and has not effected the action at all. It was concentrated in one general area and was attributed to a lack of oxygen in that area during a very hot weather spell. That's it for now, feel free to email me at anytime for any information needed on the lake and what is happening. Stay Safe, be courteous, God Bless
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