Ivan Martin

The black bass really bit well last week. At least they did at the start of the week. The bite slowed down for us toward the end of the week. At the start of the week, we were catching a lot of 3 to 5 pounders on some rock piles in about 8 feet of water. We had three spots really producing… catching 5 to 10 fish in each spot. Since then, they have moved! We ended-up catching some good ones suspending under docks and breakwaters. By good ones, I mean 3 pounders or better. The fish must have gone deep in the heat, but I think we’ll be on them again soon.

The white bass have been driving us crazy! They’re acting differently than at any time I can remember. I know I’m getting older and my memory is not as good as it used to be, but I have asked all the other old timers and they’re saying the same thing. We usually have humps in the summer that produce fish all of the time. Also, the whites usually surface more than they have this summer. We have some days we can catch them good on the humps, but they are really inconsistent. I do have hope for the surfacing action though. The sea gulls are starting to show up in greater numbers. They know when the action is going to pick up. The crappie fishing has almost stopped for me. There may be some folks still catching them in private boat docks.

I still have a couple of openings for my annual Lake Fork November trips. We fish for bass some, but ?we’re really going after big crappie. We killed them last year. Also, if you want a chance at the bass of a lifetime, we have a couple of spots open for our bass trips to Falcon Lake, Texas in January and February. I’m really getting tired of this heat. I think I’ll take a vacation, so we’re going up to Canada for some bass fishing!