Sunday 11/18 (Lake Travis)
Water temp was 63 degrees. Ambient air temperature was in the mid 40’s. Overcast skies with partial, intermittent sunlight. Power fishing techniques were not the most successful. Instead, finesse fishing methods proved to be the better option. The majority of fish caught were in approximately 5-7 ft of water. This shallow water was adjacent to much deeper water. Large shelves and big boulders interspersed with brush and a few larger branches seemed to be the type of cover the fish were relating to. Neutral colored jerkbaits and dropshot minnows proved effective.
Sunday 9/23 (Lake Waco)
2 clients booked an all day trip to prepare for an upcoming tournament. We covered a lot of water in a day and I exposed them to a variety of techniques and locations. We fished shallow and deep. Utilizing my electronics and local knowledge, we worked to establish a reliable pattern. Water temp was in the low 80’s. Baitfish moved further back in the creeks. Bass keyed in on areas with a grassy and gravel-laden bank. Top waters and crank baits were productive.
Saturday, Sunday 9/15-9/16 (Lake Travis)
I fished with my high school tournament angler friend and his father. They asked me to step in and coach him for the weekend. We located the majority of our quality bites on primary/main lake points. Fish were just beginning to move to the backs of the creeks. Productive baits were deep diving cranks, carolina-rigged flukes, and drop shot minnows. Also, a jigging spoon produced in vertical areas for schooling bass.