My Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  


SMF - Just Installed!

Author Topic: April 13 fishing report  (Read 1433 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 612
    • Email
April 13 fishing report
« on: April 14, 2017, 07:31:20 AM »

Reel um N Guide Service

Lynn Atkinson

Water Temp. 74

Normal pool 164.40               

Water Clarity 2 feet



Sam Rayburn has been coming back up slowly with the rain we have been getting each week. “Big Sam” is looking good this year. The fronts and the rain has kept the water temperature in the mid 70s.    there is a lot cover in the water from the buck brush to Hay grass ,pepper grass  and hydilla for the fish to hide in.  There were some fish that spawned, but did they all spawn? I still see males up shallow staking out beds and at times see a few balls of fry.  With the water temperature in the mid 70s any that are still trying to spawn would not need to so shallow.  We had some small fish schooling in the shallow chase shad so be ready for them.We had been catching some fish up in the new vegetation on Senko’s and Wacky worms.  In some of the pockets it’s still a little spotty but has been improving with better  fish this week.  Some fish have hit on Spinner baits and lipless crankbait’s over the grass and around the edges of the brush.  Those that need to get away from all the pitching in the brush, casting in 4 to about 10 foot has shown good results. The points and ledges around the spawning pockets have been giving up a few fish on Carolina and Texas rig. The deep bite has been slow but should improve in the next few weeks. Things are starting to look up around here. Hopefully Big Sam will get back on track and start producing the fish it is so famous for.

Big Bass Splash

Everyone will be hoping for a huge bass to weigh in at the Big Bass Splash.  Things are going to be different than last year with the water closer to normal and vegetation.  It’s time things start to look up.   If you haven’t been on the lake in some time you better get out here and get to fishing.  You  will  find that in the  hunt for a big fish a lot has changed.

Remember the Sharelunker Program entries started on October 1 and runs thru April 30th. If you haven’t heard, it encourages anglers who catch a 13 - pound- plus largemouth bass to lend or donate it to the TPWD for spawning purposes. There are some great benefits doing this and one of them is that the angler receives a fiberglass replica of the bass. There is a 24- hour pager at 1-888-784-0600 Check out the Program rules at their site along with the Benefits.

Crappie;   Crappie have been stacking up out there and we have had some good days and caught pretty good crappie. The wind has been the biggest problem but things should start to settle down as we get a little farther into the summer patterns. The new pontoon has plenty of room for everyone so get your group booked for a spring crappie trip.



God Bless

For More Information Call or Write:
Lynn Atkinson
865 Norris St
Zavalla, TX 75980
Cell (979) 220-0251