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April 18th Main Lake Water Temp. 59 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3781.92 and the storage is 170,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is stained.
We are seeing the fishing for all species improving.
Walleye-Fair to Good-They are at various depths, depending on the area of the Lake that you are fishing. The Canadian from Horseshoe Bend to the Bell Ranch House has been fair trolling medium depth Crank Baits. A Jig and Minnow or a Jig and Curly Tail Grub is still producing better in the lower Lake.
Bass-Fair to Good-I have seen some Smallmouth in the 2 1/2 lb. range this week. Spinner Baits and small Soft Plastics are working well. I didn't hear too much about Largemouth this week, but with the water starting to hit the 60 degree mark they should improve.
White Bass- Fair-Trolling with Flicker Shad, Model A Bombers, and Bandits has been working the best. The upper Canadian has been the best area.
Catfish-Fair to Good-They are the most active in the Canadian arm from Horseshoe Bend to the Crappie Wall.
Crappie-Fair-They are definitely improving. The most productive area right now is the rock bluffs near the Bell Ranch House. Most of the Crappie being caught now are males and are coming on Live Minnows.
The Hereford Bass Club will be hosting an open tournament this coming Sunday, April 23rd, from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. You can enter Sunday morning at the Marina parking lot.
The Logan Bass Club's Big Bass Tournament is just around the corner. It will be held May 6th from safe light to 3:00 PM. Entry fee is $50.00 per person and it pays 3 places each hour plus $500.00 for the biggest weighed for the day. The boaters meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the American Legion on Friday, May 5th. For more information, contact Calvin Liles-575-487-6161. This is really a fun tournament and it benefits Logan's 4th of July fireworks.
Kathy has been very ill and I am taking her to the clinic in Tucumcari when necessary, so if you come by and we are closed during business hours that is why. I will be back as soon as possible, thank you for understanding.
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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