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October 21st Main Lake Water Temp. 64 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3778.89 and the storage is 151,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is clear.
White Bass are going good. We are catching them in 26 to 34 feet of water on Happy Hour Shad and SlingBlades. Right now they are holding better on the edge of drop offs, but should start moving to the flats soon. We have been out 3 times this past week and kept between 15 and 25 Whites each time. We also returned more than we kept so it is time.
Smallmouth were active this past weekend. Crankbaits worked in 5 to 8 feet of water produced some keepers. Chigger Craws and Creature Baits are working at 8 to 12 feet.
Catfish are slow.
Walleye seem to be really scattered. There are a few being caught on Crankbaits near brush in 6 to 10 feet of water. We are getting reports of catches in 40-45 feet of water on Live Bait worked in brush. We have caught some at 32-38 feet on Slabs and Blades, so take your pick!
The High Desert Walleye Assoc. held their Championship Tournament this past Saturday and Sunday. John Russell and John McWilliams won with a 2 day total weight of 19.00 lbs. They also had the Big Fish with a 2.67 lb. Walleye. Good job guys!
It doesn't seem possible, but another year has almost passed. This coming weekend will just about wind up the tournaments for the year, and our suppliers are telling me the deadline for next years booking orders is here, and as usual, I am pushing it to the last day. It is also my favorite season. Kathy and I get to fish together in the Fall. For the next 2 months, if it is a nice day, we will be on the water in the afternoon. The store will be open every morning, but we will try to fish one or 2 afternoons a week. Neither one of us are getting any younger. In fact, I have noticed for the past 2 years or so that I am a little slower getting the boat launched and loaded, and I must say sometimes I get a bit a lump in my throat when I see one of you helping Kathy up the ramp at the courtesy dock so she can back the trailer in for me to load. Another reminder that we don't have customers, we have friends! But, I will say this, we are going to give 'em hell as long as we can!
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Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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