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July 26th Main Lake Water Temp. 84 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3783.66 and the storage is 182,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is clear.
The fishing actually improved some this week. We had positive reports from several folks over the weekend.
Walleye-A Jig tipped with a Curly Tail produced better than anything else I heard this week. Look for them on points at 24 to 28 feet of water.
White Bass-Smaller Whites are schooling on the surface from Romero Canyon to the Bell Ranch House. We didn't hear much about the larger Whites, but my guess is they are suspending at 15 to 25 feet.
Bass-The Topwater bite picked up. The Bass are starting to key on Dragon Flies around brush. Also, wacky rigged Stick Baits and various Drop Shot baits are producing well for Smallmouth.
Catfish-They have really picked up in the Upper Canadian. Punch Bait and Chicken Liver are both good choices. David Parson, his son, and granddaughter, Katelyn, brought by a few of the Channel Cat that they caught on their trotline this week. [see picture] We have had several good reports from those with lines set out.
A reminder for everyone fishing the Smith RV and Marine Tournament. The Lake goes off limits at midnight July 31st to 5:00 AM Friday, August 5th. Also, NMG&F will be inspecting all tournament boats for invasive species. You can get your boat inspected at the State Park office entrance, I think starting Thursday.
Upcoming Open Tournaments
Hereford Bass Club-7/31/16
Smith RV and Marine-8/6/16
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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