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August 19th Main Lake Water Temp. 78 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3779.59 and the storage is 155,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is clear.
Fishing picked up some this week. Pressure is pretty light, but everyone we talked to at least had some success.
White Bass are on! Trolling with Crankbaits that run 10 to 12 over 30-35 feet is producing some Whites, but Happy Hour Shad and SlingBlades worked in 30-35 feet of water are working the best. John McWilliams and I fished together for about 4 hours Saturday afternoon and you can take a look at the livewell picture below. We realeased about as many Whites as we kept. Look for schools of bait fish suspended in the mouths of the coves and fish under the bait. We found Whites on the bottom, but a lot of the time they were suspended at about 17 feet.
Walleye are still slow, but there were a few bright spots this week. Ed Campbell brought in 2 nice 'Eyes he caught Saturday while pre-fishing for one of Sunday's Bass tournaments. [See Picture] We also picked up few Walleye on SlingBlades worked at 32 feet. Main Lake points are your best bet.
Bass have improved some. Craws and 4" Worms either fished Drop-Shot or Mojo Style in 12 to 18 feet of water are working for the Smallmouth. Main Lake points in the middle part of the Lake were good choices for us.
Hereford Bass Club-3 Fish-8/17/14
1st Place-Ed Campbell-5.20 lbs.
2nd Place-Angie Colantonio-4.34 lbs.
3rd Place-Randy Read-2.90 lbs.
Big Bass-Kerri Smith-2.04 lbs.
I mentioned the SlingBlade earlier in the report, we are working now on getting the inventory in shape, but if there is a certain color that you use a lot and would like to order some ahead of of time let me know. When October rolls around it is very difficult for me to keep up with the demand.
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Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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