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May 17th Main Lake Water Temp. 62 Degrees
The Lake elevation is 3784.71 and the storage is 189,000 acre feet. The Main Lake is clear.
The weather was not any better this week but the fishing was pretty good.
Walleye-Fair to Good-They are starting to be more active during the day. Pulling 'Crawler Harnesses behind Bottom Bouncers is starting to work. Trolling with medium and deep Crankbaits produced better this week and jigging with either Curly Tails or Live Bait is also working. The Canadian Arm is the best. You can find fish from the Dam to the Bell Ranch House.
White Bass-Fair-Trolling is still the best bet. Flicker Shad and Smash Shad have been working well. Try from Horseshoe Bend to the Upper Canadian. Be sure and check out the Watson Island area.
Crappie-Fair-They are really day to day. Most of the reports say they are still holding at 12 to 20 feet most of the time. Live Minnows and small jigs are working.
Catfish-Fair-The best reports have come from the Upper Canadian. Danny King Punch Bait and Chicken Liver have been producing fish up to 3 lbs.
Bass-Good-Smallmouth are active. Stick Baits, Craws, Swimbaits, and other Soft Plastics are working. There are Smallies that are spawned out, some on the beds, and still others that seem to be staging. Look for them on Main Lake points, secondary point, and even in the backs of coves. Largemouth were a little better this week. Like the Smallies they seem to prefer subtle baits over reaction baits. Secondary points with some brush on them is a good place to start.
The Hereford Bass Club will be hosting an open tournament this coming Sunday, May 22nd from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can enter at the Marina parking lot Sunday morning.
Until next week,
TIGHT LINES AND GOOD FISHING!
Ben and Kathy
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