Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yellowcat tourney May 3rd and 4th This weekend

Charlie Ray Kirk is holding his annual Yellowcat tourney this weekend. 30 hooks, $100 a boat. Must be off the water by 9. Call Charlie Ray for more details. at 512 963 9419.  Fish Fry Saturday evening


Sunday, April 28, 2013

4/28/13 River update

Just got off the river. Fishing has been a little slower with this excess water coming down. Most everything we caught today came off square bill crank baits. Hydrilla is showing up fast. We have never had hydrilla in the river around Bastrop. It is growing at an alarming rate. My fear is that it will mat everywhere and make getting around difficult at best.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Evening Spring Special River trip

I am now offerring a spring evening river bass fishing trip. $150 for 1 or 2 guys. Most of you dont get off work til late afternoon. Its not dark til 8:30 or later. River is up a bit but gaining clarity everyday. Cloudy days the topwater bite is excellent. Use my equipment or yours.


Monday, April 22, 2013

4/22/13 river update

I was just notified as to why we have extra water in the river. LCRA's daily river report says they are releasing water to meet the needs of the Blue Sucker. The fish is considered a threatened species & LCRA is required to meet certain flow levels during the Blue Sucker's spawning season. The flow requirements are from April 11 to the last week in May.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yellowcat river tourney

The first weekend in May, Charlie Ray Kirk is hosting a yelowcat tourney. 30 hooks. Start fishing Friday at 5PM. Tourney ends at noon on Sunday. The river is open. No boundaries. Weigh in is on the slab behind my house. $100 a boat. Pays the most yellowcat and the biggest. Call me or email me for more details


River update 4/20/13

The river is up a bit still. It is stained. Bass fishing in the main river below FM 969 bridge is slow. However, as I have blogged about in the past, I have a very sneaky and very good spot that is off the river but navigable by the river. It is loaded with big black bass. Yellowcat fishing remains very good.


Kid fish event

Krippled Kritters owned by Rick Zamora hosted a kid fish event at north shore of Lake bastrop Saturday April 20th. This event was free to any child that wanted too attend. Thanks to our generous donors,it was a huge success. We had anglers teaching kids how to cast properly, teaching kids hoe to tie knots right, giving boat rides and fishing. The boat ride seemed to be the big hit. We had plenty of hot dogs and sausage. All the kids went home with new rod and reels. Smiles everywhere. Myself along with some TTZ members and few of Ricks freinds put this event together. Put a kid in the outdoors and make the world a better place.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Big fish big numbers on black bass

The river is giving me more water than I expected. I have a very hidden but awesome place to go just off the river but navigable by the river. It holds some very good size fish.  5lb plus fish are common in this place, and the window of oppurtunity is here now, It will close as the river falls.  If you want to beat on some really big fish, call me now.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Slamming yellwcat trip

Friday ,I had Mike Riveira in from Austin. He loves yellowcat meat and wanted to take a trip with me. The water was stained a bit. We had a small influx of water from Austin , and we had a very small moon. Right now the yellows are feeding up hard preparing to spawn. We caught the conditions right and absolutely whacked the big yellowcats. Friday night into Saturday morning, we had 11 yellows that weighed in at a combined weight of 200 lbs. Mike had a blast, and my helper was very busy pulling up lines as Mike netted them. We had yellowcats of 36,32,30 and four more over 20 lbs on this trip. This was an unusually heavy trip. I would tell most people to expect about 6 yellows in a night of fishing. Some nights a little better some slower. However, Friday night the big ones were out in force, and we sacked em up


Thursday, April 11, 2013

River update

The river tried to clear and then we had a 1/4 inch rain. Not complaining a bit. Let it rain. But it did stain the water up good again. These spring rains are cold and drop the water temp during a time that fish are still spawning even tho most are done. It does mess the bite up bad. However it wont last long. I have a yellowcat trip tomorrow night and am traveling 12 miles from house by water  to one of my favorite deep rocky holes. It should be a slamming trip. Hope to post pics and blog about it by Sunday.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Turkey hunt yesterday

Not all my turkey hunts are successful. Yesterday I had a guy from Austin come in to hunt. We had 20 mph southeast to east winds blowing, and they blew all the way to dark. As you can imagine this made  calling difficult at best. We moved 6 times trying to get lucky and set up upwind from some birds. No luck. And to add insult to injury we drove up on 5 gobblers past legal shooting time. Going back Friday morning. Turkeys won that battle, but I will win the war.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

4/8/13 Lake Bastrop Monday nighter

Lake Bastrop was not kind to me last night. Me and my partner stunk it upi. It happenns!  Mike and Ken won first with a 6+ lb limit  Willie and Monica came in second with a 5LB plus limit.

Turkeys are hot. They are literally tripping over them selves to get to my call. If you want a gobbler, dont wait. Our season is one month long. Three weeks left.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

This evening turkey hunt

I had a hunter call me late today ,that wanted to turkey hunt. I have birds. Good birds and good numbers. Our first set was a blank. So we moved a few hundred yards. I hadnt hit the call twice and we had birds at 200 yds. It took less than 6 minutes and we had 6 gobblers stupid close. My guy got his bird and I just couldnt help myself. I took one too. We saw no less than 50 birds driving in.  I think I have about 12-15 mature gobblers at least 3 years or older. Bastroip county is a one gobbler county and month of April only. These birds I am on are hot and have not been called much at all other than me calling last year. $250 is a great price if you check around and see what turkey hunts are going for. Call now if you want one.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

4/4/13 River update

Much needed rain muddied the river up and brought it up  3ft over night. And we really needed this rain to flush the river out. The snot grass was getting out of hand fast and this little rise should have washed most of it out. I did set out 11 perch in the middle of the rise only to have the snot grass that was being ripped up cover my lines. Typically a rise like this the catfish go crazy and feed like they are on a Dennys buffet line, but the amount of grass that was being washed down made it impossible to keep a bait out of it. Oh Well, at least the grass is headed down stream to Matagorda. Spring Turkey season is open. I will be out of town at a wedding from late today until Saturday evening. The gobblers are active, chasing and in the right mood.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Just Fishin

For those of you that just want a really good river trip, this rain and more rains to come will make the cat fishing excellent.  Big perch on a 10 OTT circle hook in the right spot can make memories like you wont believe.  A rod and reel in the right spot with muddy water can stay bent over this time of year. I been on this river since I was 4. I know it. Its  my back yard. This is filling freezer time of year on catfish. But dont let a little rain and muddy water scare you bass fishermen. I got some water navigable by river and sneaky places off the river that will hold some real good ones. If you want it I got it.


Trolling motors for sale

I have a freind that asked me to put this out there.

He has two Minn Kota RIPTIDE Saltwater series trolling motors for sale. Both have 42 " shafts and hand controls.  The 70lb he is asking $350.00  The 65lb he is asking $275.00

If you have interest call or email me and Ill hook you up with him.


Lake Bastrop Monday nighter 4/1/13

The lake Bastrop Monday nighter drew 12 teams due to nice weather. We hope to draw around 20 in the weeks to come. Last night Ken Anderson and Mike Harman won with a 5 fish limit of 5.51 lbs. Rick and I came in second with 4 keepers. Thomas Whited came in third with 4 keepers.  The keeper fish just didnt seem to be relating to the grass like I thought they would be. Oh Well , warmer weather is on the way and  better days are coming.