Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lake Bastrop update

As of this post schooling activity on Lake Bastrop is good and will get better. I see way too many guys beating the bank and grass. Yes there are a few fish up shallow but most have followed the shad offshore and are now gorging themselves on a non stop buffet line. Some days the fish are not on top, but they are still offshore. Use your electronics to find them. A half once Cotton Cordell spoon works best. Take the factory hooks off that bait and replace them. You will hook up a lot more. My half day trips this time of year can be slamming good.

Pigs---- Damn I have them and can put you on them. $50 to go  $100 for first pig and every pig after that $50.  Usually hunt from 6:30 to 10:30.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Wow  We have not seen persistant rains like this in years. It will sustain plant growth for the deer which will give us better antler growth for this upcoming season. The rain and mild temps make it easier on our local nesting morning doves to hatch their babies and raise them.  Rain will muddy the river and make the catfishing excellent.

Lake Bastrop---   The schooling activity has started. It will continue to get better every day especially on sunny low wind days.  Call to book a trip.

Fish hard  Shoot straight


Friday, June 20, 2014

Lake Bastrop fish have started schooling

It has started as I projected it would. About 9:30 the bass started their annual schooling. Today was slow, and with every hot day that goes by more and more fish will join in.   There is not abetter time to book a lake trip with me than right now. Lake Bastrop fish school better than on any other lake I have ever seen

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lake Bastrop update

Lake Bastrop fish are very close to a full blown schooling pattern. Side scan and down scan have been showing tons of suspended fish. This same pattern happens every year when our fish leave the grass.  They will suspend for a week to three weeks, then it happens. Some of the best schooling activity if not the best in the state is about to start. My prediction---  Next day that we have little or no wind there will be schoolies to be caught. I am watching them closely.

Fish hard   Bob

Lake Bastrop update

The bass on Lake Bastrop are in a transition period right now. They are moving off the grass headed offshore. There has been some schooling activity as of this post. Windy days will knock the schooling activity down until the majority of these fish are offshore and feeding hard. Good electronics and knowledge of spoon fishing is what you need this time of year. I offer full,half, and evening trips.

Fish Hard    Bob

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2014/2015 Deer season

I now have 3 really good ranches with excellent numbers of doe and some good antlers for the upcoming bow season. Two of those ranches I will have rifle hunts on when the general season opens, and I should have some MLD permits for doe. I can accommodate 20 hunters a day. Opening weekend is always full. So , if you want a spot, I am taking bookings now.  I give my hunters the best possible chance to harvest an animal. Your success is my success. I give my hunters 2-3 hours in the morning and the same in the evening. $50 sit fee kill or no kill per day. Kill fees on all animals including pigs. You will save a ton of money hunting with me rather than paying for a lease, fuel, corn, stands, food, and so on.

Axis will be ready to hunt by December. Our pricing on these animals has not been set yet. I will only have doe available this year.


6/15/14 River update

Last rains brought the river up a couple feet. It got muddy and the channel cat turned on real good. River is falling now and will stay stained for a while. Bass fishing on river will be slow until we get some clarity back. The grass is growing like crazy, and I predict that the river will not be navigable before the end of summer barring some large rain event that brings us a big rise.

Fish Hard  Bob

Friday, June 13, 2014

River update 6/13/14

1.5 inches to 2 inches rain fell last night about midnight. I expect a small rise in river of 2-3 ft by late afternoon in Bastrop.  Time to sack the channel cat up. Fish the rise and you will kill em. Dug up milk worms from the river bottom are best on a muddy rise. Fish shallow gravel bottoms along weed lines and get ready to clean a mess of fish.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Colorado river fishing update 6/11/14

The river has cleared up pretty good. Last storms missed us. If you have any pitching and flipping skills this river trip is for you. Most of the fish are buried up in the shade. The spots are still thick on rock with moving water. Book a trip with me before the river grasses over. You wont regret it.

Fish Hard


Jet drives and Grass

Anybody that has had a jet drive motor understands that grass is a huge problem. Jet drives suck grass in, and  you loose power.  Some say take the grates off. This works well for a short time. When your grates are off the impeller chews the grass up and spits it out. However, with the grates off the motor can suck rocks and other debris in that can badly damage your impeller and scar the housing to a point you loose performance.

After talking with several mechanics and a lot of different guys that run jets in grass, I may have found a solution.  I took the grates off my jet foot. Then I put them on a grinder, and finally on a knife sharpener. Instead of putting all 9 blades back in, I only put 3. I was totally surprised how well it did in big mats of grass.  The sharp edge on the blades helped break the grass down before it got to the impeller, which in turn made it much easier for the impeller  to chew and spit it out. I am now able to run long stretches of matted grass without loosing power.

Give it atry. You wont be disappointed


Monday, June 9, 2014

2014/2015 deer season

Deer season will be here before you know it. I have 3 ranches loaded with good numbers of white tail. My stands , my corn, I put you in and I pick you up. My hunts are very affordable and very successful.

Axis will be ready to hunt by end of year.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

6/08/14 River update

River through Bastrop is still a bit stained. Hot daytime temps have pushed the bass very tight to cover.  We are stillcatching good numbers and quality, but you have to have some good pitching and flipping skills if you want to catch these river fish right now.  Fished Webberville and up yesterday. We had 30 fish up to 5 lbs, but we worked very hard to catch what we had.

Lake Bastrop--- Fish are very close to schooling and most have moved offshore. I here a lot of guys saying," What happened to the bite"   The bite is still there. Most fishermen wont follow the fish. They get stuck in the rut of this worked last time so it will work this time.  Wrong.   Water temp on Lake Bastrop dictates what the shad do which dictates what the fish will do. Current surface temp is 90 degrees, and that is the number that will push the shad off the grass and the fish will follow. A good guide with good electronics van put you on them

Fish Hard 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lake Bastrop Monday night Touneys

Lake Bastrop Monday night tourneys.  Registration 5:30  We start at 5:55 and you have to be inside the North shore buoys by 9:00  PM  Entry is $40/team. Very fun and relaxing 3 hour tourney

Fish Hard  


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lake Bastrop report 6/03/14

Lake Bastrop surface temp is 88-90 degrees as of this post. The lake has warmed 10 degrees in 10 days. The bass are moving off the grass fast. If you want to catch Lake Bastrop fish start looking deep, especially in the heat of the day. Early and late you can catch em shallow. Ourschooling activity is about to start. When the water hits that 90 degree mark, the shad really start moving out and the fish are with them.  It takes local knowledge of the lake and good electronics to find the big schools in deep water. Carolina rigs and spoons are the best way to target these deep fish. I offer half day trips and 3 hour evening trips for one or two people.

Fish hard