The hot temps continue in the mid 80's warming the lake surface temps up to low 70's during the day. The lake levels continue to rise. Algae is very much present so you need to make sure your lines and flies are clean of the stuff. A quick assertive strip will help remove the green goo from your line.
The epic bite has tapered off for now and there is longer waiting time in between grabs. Lifting anchors and moving is key to increasing your fish bite action. You just may end up being "hot boat." The better amount of grabs are very suttle so you really need to pay close attention to that indicator for a better hook-up percentage!!
Most of the action is at McGee Bay and the bite also turned on at the Hilton Bays. I am consistently fishing in 16 to 19 foot depths. However, with the lake levels rising daily, I have extended the length of my rigs because I know we will be fishing deeper into the 20 foot depths.
The most productive flies for TFFGS have been gray larva and emerger patterns, copper tigers, and the zebra midge. The damsel nymph hatch is underway so tying on your imitation patterns is a go to option for sure!
I did some scouting on the lake today and the weed beds are at 17 feet in the Hilton Bays and most fishing zones from Sandy Point towards McGee Bay. The water is clearer from Leighton Springs towards the Green Banks and the weed beds there are in 18 foot depths. I fished the North Arm a bit but nothing to get excited about just yet.
The winds last few days have started just before noon. The weather forecast for the coming week is calling for possible thunderstorms. We received a good amount of rain just yesterday afternoon.
Enjoy the following pictures of happy and excited clients aboard the TFFM in the past two weeks and recent days. We definitely had some epic days!
Steve White and John Blake, along with their other fishing buddy David Bradshaw, had two epic and unbelievable days on the TFFM. Here are just a few of Biggs they brought to the net.
Awesome triple hook up!! (left to right is David with a 21 inch, Steve with a 20 inch, John with a 23 inch).
David was all smiles with this Trophy size fish.
Another double hook up for David and John. En Fuego for sure!
John was on his game during this hot and epic bite. This trip will be hard to repeat it was so fantastic!!
Matt Nuez returned for another epic day on the TFFM. Great day Matt!
Dennis Mollison joined Matt and also had an epic day hooking up and tangling with Crowley Trophy size fish. Both brought in very good numbers on their guided trip.
First time ever fishing, and first time ever fly fishing for David Ly and his 11 year old daughter Angelique. Both had an exciting and memorable day and the best part was David landed a 21 inch bow and Angelique landed this 22 inch bow with Dad doing the holding honors.
Experienced fly fisherman Lupe Laguna and his girlfriend Stacia Johns fished Crowley for their first time ever. This was Stacia's first fly fishing experience ever. Lupe stated: "I've never had a day like today where I landed multiple 20 inch fish." The smiles on both of these anglers was priceless!
Stacia with one of many nice fish she hooked and landed to the net. Stacia caught on so very quickly, High fives Stacia!
And finally, Here is a great photo of father and son for their first time ever fly fishing experience. Benjamin and his father Alex Salinas with a nice pair brought to the net.
Posted on Sat, July 8, 2017
by David Carranza