It feels like May and June came too soon! LOL!!! The summertime heat, the meltdown, the sweltering sweat box. . . whatever you call it, it’s all the same. It’s going to be a hot summer. So let’s talk about what the fishing is going to be like. First things first, thank you Lord for all you do for me and all the abilities you have given me.
May is the time of year for bass on Lake Bastrop to start moving out to deeper water and start to school. This means you should start to see fish jumping out of the water chasing bait fish and feeding in large groups. I have used all types of lures to catch them such as top water lures, crank baits, grubs, and even slab spoons, but my favorite is the top water bait. I always use clear top water baits on Lake Bastrop as I think the clear color is very natural to the bass on this lake. I do not want to spook them with wild colors that they are not familiar with. The schooling activity will go on for about three months. The fish will be easy to catch at first, but as time goes on, you will need to get smarter about your lure presentation. Time has proven that if you get smarter as the schooling activity continues you will have great fishing days on Lake Bastrop.
Alright, now let’s talk a little bit about Fayette County Lake. This 2400 acre lake has big fish! The slot limit on this lake is 24”, which means you can keep a large fish if the fish you catch is that length. This is a fish in the nine and a half to ten pound range. I normally start off in the morning with a frog type bait. After the top water bait slows down I will move out to deeper water, fishing the old road beds and the house structures using a Carolina rig. My normal Carolina rig consists of a half oz. sinker, a piece of brass and glass to provide it with a clicking noise and a swivel tied to the leader of line which is about two foot in length connected to a #4 Xpoint hook. I like to fish large baits on my Carolina Rig targeting larger bass. I tend to fish 12” worms and 10” lizards. As of this article I have been in touch with Bass Assassin and they have sent me some new baits. The Fat Job which is a large stick bait and Die Dapper, which is an oversized minnow. I look forward to fishing them this May and June on both of these lakes.
I am a very fortunate man to get to do what I love. I would also like to thank Bass Assassin Lures, Daiwa, Conquistador Tackle, Maxima Line, TTI-Blakemore, Kick’n Bass fish attractant, and Rod Wrap for all their support.