Big Rains, Big Catfish and Warmer Weather
Guest Blog by: Chad Ferguson 1/29/2012
It's hard to believe it's January with the warm weather we have had over the past few weeks. I have been fishing in shorts and t-shirts many days over the past couple of weeks which is unheard of, even for Texas.
This has to be the strangest winter I can remember and I have lived in Texas my entire life. The water temperature is considerably warmer than it typically is this time of year and massive temperature swings have made for some strange fishing. One day it's 40 degrees and then we have a several day stretch where it's 65 and 70 degrees during the day. To say the fish seem to be confused would be an understatement.
We got several inches of rain mid week this week and most of the Lakes in the Dallas Fort Worth area are on the rise. Many of the lakes have risen to or even slightly above pool and there is still water flowing in most of the lakes at this time, so they should continue to rise over the next few days.
Eagle Mountain Lake is within a foot of being full, Lake Worth is full, Lewisville is close to being full as well. This was some much needed relief from the horrible drought we have been experiencing over the last year. Experts say the drought is not over and many areas of Texas are still suffering but it is nice knowing we will head into the summer with much more water in the lakes than we have last week.
Eagle Mountain Lake Fishing Guide Report
The Eagle Mountain Lake Fishing Guide
report is that the fishing for blue catfish and trophy blue catfish has been good. The big rains slowed the bite down some and with the lake coming up several feet over the last week it is understandable. They are also letting water out of Eagle Mountain Lake as well. The lake is muddy and there is lot's of floating debris but the fishing has been pretty good overall and will only continue to get better over the next few weeks.
Lake Worth Fishing Guide Report
The Lake Worth Fishing Guide
report continues to be good for trophy blue catfish. With the big rains the fish have scattered but the bite is still good. We continue to catch good to excellent numbers of blue catfish and trophy blue catfish on Lake Worth and the bite should continue to hold out through mid to late February.
Spring Blue Catfish
Spring is hands down the best time for catching numbers of blue catfish and my favorite time of the year for catfishing. My schedule is beginning to fill up quickly so if you want to get out and fish be sure to give me a call soon. In addition to my normal catfish guide
trips I am releasing a training program through Learn To Catch Catfish
to teach anglers how to locate and catch blue catfish in the spring.
To book give me a call at 817-522-3804
Chad is a native Texan and catfish guide located in North Texas and operates under the name of North Texas Catfish Guide Service. Chad has been fishing for catfish all of his life. If it has whiskers he will fish for it but prefers fishing for blue and channel catfish and loves chasing after trophy class blue catfish on rod and reel. In addition to being a catfish guide he also writes two popular blog where he share all of his catfishing tips and tricks called Catfish Edge and Learn To Catch Catfish as well as being an outdoor writer and photographer for several magazines and outdoor media publications.