July 20, 2019 – Catfish in the shade.

Early Saturday Morning at Walnut creek. Catfish don’t normally start biting until afternoon, so I gave the whopper plopper a try. Threw it at an angle to the bank and slowly reeled back in.

I did get one bite from a small bass. I was able to remove the treble hooks without hooking myself.

It’s already hot by 10 in the morning, so I got in close to the bank where the shade was. I prefer the high banks, so snakes can’t sneak up on you. It’s a little cooler there, you just have to be aware of the branches hanging down.

I caught another ten small cats all around this same size using Secet 7 dip bait. All hooks were set in the corner of the mouth, so no hooks were lost today.

Of course their was one large fish. Another catfish caught on the secret 7. I started drifting out into the heat, so I decided to paddle back to the bank. It was hot out there.

May 19, 2019 – Lake Fork

Another trip to Fork due to high water at my lake. Found a few more catfish shallow, but not as many as last time. Using worms to locate bluegills followed by secret7 for the catfish.

I fished the shallow cove on the opposite side of the boat ramp. Cats have apparently gone to deeper water, so my next trip will be out on the lake. There is some structure in 30ft of water that is just over 100 yards away from this spot.

I did not try the bridge for crappie, since there were already five boats over there already. I threw a plastic frog around a little, but did not get any bites.

I plan on replacing my trailer with one of those “T bar” connectors that extends the truck bed. I seemed to work ok, once I figured out how to strap it down. (end of video)

May 13, 2019 – Lake Fork Catfish.

Bluegills and catfish out at lake fork. Joe Pool is 7.5 feet over pool, which means most of the launch areas are closed.

Lake Fork is 1 foot high, and the fish are shallow. I tried jigging for crappie and chasing cats on the brushpiles. Nothing worked until I went shallow (4ft) looking for bluegills.

Using Secret 7 catfish bait and (real) worms.