We are so tired of this wind……

Maybe we will get to fish on Thursday, but it has been so windy lately we just haven’t been….  or have had “stuff” to do.  At any rate, we haven’t been on the water.

The lake level is and has been relatively stable for a while.  I hasn’t varied much since the first of February…  Right now, it is right at 533, the normal pool stage.

All the ramps should be in good shape.  The only questionable ones that I know of are the Lofers Bend ramps at the Day Use area and Lofers Bend West.  The last time we were down that way, which was a couple of months ago, those areas were closed due to construction.   I should have an update on them, but I don’t.

I don’t think the Golden Algae had much of an impact on the lake this year, at least not in terms of a fish kill.  We never saw any number of dead fish as we have in the past when the fish numbered in the thousands.  On any given trip this year, I doubt that we ever saw more than a dozen at the most on any one trip and most of the time it was less than 1/2 a dozen.

What was a puzzle is that we have not found fish this spring and that the water has stayed dingy, dirty, silty and greenish-brown.  There have been poeople who have caught fish, but most of the reports I heard were about areas mid-lake and above.  Most of those reports came from folks fishing tournaments.  I haven’t visited directly with anyone who said they were catching bass.  I have seen pictures of stripers which have been caught this spring, so we know that the stripers were not severely hurt by any Golden Algae outbreak.

Just FYI, the best fishing times this week are supposed to be:

Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Friday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Saturday 7 – 9 pm

Sunday 8 – 10 pm

One of the PRIME days of  the month of May is supposed to occur Friday 11 with its prime time from 5:30 – 7:30 am.

Assuming the lake level is going to stay where it is, the water clarity should take care of itself and maybe then we can catch some fish.  It also should be helped by the fact that the weather looks to stay stable for the next week anyway.

There were plenty of campers out there last week and the weather was great with cool nights.  That could be changing, but things look to still be bearable for the next couple of weekends….  I say get it while you can.

As soon as we can find a day that the wind is not creating white caps and 3 to 4 foot swells, we will try to get back out there and give you a first hand report…. this is May and not March