Can you believe it…  The Boss and I made it back to the lake today…  and what a day it was.

We spent a lot of time fishing, but didn’t do much catching.   Up at 5:45 and on the lake about 7:30 a.m. today.  The Boss whipped up some fresh sausage biscuits and coffee this morning.  It was a great trip down…  Listening to Hal Jay on WBAP and stuffing ourselves with those great biscuits.


We fished some main lake points, some secondary points in Cedron Creek, and a couple of the coves along Bee Bluffs.

Here are the stats:

  • Air Temperature:  66°
  • Skies:  Partly Cloudy
  • Wind:  2 to 4 mph from the Southwest, then from the South, Southeast
  • Water Temperature:  80°
  • Water Clarity:  The main lake seemed to still be turning over, but there was clear water back in the coves.
  • Water Level:  523.11 or 9 feet 10 or 11 inches low.

We were the first boat to launch and we didn’t see another boat until we headed back to the ramp at 11:30.  We fished for 4 hours.  We each caught one short bass on T-Rigs.  We fished some top-water early and some hot spots when we found a couple of spots where fish were breaking near us.  But, we had no bits or strikes except on the T-Rigs.

The ramp at McCown Valley Park remains in good shape, though the lane next to the sliding boat dock should be avoided as it is collapsing, and there is a sand bar at the end of the ramp and dock that has  been created from the prop wash.  But, there is no problem launching from the middle lane of the ramp.

McCown Valley Ramp

We did see a few birds around, but not gulls working.   We did see some spectacular work by at least one pair of Osprey… maybe two.  They are so awesome when they dive straight down into the lake and come up with a big fish.

It was one beautiful day on Lake Whitney.


This photo is only representative of the lake’s beauty…   Watch the slide show below to see some awesome shots of some Osprey that working the lake.  For best results, use the “Full Screen” icon at the bottom right corner of YouTube frame to get the best effect. This is an 8 1/2 minute video of some really neat birds…. don’t miss out on those pictures at the end.

Some days we are focused on fishing… some days… well, we just enjoy the moment.