Fayette County Fishing Report

January, 2002


So much  has happened since last I wrote and I am for sure all of us had been forced to put fishing in its proper perspective after the events of 9.11.  I  sit here writing this in early November, one day after Fayette County reopened following a threat was made to the power plant. We all must wonder what in the world possess  someone to do such a thing causing economic chaos for local business and frustration for people who want nothing more a given day than to go fishing.

Well January should find the fish deep and with the changes in security restrictions fishing will change as well. As of this writing I have no idea how restrictive the conditions will be as to fishing the dam, intake and discharge. As of now, they are out! Check my website at the end of this column for more details from the LCRA.

Personally, this January I am planning on looking for good bass on deep trees. I have discussed this with many god fisherman and we are of the mind that a large group of bass have moved in to these deep trees on Fayette almost permanently. I would look for deep tress (like at the mouth of Three Fingers) and then swim a worm on as light a weight as the wind will permit. Peg the weight, you donít want it going on way and the worm another over those limbs. I prefer a Berkley Power Worm for this as the fish will hold on to it a bit longer. Those of you that are a bit braver can work a spoon or grub vertically over these tress.

Later in January the fish should move to the points. The Norman Deep Baby N in the sunshine color is still my favorite. I throw into about 3 feet and pull it back to deeper water until I find the depth the fish are holding. You may hit some isolated grass when doing this. STOP, then rip it through the grass. Some of my best fish have come from this method. I also keep a white crawfish Ĺ oz Rat-L-Trap ready to throw in the same areas.  When I want to slow down I will throw a watermelon/red trick worm or if the wind is up a Senko. Use a swivel a few inches from the Senko to prevent line twist and to add a bit of weight.

Donít forget, I  teach bass classes at Bass Pro Shops in Katy on alternate Sunday mornings. If you are interested in attending call the store to get a schedule (281) 644-2200. The classes range from Basic Bass to advanced classes refining your skills in particular areas ranging from Drop shooting to rigging plastics.. They are designed with veterans, rookies and kids in mind.

If you would like to book a trip to Fayette give me a call (281) 499-3799, email (FishCoach@compassnet.com) or check out my website: www.compassnet.com/fishcoach.


God Bless America.