Sumner is winding down, and temps are easing up! Reecent rains have dropped water temps into the low 80's and water clarity is good. The lake is currently at 403.00 ft and at full pool.
Low water temps with lots of rain have made for some exciting fishing. When weather like this occurs the water becomes highly oxygenated and the fish can be scattered. Ive been catching fish fro 1 ft to 30 ft. when I locate them there are usually several, so work the area thoroughly.
I have been starting shallow in the morning using buzzbaits and walking top water type lures. Weightless plastics are also producing in heavy cover, I will usually use the circus rig or twitch worm for my weightless presentation. If cloudy you can use this all day and catch plenty of unders with the occasional pig. Once the sun pops out, I gradually move out deeper onto points or ridges being sure to work the shallower portions first. Baits of choice are the drop shot rigged with a Tightlines UV finesse worm in greem. A Carolina rig with 3-4 ft leader rigged with a UV baby hog in green. If the fish are suspended or chasing high in the water collum I will use a Mesu flutter spoon in Bar Fish color or Silver Lode. Another good technique is stroking a jig or a new Tightlines ZB Hybrid Whisker bait on a Mesu 1/2 oz Wobble head (one word, DEVASTATING!) .
My big fish are still mostly coming at night. fish pushing 10lbs are common on most nights. Baits of choice are the 10" UV Rippleworm on a Texas rig.
With Fall fast approaching look for the lip less rattle bait to start producing as weel as the swim jig. I like the Mesu Swim Raptor when this bite kicks in, It has a free swinging Trokar hook which gives the trailer freedom to move like you would not believe!
Guys there are lots of big tournaments coming up, but none bigger than the Sealy Big Bass Splash September 16th, 17th, and 18th. I will be helping out again this year at Lake Fork Marinas booth and look forward to seeing everyone there. Be sure and come by and check out whats new this year and pick up some tournament winning baits!