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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

• The Lakes Are Low

I can't remember the last time we had any rain, but because Cross Lake is the reservoir and the heat this summer has been unrelenting, the water had nowhere else to go but down. I had hoped by this time of year, the shallow water would be up to the bank and the hydrilla would recede so I could get some skinny water fall fishing in. Mother nature has other plans.

Compare these two photos with some fishing reports I posted back in June and July. I don't think a comparison is necessary given the apparent water lines on the cypress trees. Just know that these two spots have been where I've caught some quality fish this summer. Right now, small fry, turtles, and mud are all that remain.



I won't be posting any reports unless I go out in the boat. That won't happen in the near future, so for the time being, I'm stuck on dry land.

For what it's worth, I thought I'd also show you what effect duckweed has on everything underneath it. Because there is very little light penetration, nothing really grows beneath the duckweed. Fish can essentially roam about unobstructed. There is a hydrilla weed line right where the duckweed stopped.

1 comments:

blake said...

We haven't had any rain up here in Chicago either.