This past Sunday was Father's day... and what better way to celebrate it than taking your dad fishing! One of the families from my girlfriend's second grade elementary class booked a trip as a surprise gift for their dad.
I took James, Kayla, and their father Mike out to Lake Travis for a half day evening trip. Right now these are my favorite trips since the fishing has been consistently good!
We started out targeting some main lake ledges and points... within the first five casts we had a fish! The entire trips was constant action! Kayla was a little hesitant to touch the fish and their BIG teeth! But they couldn't pass up a good photo op.
After wearing out that school of fish we moved up river to another area I have been finding them schooling. I love when clients bring out their children, seeing their faces light up when they catch a fish, even a small bass is priceless. I would cast out the swimbait and hand the rod to James or Kayla and show them the right speed to retrieve it and how high to hold the rod.
Once the sun goes down the bite has been picking up! I've been finding schools of Striper down around 30-50' deep. I keep my eyes on the graph and when I see a school cruising below I drop a live minnow or shad down to them. Light line has been helping, but make sure you are nowhere near any marina cables if you are going to drop down to 6-8 pound test.
We ended up landing several Striper including being broken off by several others. James fought this big one with very little coaching from me! He did a great job! Right after this one his sister also caught one and did a great job too!
If you have children and have been thinking about hiring a fishing guide for Lake Travis or Lake LBJ give me a call! I am very patient and great with kids! The world needs more tackle boxes and less X boxes.... lets get them on the water! Call or book through the website while I have openings left.