Today was another fun trip with Brent and his father Robert out on Lake Travis. This father son duo loves to fish, but don't get out there very often these days.
We set out from Cypress Creek Park and ran up towards Sandy Creek to start the trip. There is an area in Sandy Creek that I have been finding schooling fish lately. Robert had a little trouble with casting, so the goal was to give him a cork with some live bait under it and let it drift. I got to the ramp an hour early before my trip to play around with my cast net... turns out I remember how to throw it haha within about 20 throws of the net I had more than enough juvenile Bluegill for the trip.
For the rest of the day we bounced around the lake going as far up as the Gnarly Gar. The fishing was very consistent all day long. There really wasn't one magic spot, just a steady pick of fish throughout the day. Typically after lunch time you get that mid day lull, not today. Even after noon the fish kept biting... they certainly weren't eating the paint off the boat, but we finished the day with over 20 fish.
The key was good casts though, once the sun peaked out those fish liked the shady side of docks. If you can place a cast close to the dock then you are good! Be patient with your casts since you're drastically more likely to get bit up tight to the docks.
Rain was in the forecast for us, but the weather man got it wrong. It ended up being a nice day out. Mostly cloudy which kept us cool! Around 3:30pm we finally got rained on, so we headed to the barn.
If you are looking for a fishing guide in Austin give me a call, I would love to get you out on the water. The bite this year has been very consistent, so let's get out there before the deep summer pattern sets in.