Hey Gang – I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer. It’s hard to believe the kids are already going back to school! Mother nature has smiled on us so far this year with some very nice summer weather, especially for August, and I will tell you the fish like it! I wrapped up 8 trips over a 6 day stretch this past Saturday, and my customers enjoyed an outstanding week of fishing! Looking back, Wednesday was probably our best day as we had a 19 lbs sack, all on Topwater. Hard to say that on this lake in August very often! We have been working topwater and swimbaits over brush on off-shore structure in 20-30 feet of water. I know this sounds like a broken record for us this summer, but the weather has kept the surface temps low enough to keep the bait shallow in the water column and thus creating a continuing opportunity for a surface bite, and we have taken advantage of it. Nothing matches the excitement of our aggressive spots hammering a topwater plug, especially when they attack ten or more at a time! There are also some good fish getting very shallow in the mornings as well as throughout the recent cloudy days, so don’t hesitate to throw shallow when the conditions are right. In addition to a gunfish, a chug bug,a Bite Sized Herring and a Sebile, a Fish Head Spin has been a good near the surface at times as well. With more cool weather in the forecast this week, I look for this bite to continue. This week I have open days on Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15. After that, I have several open days throughout the remainder of August: 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the rare August topwater bite or do a spot tail trip. Lot’s of fun on either one. Give me a call and let’s fish! Thanks to all and May God Bless – Jimbo