The hot summer temps are here and they will probably be sticking around for awhile! If you can stand the heat, the fishing at McMurtry has been pretty good the past two weeks! The lake is still about a foot below normal elevation, in the mid 70's, and semi-murky from the rain we got last week. Saugeye have been good on minnows and crankbaits at 6 - 12 ft around docks and the sandbars. White bass have been fair on crankbaits at 4 - 6 ft along the rocky shore, sandbars, and the main lake.
In the past few days, channel catfish have been picking up and one visitor caught a 4 lb catfish that already had 3 hooks in its mouth! She said he was definitely a fighter and a fun catch!
The 4th is just around the corner and fishing is picking up at McMurtry! The water is still about a foot below normal elevation, in the mid 70s and semi-clear. Channel catfish are good on live shad, worm and chicken liver at 6-12 ft. along docks and sandbar. White bass are good on crankbaits at 4-6 ft. along sandbar.
A couple was out on the East dock around 11:30 pm on June 30th and caught a 4 1/2 lb 24 in saugeye (seen below) and then the next cast, caught a 2 lb crappie! We love when the fishing is good!
Weekly ODWC report
See our collection of fish caught at Lake McMurtry!
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