It is one week until Valentines Day and do you have that special someone something for Valentines Day? How about a great fishing adventure for that special someone. We have gift certificates that would make a great gift. Better yet surprise that special someone by whisking them away for a night in one of our rooms just the two of you and then have a fun day fishing.
We are starting out the morning at 41 degrees with clear skies and a southerly wind of 13 mph. The expected high today is 60 degrees. Saturday’s expected high is 64 degrees with a low of 33. Southerly winds will start the day at 10 to 15 mph changing to north east winds later in the day when a front moves thru dropping the temperature for Sunday to the mid 50’s as the high and 30 as the low. Next week highs will range from upper 50’s to mid 60’s with lows ranging from mid 30’s to the upper 40’s. Southerly winds are expected most of the week at 15 to 20 mph. Sunrise is 7:18 AM and sunset is 6:03 PM giving us 11 hours and 35 minutes of visible light.
As of Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 3:00 PM the lake temperature was 47 degrees. This is only 6 degrees cooler than December 28, 2007. The lake level is 614.39 feet, down .98 feet since December 28. The Corps of Engineers is generating from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and has not changed in the last 5 days.
We ended the month of December with 100 fishermen bringing in a total of 894 stripers to the cleaning table. In January we had 143 fishermen bringing in 716 stripers, 233 sand bass and 40 cats. So far this month we have had 43 fishermen bring 250 stripers, 70 sand bass and 10 catfish to the cleaning table. On January 5th Bruckner Trucking brought 27 fishermen which brought 175 stripers and 80 sand bass to the cleaning table. Mike Minor and 2 friends from KS fished two days January 19th and 20th and took back 59 filleted fish. Doc Gaily brought a group of 11 fishermen on January 20th. They tried their hand at jug fishing along with striper fishing. One boat brought in a 40 lb catfish off a jug line while another boat brought in 17 catfish up to 9 lbs. On January 26th Robert Wedgeworth and 2 friends brought their three boys for a fishing trip and took back 58 fish to Tyler TX. January 27th Charles Fritzpatrick brought 9 friends and they brought in a total of 72 stripers and sand bass. February 2nd Frymire brought 19 fishermen with one boat bringing in a 9 lb catfish and another boat a 10 lb striper. They finished out their fishing adventure with a catered lunch from Arlene’s. Joe Box and 3 friends carried back to Abilene, TX, on their two day trip, 48 stripers to 8 lbs and 62 sand bass on February 3rd. On that same day Gregory Weisbruch brought his son just in from boot camp for a fishing trip and Mark caught a 6 lb catfish along with their 20 stripers. You can see all the fish pictures on http://tinker.net.
Alan was happy to see all our friends and customers at the Amarillo Outdoor Sportsman Show. The winner of the free fishing trip is Dianna Yeager of Stinnett, TX. The winner of our December boathouse drawing was Dave Spears of Topeka, KS
Congratulations Dianna and Dave. For those of you in the Midland and Odessa, TX area Alan and Chuck are at the Midessa Show this weekend. We are going to give away another trip from this show, so get down there and get registered. While you are there you can also take advantage of our very low special show discounts for lodging and fishing on Lake Texoma.
For more info visit Tinker's Lake Texoma Striper Guide Service