Went Saturday. It was the only place I thought wouldn't be totally blown out. Expected water to be more off color than the last two times I went in November and December. It was actually a lot cleaner, even after all this recent rain. Didn't really get them dialed in until I switched to smallish baits. Biggest fish came on 3 inch lures, smallest fish came on 6 inch baits. Go figure. This year's been like that though. Probably caught 20 maybe. Lots of smaller fish but some quality mixed in. That stretch is definitely on the rebound.
Then today after finishing some honeydos I realized I had earned some more fishing time. I think it helped that the wife was at the cinderella ballet with my daughter and couldn't protest the decision. Anyhow, hit an "urban" lake not too far from me. Loaded up so hastily I left the hawg trough in the commander I had used for the Brazos. Even left my paddle, but I was in the slayer propel so it wasn't that big a deal. Windy as hell, but I found some isolated brush piles and there were fish on them mostly 14 inches or less. Then, because I dont have a HT or a scale, a good one bites my jig. Definitely wasn't expecting a fish like this. I'm estimating 22-23 inches and 6.5-7.5 pounds maybe. Anyhow, wind was howling, phone screen was wet which meant it took me longer than i like to get the pic so I was in a hurry to release her. No weight or measurements, but a pretty good one nonetheless. Better to have caught and not weighed or measured than never to have caught at all, I guess. I'm sticking with that.