I looked at the lake water temps at Stillhouse Hollow lake. It was reported 49 degrees. I’m not sure, but I think that’s right on the borderline for Shad kill.
I’ve been in Texas since 1992. This is the coldest I have seen it. Just got back into fishing about 6 years ago, and I really look forward to the White Bass spawning run. I usually start looking for them the last week of Feb. and target them until the first week in May.
Im hoping that this arctic vortex will only delay the run and not decimate it.
I’ve been extremely lucky these last 6 years and just slay them during the spawn run. I have people that I promised to take them out in March and April. Sure hope I can show them a good time.m
My lake I fish for big cats on, has been surface temps of 49 since well before the blast. Shad were very active and in gigantic schools. After this drop though, I'm sure that is no longer the case. Not even a single bite today, and the birds were just plopping down and gobbling them up. They didn't even have to work for it. Wonder how long before the free buffet is done, and the fish will be foraging again?