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Lake Guri Fall reports
04 Oct - Greetings Fisherpersons (being pc these days)

I just spent five of the most enjoyable days fishing with Lance Cornell and Charlie Mercer, who were down here from Mt Vernon, Texas. Throughout there trip, the water level fell steadily at a rate of 4 inches a day. Falling water cause the big fish to pull back into the deep channels for protection, so topwater action in the shallows was spotty at best. In their five days here, the two of them only landed six fish over ten pounds fishing topwater baits, but don't go feeling sorry for them, because what they did using deeper baits will make you jealous.

After having boated only two big fish their first day at the camp, we sat down over cocktails that evening and came up with a different strategy. That strategy was to fish down 8-12 ft in the river and creek channels, and this was the beginning of a great fishing trip.

Using Spinnerbaits and deep diving minnow type baits the two of them started landing big fish after big fish. Just to show you how they did, here is a summary of their catch.

one 15 lbs
five 13 lbs
seven 12 lbs
six 11 lbs
ten 10 lbs
thirteen 8-9 lbs

When they got tired of fighting big peacock bass, they would troll certain prime areas for payara, which produced ten payara from 10-16 lbs. Be pretty hard to tell these fellas they had a bad trip.

As I said earlier, the water is continuing to fall steadily, and it looks like we are in for an extended dry season this year. That in itself is not bad news, because each time in the past this has happened, we catch lots of trophy fish close to the camp, because the falling water upriver forces the peacock bass and payara population downriver to us.

We have lots of openings throughout the coming months, so this is the time to get with your friends and plan a fishing trip of a lifetime with us at HFC. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or a professional, because at HFC everyone catches fish.

Everyone have a GREAT week!!!!


Steve Shoulders
Headwaters Fishing Club,