It is time to start working on a plan for the next tournament. This will be held on one of the better West Texas lakes if your looking for big fish and beautiful scenery. For those of you that have never heard of Lake Alan Henry you should come out and give it a chance. There is only one public boat ramp, but this lake is tied for 3rd with O.H. Ivie on the all time Share Lunker List. There is always “that chance” of catching a big girl. To put it in perspective Lake Alan Henry is only trailing Sam Rayburn by one and the legendary Lake Fork by a couple hundred on number of Share Lunkers by body of water here.
Although there hasn’t been any of these ShareLunkers pulled out of Alan Henry in about 9 years there are still some large fish in the lake. Check out this fishing report as it is updated regularly to see a few.
Spotted bass seem to dominate this lake as of lately. If you find some spotted bass you could get your limit in 30 minutes and then go start looking for some Large Mouths for culls. The Texas State Record spotted bass was caught out of Alan Henry in Jan of 2016. I am not a marine biologist by any stretch of the imagination, but the huge influx in spotted bass combined with prolonged drought experienced the past several years could be the reason for the the lack of morbidly obese females (AKA ShareLunkers) that have been caught there in the past decade. However with the lake catching record amounts of rain in 2016 hopefully it can return to the old Alan Henry that produced not only some of the best fish in West Texas, but Texas overall (other than Lake Fork).
See yall on the water!