October 11, 2016
We just returned from 4 days of fishing at Oviachi. Angel was there
when we arrived on Monday and as always was a great help.
The other boat in our group had problems with their motor and Angel
was able to help them get the mechanic to help get them back up and
going at least for one of the days. Their engine ended up with more
problems so they didn't get to have too many full days on the lake.
As for our boat we had 3 of us and the fishing was just as good as I
left it in April. This lake is very healthy and isn't quite as full
as it was last October but it's still up high enough that the island
in front of the restaurant is completely under water.
We were able to catch fish on just about any lure we threw. We caught
fish on top water, jigs, spinner baits, crank baits, biffle bug, ned's rig,
lizards and even a few on a whopper plopper. We made a run all the way up
to the water tower and found some lily pads growing in the middle of the lake
and tried to will something to bite us but no luck. On our way back towards
2nd lunch rock we did stop and catch a few on crank baits but the size wasn't
anything to get excited about.
Our biggest fish was a 6'11 and we had probably 12-16 that were in
the 6 to 6'9 range.
The roads up to the lake are very much improved, the road is almost complete
to the gas station just outside the lake and it's as wide as a 4 lane highway,
which is amazing.
One more piece of news, for the first time ever in all the years I've been
going down, when we stopped to get the sticker at 21 I was asked by the bank
for my registration and this time they looked at my GVW for my truck. I have
a 3/4 GMC which weighs 10,000lbs. Well apparently that put me in a commercial
class so we had to go over to Aduana so they could inspect my truck. After
1hr 45 minute wait we finally received an answer that my truck was too heavy
and there was nothing I could do about it. We offered to pay more if they
felt I was classified as a commercial vehicle but that didn't change things.
Finally the Banjercito teller came out from behind the glass to take a look
at my truck and I believe that he realized that the GVW was 10,000lbs it
wasn't 10,000 Kg. Once they realized their error I was allowed to pass.
I would highly recommend getting the sticker on line prior to going down.
They are requiring documents to be scanned and uploaded, but the human error
of the banjercito tellers at 21 is removed and it seems to be much easier.