Aspiring pro Mike Diehl sends us this fishing report from Lake Altus-Lugert:
Being the glutton for punishment that I am, I decided to try a new lake today and headed out to Lake Altus-Lugert on one of the busiest days of the year. I got a late start and only fished for about an hour after cruising the lake and looking for structure.
I managed to catch a few bass along the rock banks and ledges casting a medium size crank bait (purple & white) both toward the bank and parallel to the bank. The shallow sand banks produced nothing, so you should go deep with cranks or even jigs. The catfish bit as well as hybrids. Stripers seem to be slow, but they can be found in deeper parts of the lake.Editor's Note: Thanks for the report Mike. Looks like you found a beautiful spot on the lake. Lake Altus-Lugert currently holds the state record for hybrid striped bass.