'Fewer, but fatter' - Fishing in the drought
Richard Ott with Texas Parks and Wildlife tells KETK, the heat itself is taking a toll on the fish.
Since the surface water is so hot, they're moving deeper into the water and further off shore.
But he says it's not necesarilly a bad thing for many fishermen.
As the lake levels get low, smaller fish have nowhere to hide, so they're often eaten by the bigger fish...that may sound terrible...but he says even though the fish may be fewer in numbers, the ones you do catch...are much fatter.
Ott says those who fish in deep water are doing just fine.
But for East Texan Willie Brown, who has been fishing in one of his small ponds...it can be difficult.
"The large ones keep getting larger and larger so what I've been trying to do the last 2 or 3 days is trying to catch the large fish but I haven't had any luck due to the fact that the water been too hot and they go to the deep," Brown said.
Texas Parks and Wildlife tells KETK it's not good to have situations like this every year - but having things come in cycles, helps make fishing better in the longrun.