HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – June

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – June 2018
May 25, 2018
HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – June
May 25, 2018

PINEY WOODS

LOCATION: Lake Sam Rayburn
HOTSPOT: Hanks Creek
GPS: N 31 16.3979, W 94 23.58
(31.2733, -94.3930)

Hanks Creek

Hanks Creek

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Shallow: Top water frog lures, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits | Deep: Carolina rigs and Texas-rigged 10” worms
CONTACT: Mike Knight
936)-635-2427
[email protected]
www.easttxfishingguide.com
TIPS: “Sam Rayburn in June should be dynamite bass fishing if the water stays up in the hay grass and buck brush. A shallow bite should last all month. Look for grass, buckbrush and hydrilla together and you will find fish. Flipping and punching grass, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits should all work, and I predict a killer frog bite. Also, plenty of offshore fish for the deep-water guys on humps and ridges with Carolina rigs and Texas rigged 10”” worms. All of Rayburn is so good that you can find plenty of fish from Hanks creek to the dam.”

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LOCATION: Caddo Lake
HOTSPOT: Goose Prairie and Ames Spring Basin
GPS: N 32 42.0041, W 94 7.0799
(32.7001, -94.1180)

Goose Prairie and Ames Spring Basin

Goose Prairie and Ames Spring Basin

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Swimbaits, top waters, flukes, plastic worms
CONTACT: Caddo Lake Guide Service/Paul Keith
318-455-3437
[email protected]
www.caddolakefishing.com
TIPS: Fish the open flats in these areas. Watch for sections of hydrilla and lily pads. Fish top water lures early and on cloudy days. Fish the soft plastics during the daytime hours. Colors of watermelon/red and white work well this time of the year.

LOCATION: Lake Conroe
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 30 23.88, W 95 34.2059
(30.3980, -95.5701)

Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe

SPECIES: Hybrid Striper
BEST BAITS: Live shad, Storm Swim shad
CONTACT: Richard Tatsch
936-661-7920
[email protected]
www.fishdudetx.com
TIPS: “The hybrid stripers are in full swing now and this is the time to catch trophy fish and possibly lake record hybrids. They will be all around the lake on main lake points and humps. The use of electronics is a necessity! Find the schools of shad and you will find the hybrids. This time of year, they will range in the water column from 12 feet to 26 feet. Find the depth the bait are in and you will find the fish. You can catch several limits of fish in an hour’s time right now! They will be bunched up with some really large fish to be caught. Live shad will be the bait of choice, but the swim shad will work if you can control the depth. Good luck and good fishing! Bank Access: Stowaway Marina”

LOCATION: Lake Fork
HOTSPOT: Brush Piles
GPS: N 32 55.7579, W 95 38.5439
(32.9293, -95.6424)

Brush Piles

Brush Piles

SPECIES: Crappie
BEST BAITS: Minnows, crappie jigs in blue ice color
CONTACT: Doug Shampine
940-902-3855
[email protected]
www.lakeforktrophybass.com
TIPS: June is a great time to bring the family to Lake Fork and learn how to crappie fish. Kids love to learn to fish and catch fish at the same time. The crappie have spawned and now are schooling back up in the deeper water. Deeper being 16-20 feet. They love brush piles. I have put a lot of piles out in the lake and we go park over them and tight line into the brush and catch crappie, panfish, catfish, and bass. When one brush pile plays out we move to another. Sometimes the jig bite will also be working, and usually blue ice color works the best. Another good thing about crappie fishing on Lake Fork this time of the year is that the weather is good!

LOCATION: Lake Fork
HOTSPOT: Main Lake Deep Water Points and Humps
GPS: N 32 50.5439, W 95 36.9539
(32.8424, -95.6159)

Deep Water Points and Humps

Deep Water Points and Humps

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: “Top water frog lures, football head jigs (Vicktory Jig from Finch Nasty Bait Co.) with a Grandebass
Airtail wiggler as trailer”
CONTACT: Lance Vick
903)-312-0609
[email protected]
www.guideonlakefork.com
TIPS: “I love the summer on Lake Fork! Weather is good, and fish are eating, and you can catch em’ both shallow and deep. Topwater water frogs over grass early really gets the blood flowing. That gives the sun time to get hot and position the bass on deep water points and humps. Fish a stand-up football head jig like the Vicktory Jig from Finch Nasty Bait Co. I designed this jig for big bass on Lake Fork. The screw lock design stands your trailer off the bottom, so bass can see your jig from further away. I use the Grandebass Airtail wiggler as a trailer as its tail floats. Fish the Vicktory Jig in 15 to 25 feet deep
Drag it slow and work spots thoroughly.”

LOCATION: Lake Livingston
HOTSPOT: 190 Road Bed
GPS: N 30 45.15, W 95 10.3206
(30.7525, -95.1720)

190 Road Bed

190 Road Bed

SPECIES: White Bass
BEST BAITS: Jigging slabs, Tsunami Zombie Eyes
CONTACT: David S. Cox, Palmetto Guide Service
936-291-9602
[email protected]
www.palmettoguideservice.com
TIPS: “This month we are structure fishing using your electronics: your GPS and fish finder. Fishing is best mid-morning and with a southeast wind less than 10 miles per hour. Look for White Bass to stack up on humps and ridges mid-lake and lower lake. One of the best places in June is the old 190 road bed. Key in on old bridge rails and the road bed in 11-15 foot of water. Jig slabs right off the bottom. Feel for strikes as the bait falls. Often the fish will be on the edge or slope of the ridge or hump. Keep an eye out for birds working bait and schooling fish in the same areas. You can catch the schooling fish on the same slab baits by pulling the bait through the school and then letting it fall. Good luck fishing. BANK ACCESS: Penwaugh Marina “

LOCATION: Toledo Bend Reservoir
HOTSPOT: Six Mile Creek
GPS: N 31 14.628, W 93 45.132
(31.2438, -93.7522)

Six Mile Creek

Six Mile Creek

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Football head jigs, Carolina rigs, dropshots
CONTACT: Mike Knight
936)-635-2427
[email protected]
www.easttxfishingguide.com
TIPS: “Starting in June and throughout the summer Toledo Bend is predominantly a deep water offshore fishery. Look for bass in 15-25 feet on structures like humps, creek bends and ledges along the old river channel. Outside the mouths of major creeks like Housen, Six Mile, Lanan and Negreet are likely starting places.”

LOCATION: Toledo Bend Reservoir
HOTSPOT: Browns Bend, River Bend Sand Bar
GPS: N 31 42.33, W 93 47.826
(31.7055, -93.7971)

Browns Bend, River Bend Sand Bar

Browns Bend, River Bend Sand Bar

SPECIES: White Bass
BEST BAITS: Slab spoons, tail spinners, Rat-L-Traps
CONTACT: Greg Crafts, Toledo Bend Guide Service and Lake Cottages
936-368-7151
[email protected]
www.toledobendguide.com
TIPS: We’re heading into summer and as the water continues to warm, the white bass will be moving further south down the lake following the old river channel, holding and feeding on the inside bend of sand bars. Use your electronics to find the baitfish and the whites will be close by. Schooling activity will be increasing so keep a Rat-L-Trap handy. As the schooling increases, look for the sea gulls feeding on the bait fish. The whites have usually pushed the bait-fish to the surface.

 

PRAIRIES & LAKES

LOCATION: Lake Palestine
HOTSPOT: Main Lake Points
GPS: N 32 5.964, W 95 26.0099
(32.0994, -95.4335)

Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Crankbaits, Carolina rigs
CONTACT: Ricky Vandergriff
903-561-7299 or 903-530-2201
[email protected]
www.rickysguideservice.com
TIPS: Bass fishing is good right now on crankbaits and on Carolina rigs. Focus on 10-15 feet of water working main lake points. Fish slow, dragging your bait slowly for best results.

LOCATION: Bachman Lake
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 51.156, W 96 52.374
(32.8526, -96.8729)

Bachman Lake

Bachman Lake

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Bass: spinnerbaits and chatterbaits
CONTACT: Carey Thorn
469-528-0210
[email protected]
TexasOklahomaFishingGuide.com
TIPS: This time of year, bass will usually always be in 1 to 5 feet of water until August then they move out a little deeper in the middle of the lake. Spinnerbaits seem to work the best along with chatterbaits. When It gets a little warmer and it’s super bright out, fish the bridges or the rip rap where there is access to deeper water.

LOCATION: Cedar Creek Lake
HOTSPOT: Mid-Lake Humps and Points
GPS: N 32 15.5339, W 96 6.7739
(32.2589, -96.1129)

Mid-Lake Humps and Points

Mid-Lake Humps and Points

SPECIES: White Bass
BEST BAITS: Slab spoons
CONTACT: Jason Barber
903)-603-2047
[email protected]
www.kingscreekadventures.com
TIPS: This month we are “slabbing” for white bass. Fish all mid-lake humps and points in 8’ to 16’ while watching graph. Fish near bottom with your slabs.

LOCATION: Eagle Mountain Lake
HOTSPOT: Twin Points Humps
GPS: N 32 53.16, W 97 29.672
(32.8860, -97.4945)

Twin Points Humps

Twin Points Humps

SPECIES: White Bass
BEST BAITS: Slabs with a fly 12” above
CONTACT: Johnny Stevens
817-597-6598
[email protected]
johnnysguideservice.com
TIPS: This area has two very large humps surrounded by must deeper water. During the early spring the sandbass spawn on these humps. I find the fish on the electronics and jig straight up and down with the slab and fly and many times you will catch two at a time. For people who like to cast you can cast this rig and hop it back to the boat

LOCATION: Fayette County Reservoir
HOTSPOT: North Trees Area
GPS: N 29 56.232, W 96 42.8819
(29.9372, -96.7147)

North Trees Area

North Trees Area

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: CJ’s punch bait
CONTACT: Weldon Kirk
979-229-3103
[email protected]
www.fishtales-guideservice.com
TIPS: This time of year is one of best for using chum. Anchor in 10 feet of water and chum straight down beside the boat. Use tight line, fishing close to the boat.

LOCATION: Gibbons Creek Reservoir
HOTSPOT: Plum Creek Point
GPS: N 30 38.478, W 96 3.114
(30.6413, -96.0519)

Plum Creek Point

Plum Creek Point

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: CJ’s Punch Bait
CONTACT: Weldon Kirk
979-229-3103
[email protected]
www.fishtales-guideservice.com
TIPS: This point separates the plant’s discharge from Plum Creek. Lots of fish travel this patch. Anchor, chum and fish with tight line in chummed area.

LOCATION: Granger Lake
HOTSPOT: Mid-Lake Open Water
GPS: N 30 42.042, W 97 20.856
(30.7007, -97.3476)

Granger Lake

Granger Lake

SPECIES: Crappie
BEST BAITS: 1/32 oz. Marabou jigs
CONTACT: Tommy Tidwell
512-365-7761
[email protected]
www.gotcrappie.com

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TIPS: Fishing right now is very similar to May fishing except that the crappie are getting fatter after the spawn. Open lake brush piles and plastic artificial trees are producing big catches with limits common. The wind can be a factor this time of year and being able to manage the wind will determine day to day catches. High profile bay boats and aluminum boats can be hard to hold in the wind. I use a 15-pound tri-fluted anchor with a 10-pound mushroom anchor attached about 2 feet behind it on the rope. I drop the anchors about 50 feet upwind of the brush pile and drift back using the trolling motor to keep left/right position. The fishing will be better in the wind than in calm spots. Good luck and good fishing.

LOCATION: Lake Granbury
HOTSPOT: River above Granbury
GPS: N 32 34.559, W 97 49.295
(32.5760, -97.8216)

River above Granbury

River Above Granbury

SPECIES: Largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: White Spinner baits, rattle traps and French fry/power bait soft plastics
CONTACT: Michael W. Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters
817-578-0023
TIPS: “Work points with submerged brush.
Top water action is great early and late. Use crankbaits to work a lot of water to locate fish. Soft plastics are great near points and drop-offs near creek channels and sloughs.”

LOCATION: Lake Lavon
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 33 5.5439, W 96 28.6799
(33.0924, -96.4780)

Lake Lavon

Lake Lavon

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: White lizards with a chartreuse dipped tail: Texas-rigged, white and chartreuse spinnerbaits, top water lures like frogs and Tiny Torpedos
CONTACT: Carey Thorn
469-528-0210
[email protected]
TexasOklahomaFishingGuide.com
TIPS: “June is a great time on Lake Lavon. White lizards with a chartreuse dipped tail Texas rigged will usually get smashed. Early morning, fish white and chartreuse spinnerbaits paralleling the shoreline and top waters right against the bank like frogs or torpedoes in 1 to 5 feet of water. After they’re done with the spawn at the end of May or mid-June, the bass will move out to deeper water, around 5 to 18 feet.“

LOCATION: Lake Ray Roberts
HOTSPOT: Culp Island
GPS: N 33 21.806, W 97 4.779
(33.3634, -97.0797)

Culp Island

Culp Island

SPECIES: White bass, crappie
BEST BAITS: Slabs, minnows/jigs
CONTACT: Justin Wilson
214-538-2780
TIPS: The summer weather is heating up and so is the fishing. The white bass are spawned out and in large schools. Starting to see some topwater schooling early in the mornings but not consistently. The best way to catch these fish right now is slabbing off the bottom on points and humps where these fish congregate. They can also be caught drifting flats near these points and humps when they are really feeding. The crappie bite is still good, just having to pick through smaller fish to get a decent cooler of keepers. We’ve been fishing brush piles anywhere from 12 to 25 foot of water using slip bobbers keeping our baits from getting completely hung up and making it easy to change depths per pile

LOCATION: Lake Somerville
HOTSPOT: Snake Island Cove
GPS: N 30 18.918, W 96 35.8019
(30.3153, -96.5967)

Snake Island Cove

Snake Island Cove

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: Cut Shad/CJ’s punch bait
CONTACT: Weldon Kirk
979-229-3103
[email protected]
www.fishtales-guideservice.com
TIPS: This is a good area for night fishing. Chum in 4-5 foot of water and anchor in 10 foot and cast back toward chum and shoreline.

LOCATION: Lake Texoma
HOTSPOT: The North End
GPS: N 33 52.068, W 96 41.67
(33.8678, -96.6945)

The North End

The North End

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Top water plugs, slabs, jigs
CONTACT: Bill Carey
903-786-4477
[email protected]
www.striperexpress.com
TIPS: The striped bass have finished their annual spawn. The fish are grouping up in large schools and roaming the lake in a feeding frenzy. Early mornings, cast top water plugs on shallow banks with deep water nearby. There is nothing more exciting than having a big striper explode on your plug. Mid-mornings, tie on your 1.5 oz. chartreuse, chrome or white slabs. Locate your large schools in the river channels and main lake areas. Drop your slab and let it free-fall to the bottom and reel it up quickly. Stay in contact with your slab as they will hit it on the fall. By mid-month, look for the traditional surfacing top water action in the same areas. Bank Access: Washita point and Texas Flats

LOCATION: Lake Whitney
HOTSPOT: Mouth of Big Rocky Creek
GPS: N 31 52.794, W 97 23.682
(31.8799, -97.3947)

Mouth of Big Rocky Creek

Mouth of Big Rocky Creek

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Live shad and live perch
CONTACT: Randy Routh
817-822-5539
[email protected]
www.teamredneck.net
TIPS: Post spawn patterns are here, and the big fish bite is on. Anchor up and use live gizzard shad on a Carolina rig dropping baits to 18 feet. Quick limits are coming early and late along the bluffs out from Big Rock. Drift live perch and/or shad along the bluffs between 18 and 21 feet down below the boat. Stripers will move up and down along the bluff gorging on perch that are spawning. Bank Access: Walling Bend

LOCATION: Richland Chambers Lake
HOTSPOT: 309 Flats
GPS: N 31 58.716, W 96 6.87
(31.9786, -96.1145)

309 Flats

309 Flats

SPECIES: White Bass
BEST BAITS: Tiny Torpedos, Rat-L-Traps, slabs.
CONTACT: Royce Simmons
903-389-4117
[email protected]
www.gonefishin.biz
TIPS: “June is traditionally the month that the top water white bass action kicks in full gear! Once started, the action only gets better as the weather gets hotter. Look for early morning schooling action on the main lake from the dam all the way back to the Hwy 287 Bridge. The Hwy 309 Flats is the area we usually head for early and start the search for schooling activity. If you’re lucky and get a light breeze and some cloud cover, the topwater action can last up to several hours and you’ll often be on several acres of fish! This is the time of the year to take the kids as the action is fast and easy and most importantly FUN!!!”

 

PANHANDLE

LOCATION: Possum Kingdom
HOTSPOT: Bone Bend
GPS: N 32 50.861, W 98 32.291
(32.8477, -98.5382)

Bond Bend

Bond Bend

SPECIES: Striped, hybrid striped bass
BEST BAITS: Jigs
CONTACT: Dean Heffner
940-329-0036
[email protected]
TIPS: June is always a great weather month. The fish are in set patterns for a week or two at a time and can easily be located. This is one of our favorite down rigging months, so trolling a jig with a 6” Mister Twister Curly Tail is a magic bait for stripers and hybrids. Don`t forget that PK is one of the only two lakes in the whole state that stripers naturally spawn in, so try to throw those big females back—they spawn 250,000 eggs each. This is why PK has continued to be such a great lake going on 69 years now.

LOCATION: Lake Alan Henry
HOTSPOT: Main Lake Points by the Dam
GPS: N 33 3.6539, W 101 3.168
(33.0609, -101.0528)

Points by the Dam

Points by the Dam

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: 10” plastic worms, deep diving crankbaits, jigs, spoons
CONTACT: Norman Clayton’s Guide Services
806-792-9220
[email protected]
www.lakealanhenry.com/fishing-guides.html
TIPS: “Fishing in June is when I like to start fishing at night. I do not like hot days, so I choose to fish
as much as I can at night using 10”” worms with a glass rattle in them. I fish a lot of the main
lake points around the dam area. Usually in the first part of June will still find some bass on beds and a lot of post spawn bass.
A bunch of the bass will be starting to school up in deeper water where you can catch them
on jigs, spoons, and deep diving crank baits. To find these schooling bass, you will need to
use your electronics and then fish vertically in the schools. These schools might be found anywhere. Start looking at the mouth of any of the creeks and in the dam area. Early is also a good time to fish top water lures and fish until the bite stops. Any flat is a good
place to start. Fish fun and fish safe!”

LOCATION: Trammel Reservoir
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 21.4333, W 100 25.8506
(32.3572, -100.4308)

Trammel Reservoir

Trammel Reservoir

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass and Sunfish
BEST BAITS: Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, soft plastics
CONTACT: Michael D. Homer Jr., TPWD
325- 692-0921
[email protected]
TIPS: Trammel Reservoir has seen a resurgence in its bass and sunfish populations since catching full in 2016. The reservoir has been able to maintain good water level after going dry for multiple years, and the productivity of the reservoir has been producing excellent catches of largemouth bass and sunfish as of late. At this reservoir, anglers will be fishing relatively clear water, so rigging fluorocarbon line should be considered. Flashy lures such as spinner baits, chrome crankbaits, and chartreuse colored soft plastics may produce a good catch. Also, consider any swimbait resembling sunfish! Smaller spinner baits, mini rattletraps, and live worms may work well to produce a sunfish bite. Don’t forget the new ShareLunker program. For more information, see texassharelunker.com.

 

BIG BEND

LOCATION: Lake Amistad
HOTSPOT: Deep Water Points
GPS: N 29 29.67126
W 101 8.2884
(29.494521, -101.138140)

Deep Water Points

Deep Water Points

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Crank baits, soft plastic worms, topwater lures
CONTACT: Stan Gerzsenyl
830-768-3648
[email protected]
amistadbass.com
TIPS: Fish the major points that drop-off into 20 feet of water. The bass will be feeding on crawfish so crawfish-colored lures will produce the best catches. Try topwaters early in the backs of the coves.

LOCATION: Amistad
HOTSPOT: Highway 90 Area
GPS: N 29 28.72116
W101 3.2424
(29.478686, -101.054040)

Highway 90 Area

Highway 90 Area

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Carolina-rigged worms, Texas-rigged worms, Senkos, crankbaits
CONTACT:
Stan Gerzsenyl
830-768-3648
[email protected]
amistadbass.com
TIPS: Fish the backs of the multiple coves in this area with Texas-rigged plastic worms, Senkos and crawdad-colored crankbaits. If the action is slow, move off the points and fish the edges of the grass beds with Carolina-rigged soft plastics.

 

 

HILL COUNTRY

LOCATION: Canyon Lake
HOTSPOT: Canyon Park Point
GPS: N 29 53.2559, W 98 13.638
(29.8876, -98.2273)

Canyon Park Point

Canyon Park Point

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Hogies 4” Super Shad in pearl with black back
CONTACT: Capt. Steve Nixon, Fishhooks Adventures
210-573-1230
[email protected]
www.sanantoniofishingguides.com
TIPS: Look for the striped bass to be shallow (20-40 feet) in this area. They will be suspending over the river channel and feeding on the point in this area. Fishing the Super Shad close to the bottom produces fish in this area. Tight lines and fish-on!!!

LOCATION: Lake Austin
HOTSPOT: Flats Close to Deep Water
GPS: N 30.350353, W 97.796368
(30.350353, -97.796368)

Flats Close to Deep Water

Flats Close to Deep Water

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: V&M Ledge Roller Spinnerbaits, Picasso Dinn-R-Bell & Buzz Saw, Picasso Bait Ball Extreme, V&M Thunder Shad Jr, Fringe Tackle Swim Baits
CONTACT:
Brian Parker, Lake Austin Fishing
817-808-2227
TIPS: June is a post spawn feeding month and there should be lots of feeding going on in preparation for summer. In the mornings, start with the Picasso Top Water buzz baits until they stop eating on the flats. Then move off the bank into about 6-10’ of water and work that column with V&M and Picasso Spinnerbaits and the Picasso Bait Ball Extreme loaded with White Ice, Blue Racer, or Sexy Shad V&M Thunder Shad Jrs or Hula Shad’s. After working that water column over well, move deeper with the Picasso Bait Ball Extreme and Fringe Tackle Swim Bait.

LOCATION: Lake Buchanan
HOTSPOT: Mid to Upper Main Lake
GPS: N 30 52.302, W 98 26.484
(30.8717, -98.4414)

Mid to Upper Main Lake

Mid to Upper Main Lake

SPECIES: Striped Bass and White Bass
BEST BAITS: 4-6-inch live bait, white or chartreuse slabs
CONTACT: Clancy Terrill
512-633-6742
[email protected]
www.centraltexasfishing.com
TIPS: “Striper action has been good early and late in the day. Fish in 20-40 feet of water, drifting or anchored., White bass will be running with them so be ready to catch both. Keep slabs close to bottom and concentrate on the mid to upper half of the lake, focusing on humps and ridges in those areas.”

LOCATION: Lake Buchanan
HOTSPOT: Main Lake Humps and Ridges
GPS: N 30 50.172, W 98 24.0359
(30.8362, -98.4006)

Main Lake Humps and Ridges

Main Lake Humps and Ridges

SPECIES: Stripers and Hybrid Bass
BEST BAITS: Live shad
CONTACT: Ken Milam
325-379-2051
[email protected]
www.striperfever.com.com
TIPS: Stripers and hybrids will be on the main lake area. Fish along humps and ridges along the river channel. Also, fish will be suspended in the river channel. In addition to using live shad, down rigging will also be good.

 

SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS

LOCATION: : Lake Calaveras
HOTSPOT: Rocky Cove
GPS: N 29 18.69288, W 98 18.27282
(29.311548, -98.304547)

Rocky Cove

Rocky Cove

SPECIES: redfish
BEST BAITS: live shad, shrimp
CONTACT:
CONTACT: Capt. Steve Nixon, Fishhooks Adventures
210-573-1230
TIPS: Locate the creek channel and anchor just off the edge of it. Freeline live shad or shrimp off the bottom.

LOCATION: Coleto Creek Lake
HOTSPOT: Hardwoods Right of the Discharge Channel
GPS: N 28 43.692, W 97 10.3439
(28.7282, -97.1724)

Hardwoods Right of the Discharge Channel

Hardwoods Right of the Discharge Channel

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Flukes, Texas-rigged Zoom lizard dipped slightly in chartreuse
CONTACT: Rocky’s Guide Service
361-960-0566
TIPS: It’s starting to get hot this time of year. A lot of fry in the water and their metabolisms are high which means fish are very hungry most all day. I’m just hooked on my fluke. I guess I’m just stubborn that way! I’m also stubborn on the same places I fish. One place I always hit this time of year is a big patch of hardwoods on the right, right before water intake south side of lake. Sometimes I can find a few nice ones right in front of intake, or all along the whole channel going to the intake. I like throwing Zoom lizard dipped slightly in chartreuse. I use a 1/2-ounce bullet weight Texas rig and it seems to flutter the tail a little more, giving it a little more flash and kicking up a little more dust as it drags bottom. These little tricks seem to make a big difference when fishing is tough. May your fish be healthy, and your bites be big!

Location: Coleto Creek Lake
Hotspot: Points and Humps
GPS: N 28 44.4899, W 97 10.8
(28.7415, -97.1800)

Coleto Creek Points & Humps

Coleto Creek

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Zoom fluke in pearl or watermelon, dipped in garlic chartruse dip.
Contact: Rocky’s Guide Service
361-250-3959
www.coletocreekguidefishing.com
Tips: During the day I like to Carolina rig the deeper water concentrating on main lake points or humps. Its always good to get out and sink some private brush piles in 15 feet plus and GPS them. Early morning and late evening the action will be in the back of the main creeks. There will be a lot of grass and they’ll hit about anything you throw at them. in fishing grass don’t hesitate to use as big as 5/0 hooks and at least 20lb test.

LOCATION: Falcon Lake
HOTSPOT: Upper Lake Points
GPS: N 26 55.78452, W 99 21.01284
(26.929742, -99.350214)

Upper Lake Points

Upper Lake Points

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Spinnerbaits, jigs, plastic worms
CONTACT:
Robert Amaya
956-765-1442
[email protected]
www.robertsfishntackle.com
TIPS: Fish any brush and stickups on the main lake points on the lower end with Texas-rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits or topwater lures. Start early with the surface lures and then switch to plastic worms or spinnerbaits once the sun begins to get high.

Location: Choke Canyon Res.
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 28 29.274, W 98 22.8239
(28.4879, -98.3804)

Choke Canyon Res.

Choke Canyon Res.

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: Stink bait, cheese bait, or worms.
Contact: Charlie Brown
830-780-2162
Tips: Expect to find catfish in shallow water this time of year. Use a float rigged to 3 feet and move to another spot if you don’t get a bite within 10-15 minutes.

 

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