HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – June 2019

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – June 2019
May 24, 2019
HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – June 2019
May 24, 2019


• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Lake Livingston
HOTSPOT: 190 Road Bed
GPS: N 30 45.15, W 95 10.3212
(30.7525, -95.1720)

Lake Livingston

Lake Livingston; 190 Road Bed

SPECIES: White Bass
BEST BAITS: Jigging slabs, Tsunami Zombie Eyes
CONTACT: David S. Cox, Palmetto Guide Service
[email protected]
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 that is less than 10 miles per hour. Look for white bass to stack up on humps and ridges in the mid-lake and lower lake area. 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: Caddo Lake
HOTSPOT: Goose Prairie and Ames Spring Basin
GPS: N 32 42.0041, W 94 7.0799
(32.7001, -94.1180)

Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake; Goose Prairie and Ames Spring Basin

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Swimbaits, top waters, flukes, plastic worms
CONTACT: Caddo Lake Guide Service/Paul Keith
[email protected]
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: Lewis Creek
GPS: N 30 24.564, W 95 36.8519
(30.4094, -95.6142)

Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe; Lewis Creek

SPECIES: Crappie
BEST BAITS: Minnows and crappie jigs
CONTACT: Richard Tatsch
[email protected]
TIPS: The crappie will be finished spawning and move out to the brush piles this time of year. I like to focus on brush in 12 to 14 foot of water early in the mornings and, as the day wears on, move out to the 16 to 20 foot brush piles. I like using minnows rigged up on a slip bobber with a bobber stop tied to my line so I can adjust the depth so my minnow swims just above the brush. This method has proven itself over several years and helps you avoid snagging in the brush. When I use a jig, I always know the shallowest point of brush and use the countdown method: (1001,1002 and so on). This keeps my bait where I want it without hanging up. The kicker to the whole thing is if you get distracted you will probably hang it up. For jig fishing I like using a 6-8 pound line so there is not much room for error. Good luck and good fishing! Bank Access: Stowaway Marina

HOTSPOT: Dale Creek
GPS: N 32 49.524, W 95 33.63
(32.8254, -95.5605)

Lake Fork

Lake Fork; Dale Creek

SPECIES: Crappie
BEST BAITS: Crappie jigs in chartreuse pepper or junebug/chartreuse
CONTACT: Doug Shampine
[email protected]
TIPS: June crappie fishing on Lake Fork is one of the best, if not the best, month to catch crappie all year! The spawn is over, and they move back to deeper water, to the brush piles, to feed after the spawn. I have a lot of brush piles around the lake and catch a lot of slabs fishing the brush. Jigs is my favorite bait to use and best color will be chartreuse pepper or junebug/chartreuse. Crappie will be located in 14-18 feet of water and best areas will be main lake points in Little Caney, Dale, Ray and Burch Creeks.

HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 53.892, W 95 37.254
(32.8982, -95.6209)

Lake Fork

Lake Fork; Main Lake

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Vicktory Jig by Finch Nasty Jig Company with Grandebass Air Tail Wiggler
CONTACT: Lance Vick
[email protected]
TIPS: “June is the perfect balance of summer fishing on Lake Fork . Start the day out fishing top waters lures and top water frogs around grass beds.
When it starts getting hot, the fish on off shore structures like points and humps. One way to catch them is a Victory Jig by Finch Nasty Jig Company. I designed this stand up football jig for big bass on Lake Fork. With a screw lock trailer holder that stands the trailer up of the bottom, this is a great jig to choose on Lake Fork. To attract big bass from further away, rig with a Grandebass Air Tail Wiggler. With the Air Tail Wiggler the worm stands up off the bottom at all the times and you can add a rattle for more attractive qualities. Fish this rig slowly along the hard bottom spots for big bites. Good fishin’ to all! “

LOCATION: Sam Rayburn Lake
HOTSPOT: Sandy Creek
GPS: N 31 5.934, W 94 12.288
(31.0989, -94.2048)

Sam Rayburn Lake

Sam Rayburn Lake; Sandy Creek

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Top water lures, spinnerbaits, senkos, Texas-zigged zoom lizards
CONTACT: Mike Knight
[email protected]
TIPS: This year will be a little different than past years in a good way. Due to this year’s excessively high water the water level in June will likely still be above full pool. This means there will be a shallow bite through June both inside and outside the hay grass mats. It should be a great month!

LOCATION: Toledo Bend Lake
HOTSPOT: Clear Creek
GPS: N 31 11.616, W 93 39.7739
(31.1936, -93.6629)

Toledo Bend Lake; Clear Creek

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Carolina rigs, drop shots, football jigs
CONTACT: Mike Knight
[email protected]
TIPS: Most of the bass have returned to their deep water summer haunts. Some can be caught before the sun breaks the horizon on shallow points using top water baits and unweighted plastic stickbaits, but they head back to deep water very soon. The rest of the day fish humps and ridges in 20 to 30 feet with Carolina rigs, drop shots and football jigs.

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

Toledo Bend North

Toledo Bend North; 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
[email protected]
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.


Texas Marine




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

Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma; The North End

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Top water plugs, slabs and jigs.
CONTACT: Bill Carey
[email protected]
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 fish 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”
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LOCATION: Bachman Lake
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 51.5699, W 96 51.396
(32.8595, -96.8566)

Bachman Lake

Bachman Lake; Main Lake

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits
CONTACT: Carey Thorn
[email protected]
TIPS: This time of year bass will usually always be in 1 to 5 feet of water until August when 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
GPS: N 32 10.8239, W 96 4.914
(32.1804, -96.0819)

Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake; Dam Area

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: Punch bait
CONTACT: Jason Barber
[email protected]
TIPS: Fish the rocks at the dam and spillway with punch bait under a bobber set about 3’ deep with a #6 treble hook and a 1/8th oz. split shot. Focus on 3’ to 6’ and give it time as the bite gets better once you start catching fish.

LOCATION: Lake Eagle Mountain
GPS: N 32 52.693, W 97 28.006
(32.8782, -97.4668)

Lake Eagle Mountain

Lake Eagle Mountain; Dam

SPECIES: Hybrids, White Bass
BEST BAITS: Hell Pet or deep-running lure
CONTACT: Johnny Stevens
[email protected]
TIPS: This area just north of the dam is a series of humps with deep water all around them. As the water heats up the hybrids that have come down from Lake Bridgeport during a flood hang out in this area. An effective method is to troll a very deep running lure. A hell pet with a bell sinker on the front of the hell bender to make it run very deep.

LOCATION: Fayette County Res.
HOTSPOT: South East Trees
GPS: N 29 55.044, W 96 43.23
(29.9174, -96.7205)

Fayette County Res.

Fayette County Res.; South East Trees

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: Punch bait, shad, worms
CONTACT: Weldon Kirk
[email protected]
TIPS: Tie off to trees and fish in 18-24 foot of water. Chum around the boat and fish straight down using a #6 treble hook and CJ’s punch bait or cut shad for bait.

LOCATION: Gibbons Creek Reservoir
HOTSPOT: Lotus Flats
GPS: N 30 37.4339, W 96 2.8139
(30.6239, -96.0469)

Gibbons Creek Reservoir

Gibbons Creek Reservoir; Lotus Flats

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: Punch bait, shad
CONTACT: Weldon Kirk
[email protected]
TIPS: Lily pads are starting to grow in this area. Anchor out from the lily pads and fish a slip cork, letting it drift along the pads. Use #4-#6 treble hook with CJ’s punch bait.

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

Lake Granbury

Lake Granbury; Brazos River Above Granbury

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: White spinnerbaits, RatLTraps, French fry/Power Bait soft plastics
CONTACT: Michael W. Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters
TIPS: Work points and banks with submerged brush. Topwater 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. Granbury water temperatures are in the 80’s and summertime is here. Striped bass are located on the lower ends of the lake where feeding flats are close to deeper water. Live bait and slabs continue to be effective for striped bass as well as downrigged jigs/roadrunners with curly tail trailers.

LOCATION: Granger Lake
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 30 42.87, W 97 19.968
(30.7145, -97.3328)

Granger Lake

Granger Lake; Main Lake

SPECIES: Crappie
BEST BAITS: Crappie jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles
CONTACT: Tommy Tidwell
[email protected]
TIPS: Right now the crappie fishing is going full blast at Granger Lake. They are biting all over the lake in any made structure (either plastic or brush). The ideal depth is from 4 to 10 feet. Most of the larger fish are in the shallower water. Some are still spawning in early June and spawn in the 4 to 8 foot depths. Crappie jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles do the trick. Just fish vertical and hold the jig real still, suspended just over the structure. If a spot does not produce in 5 minutes, move to another. The crappie are real nice size due to the high water all winter. Good luck and good fishing.

LOCATION: Lake Lavon
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 33 5.382, W 96 26.928
(33.0897, -96.4488)

Lake Lavon

Lake Lavon; Main Lake

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: White lizards with a chartreuse dipped tail rigged Texas-style, white and chartreuse spinnerbaits, top water lures like frogs and Tiny Torpedoes
CONTACT: Carey Thorn
[email protected]
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 foot 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 foot.”

LOCATION: Lake Palestine
HOTSPOT: Saline Bay
GPS: N 32 9.996, W 95 27
(32.1666, -95.4500)

Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine; Saline Bay

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Crankbaits, Shimmy Shakers, Big Eye Jigs, Carolina rigs
CONTACT: Ricky Vandergriff
903-561-7299 or 903-530-2201
[email protected]
TIPS: Bass fishing is traditionally good on Palestine when fishing early using Shimmy Shakers and Big Eye Jigs in shallow water around brush. Later in day move to 14-18 feet of water and catch them on crankbaits, Big Eye Jigs and Carolina rigs. Good fishing to all!

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

Lake Ray Roberts

Lake Ray Roberts; Culp Island

SPECIES: White Bass, Crappie
BEST BAITS: Slabs, minnows, jigs
CONTACT: Justin Wilson
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: Richland Chambers Lake
HOTSPOT: Highway 309 Flats & Pelican Island
GPS: N 31 58.9439, W 96 10.5959
(31.9824, -96.1766)

Richland Chambers Lake

Richland Chambers Lake; Highway 309 Flats & Pelican Island

SPECIES: White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Blue/chrome Rat-L-Trap
CONTACT: Royce Simmons
[email protected]
TIPS: “As spring turns into summer, the white bass top water action kicks in gear on RC. If you get lucky and have a cloudy, breezy morning, you can sometimes have literally hours of top water action with the whites feeding on shad. Check out the south shoreline from Fisherman’s Point to Ferguson Point, the Hwy 309 Flats and the always dependable Pelican Island area. Tie on a blue/chrome Rat-L-Trap or almost any small, shiny bait and skim it across the surface and through the feeding fish. This is about as much FUN as an individual can stand and it’s “”Fishing made for kiddos”” this time of year!”

LOCATION: Lake Somerville
HOTSPOT: White Bass pass
GPS: N 30 18.462, W 96 31.884
(30.3077, -96.5314)

Lake Somerville

Lake Somerville; White Bass pass

SPECIES: Catfish
BEST BAITS: Punch bait, shad
CONTACT: Weldon Kirk
[email protected]
TIPS: Just outside the pass to the east of here are rocks along the bank. Fish are in these rocks spawning. Use a drift cork and fish close to the bank using punch bait.

LOCATION: Lake Tawakoni
GPS: N 32 52.59, W 96 2.214
(32.8765, -96.0369)

Lake Tawakoni

Lake Tawakoni; Waco Bay

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Carolina rigs, live shad
CONTACT: Andrew Taylor, Lake Tawakoni Guide Service
[email protected]
TIPS: In June I’ll be Carolina rigging shad on 24” leaders. Typically I’m structure fishing early in the day, hitting humps and sides of embankments. Once the sun gets up and the water starts to turn warm, I typically head out to deep water, around 35’-45’, and spend a lot of time on my electronics searching for schools. Once a school is located and depending on size, I figure out how we will set up on them. If the schools are moving super-fast, I like to set up a slow drift, dragging large threadfins. If the schools seem to commit and hold under the boat, we will spot lock and let them feed under us.

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

Lake Whitney

Lake Whitney; Big Rocky Creek

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Live shad, live perch
CONTACT: Randy Routh
[email protected]
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’ of water. Quick limits coming early and late. Along the bluffs out from Big Rock, drift live perch and/or shad along the bluffs between 18’ and 21’ down below the boat. Stripers will move up and down along the bluff gorging on perch that are spawning. Bank Access: Walling Bend.”


Bass U




• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Lake Possum Kingdom
HOTSPOT: Bluff Creek
GPS: N 32 50.556, W 98 29.221
(32.8426, -98.4870)

Lake Possum Kingdom

Lake Possum Kingdom; Bluff Creek

SPECIES: Stripers, White Bass, Hybrids
BEST BAITS: Live shad, jigs
CONTACT: Dean Heffner
[email protected]
TIPS: June is one of our favorite months. The weather has settled out and the fish are back out of the creeks from spawning and ready to migrate to the deep end of the lake. As always, fresh caught shad right out of the lake is best. But we also like to troll Mister Twister Curly Tails on jigs. Start the morning fishing the flats, humps and points. Then, back off on the edge of the old river channel and fish the breaklines. Remember that Possum Kingdom is one of only 2 lakes in the state with natural spawning stripers (and the ONLY lake entirely in Texas!). Take a picture of the big ones and release them—they have 25,000 eggs per fish and will restock the lake for next year.
• • •
LOCATION: Lake Alan Henry
GPS: N 33 3.6539, W 101 3.168
(33.0609, -101.0528)

Lake Alan Henry

Lake Alan Henry; Dam Area

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: 10” plastic worms, deep diving crankbaits, bass jigs, spoons
CONTACT: Norman Clayton’s Guide Services
[email protected]
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-in. 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 crankbaits. 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: Fort Phantom Hill Res.
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 35.31, W 99 42.1979
(32.5885, -99.7033)

Fort Phantom Hill Res.

Fort Phantom Hill Res.; Main Lake

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Senkos, worms, RatLTraps, crankbaits
CONTACT: Michael D. Homer Jr., Texas Parks & Wildlife
[email protected]
TIPS: Ft. Phantom Hill has had about three years for its bass fishery to recover after catching water in 2016, and anglers have been catching some large fish. Recently, the lake record was broken by an angler that caught two fish larger than 11 pounds. Fishing shoreline vegetation and drop-offs should produce a good bite. Texas-rigged Senkos, darker-colored trick-worms, RatLTraps, and crank baits should work well for bass. This season is also great to catch schooling hybrid striped bass. For hybrids, consider chrome RatLTraps, chrome or white slabs, and blade baits.



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

Lake Amistad

Lake Amistad; Deep Water Points

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Crank baits, soft plastic worms, topwater lures
Stan Gerzsenyl
[email protected]
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.



• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Lake Buchanan
HOTSPOT: Rocky Point to the Dam Area
GPS: N 30 48.102, W 98 24.402
(30.8017, -98.4067)

Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan; Rocky Point to the Dam Area

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Live shad
CONTACT: Clancy Terrill
[email protected]
TIPS: Fish drifting or anchored with live bait from 30-50 feet concentrating on humps and ledges. Mid-morning, move out to the tops of the trees and fish that area well.
• • •
LOCATION: Lake Buchanan
HOTSPOT: Main Lake
GPS: N 30 49.116, W 98 25.4459
(30.8186, -98.4241)

Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan; Main Lake

SPECIES: Striped Bass & White Bass
BEST BAITS: Live shad
CONTACT: Ken Milam
[email protected]
TIPS: “Stripers and hybrid stripers will be along tree lines along the old river channel and also on humps and ridges along river channel. Trolling jigs with downriggers will be much better in June due to fish starting to move downstream, towards deeper cooler water around the dam. White bass will be on the upper end of the main lake along humps and ridges as well. Just get out on Lake Buchanan and try different methods and bait and use the one that seems to work for YOU! Have fun and tight lines!”

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

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake; Canyon Park Point

SPECIES: Striped Bass
BEST BAITS: Hogies 4” Super Shad in pearl w/black back
CONTACT: Capt. Steve Nixon, Fishhooks Adventures
[email protected]
TIPS: Look for the striped bass to be shallow (20-40 feet). 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 Lyndon B. Johnson
HOTSPOT: Lighthouse Point
GPS: N 30 33.788, W 98 21.717
(30.563133, -98.36195)

Lake Lyndon B. Johnson

Lake Lyndon B. Johnson; Lighthouse Point

SPECIES: Largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Black buzzbaits, Zara Spooks, Berkley Craws, Rat-L-Traps
Barry Dodd
TIPS: Fish the black buzzbait early in the morning, along with topwaters like the Zara Spook. Work Berkley Craws rigged Texas style with 1/8th ounce Tungsten weight along the edge of riprap at night and around docks and points near the Kingsland area.





• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
LOCATION: Coleto Creek Lake
HOTSPOT: Turkey Creek
GPS: N 28 44.7479, W 97 10.278
(28.7458, -97.1713)

Coleto Creek Lake

Coleto Creek Lake; Turkey Creek

SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
BEST BAITS: Pearl white Zoom fluke rigged weightless
CONTACT: Rocky’s Guide Service
TIPS: June usually means that the water is warmer, and that fish are feeding more on the regular. Lots of little fry, mainly shad, perch and crawfish along with baby bass and baby catfish are abundant. Buzzbaits can be productive in the early mornings and late evenings. I seem to always find more bites up the rivers right where the lake ends. Anywhere there is hydrilla there will usually be fish. There are a lot of 3-5 pound class fish in Coleto lake. As a rule, go deep during the day but evenings can produce 6-8 lb. class fish also. Anything bigger is probably lurking in deeper water (main lake). I like fishing for numbers, hoping for a couple bigger bites , just because I like the action . This is where my fluke keeps me entertained!

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

Lake Calaveras

Lake Calaveras; Rocky Cove

SPECIES: redfish
BEST BAITS: live shad, shrimp
Steve Nixon
[email protected]
TIPS: Locate the creek channel and anchor just off the edge of it. Freeline live shad or shrimp off the bottom.

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

Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake; Main Lake Points

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Spinnerbaits, jigs, plastic worms
Robert Amaya
[email protected]
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: Falcon Lake
HOTSPOT: Long Point Brushpiles
GPS: N 26 40.46598
W 99 10.16694
(26.674433, -99.169449)

Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake; Long Point Brushpiles

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Fire-tiger crankbaits, Sexy Shad, DD-22, Mans-20
Robert Amaya
[email protected]
TIPS: Fish the submerged brush piles off Long Point, pausing the bait or ripping it when you come in contact with brush. Summer bass fishing is at its best so get ready for some big fish.


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