HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – November 2019

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

PINEY WOODS

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
Location: Lake Fork
Hotspot: Dale Creek
GPS: N 32 49.548, W 95 33.552
(32.8258, -95.5592)

Lake Fork

Lake Fork Dale Creek

Species: Crappie
Best Baits: Crappie jigs in electric chicken color, live minnows
Contact: Doug Shampine
940-902-3855
[email protected]
www.lakeforktrophybass.com
Tips: November is a month where Lake Fork fish are feeding up before it gets cold. The crappie bite is very good, and my brush piles pay off big time! The best depth for November crappie will be 18 to 24 feet and I can catch them on both minnows and jigs. My best color for the colder water is always electric chicken (green/pink). The bite will be aggressive so the most inexperienced fisherman can catch fish. The north end of the lake has started cooling off more than the southern end, so I try to fish the brush piles that has the warmer water. Best areas for this will be Little Caney, Dale, Ray and Chaney. Cold fronts now can be a factor in where you fish, and all these areas will have places to get out of the wind. I furnish everything for your trip so just come get in my boat and go fishing. With a 22-foot bay boat I can handle 4 adults on a trip.
• • •

Location: Caddo Lake
Hotspot: Big Cypress Bayou
GPS: N 32 44.016, W 94 6.4379
(32.7336, -94.1073)

Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake Big Cypress Bayou

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Umbrella rigs, crankbaits, chatterbaits, flukes, large topwaters
Contact: Caddo Lake Guide Service/Paul Keith
318-455-3437
[email protected]
www.caddolakefishing.com
Tips: Fish up and down this bayou paying particular attention to the bends and cuts in it. Bass will gang up at the mouths of those cuts and bends, schooling throughout the day. I usually stick with shad or white colors this time of the year. The current coming down the bayou helps hold the bass and shad in place from day to day but if there is no current the bass/shad schools may roam in those areas daily.

Location: Lake Conroe
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 30 22.7159, W 95 35.3579
(30.3786, -95.5893)

Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe Main Lake

Species: Hybrid Stripers
Best Baits: Live shad, swimbaits, shad colored crankbaits
Contact: Richard Tatsch
936-661-7920
[email protected]
www.fishdudetx.com
Tips: “The hybrid stripers will begin to school along ledges by the river channel this time of year. Find the schools of shad and you will find the hybrids. This time of year, they will run shad up on these ridges. During the day, they will move deeper around the area. Find the depth the bait are in and you will find the fish. Live shad will be the bait of choice in deeper water, but the swim shad will work if you can control your retrieve to keep the bait in the depth the fish are going to be in. The depths will vary from one day to the next. Today they may be in 20 feet of water and tomorrow they may be in 40 feet of water. It all depends on the schools of shad. Good luck and good fishing! Bank Access: Stowaway Marina”

Location: Lake Fork
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 51.6719, W 95 35.6939
(32.8612, -95.5949)

Lake Fork

Lake Fork Main Lake

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Bass jigs, spinnerbaits, underspin lures with a Grandebass KICK back shad swimbait
Contact: Lance Vick
903-312-0609
[email protected]
www.guideonlakefork.com
Tips: November bassin’ in Lake Fork we will be hitting the shallow grass in the morning, preferably around creek channels with bass jigs and spinnerbaits. Then, move to deep spoons on humps and points in the afternoon and be ready for schooling fish in late afternoons out deep with an underspin and a Grandebass KICK back shad swimbait. Good fishin’ all!

Location: Lake Fork
Hotspot: Brush Piles and Bridges
GPS: N 32 55.536, W 95 38.8799
(32.9256, -95.6480)

Lake Fork

Lake Fork Brush Piles and Bridges

Species: Crappie
Best Baits: Minnows and jigs in Electric Chicken or a jig with chartreuse and blue.
Contact: Doug Shampine
940-902-3855
[email protected]
www.lakeforktrophybass.com
Tips: The lake is cooling off and the crappie bite is very good, as they feed up for the winter months. Brush pile fishing in 19-26 feet of water will be the best places to catch a mess of slabs. Another good place will be the 154, 515 east and west bridges around the bridge structure. Look for the crappie to be suspended in the 20 foot range. There are a series of humps around the damn area in 26-30 feet range that will also be good crappie fishing. I like to use a 1/8 oz. jig head for the fall fishing. As the crappie go deeper I will up the size of the jig head.

Location: Lake Livingston
Hotspot: Riverside Area
GPS: N 30 51.1679, W 95 22.9859
(30.8528, -95.3831)

Lake Livingston

Lake Livingston Riverside Area

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Chartreuse chatterbait tipped with Charlie’s Zipper Dipper Houdini, Texas rigged Berkley Neon Power Craw
Contact: David S. Cox, Palmetto Guide Service
936-291-9602
[email protected]
www.palmettoguideservice.com
Tips: “November is one of the best times to fish for Largemouth Bass here on Lake Livingston. I love to fish the river channel near Riverside. For lack of better words, I call it just ‘good ole fashion river fishing.’” A couple of things need to fall in place. November weather can be finicky. Fishing days with a warming trend and a south wind are always better. Look for the water level at Riverside to be around 131’ mean sea level. Under the right conditions in the fall the water here can be what we call “”low and green.”” Key in on cut banks with wood and rock. While the Bass fishing can be very good here this time of year you may find yourself to be the only boat on the water. Good luck fishing! BANK ACCESS: Public boat ramp at Riverside: Bethy Creek Resort”

Location: Sam Rayburn Lake
Hotspot: Owl Creek
GPS: N 31 12.792, W 94 6.6659
(31.2132, -94.1111)

Sam Rayburn Lake

Sam Rayburn Lake Owl Creek

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Jerkbaits, shad imitating reaction baits
Contact: Mike Knight
(936) 635-2427
[email protected]
www.easttxfishingguide.com
Tips: “November at Sam Rayburn is about finding shad schools to find the bass. The shad will be bunched up and constantly moving towards the backs of creeks. Shad imitating reaction baits will work best. Rayburn has lots of hydrilla that should be starting to recede deeper and the shad will be just above this deeper grass. A suspending a jerkbait could be the secret weapon to catch a late fall personal best.”

Location: Toledo Bend Lake
Hotspot: Big Sandy Creek
GPS: N 31 15.5819, W 93 42.0359
(31.2597, -93.7006)

Toledo Bend Lake

Toledo Bend Lake Big Sandy Creek

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Shad colored reaction baits
Contact: Mike Knight
(936) 635-2427
[email protected]
www.easttxfishingguide.com
Tips: November bass fishing at T-Bend will be all about that BAIT, BAIT, BAIT. The shad will gather in large schools and migrate towards the backs of major creeks. You must cover lots of water until you find the bait and the bass will be close by. Use shad colored reaction baits like square-billed cranks and Rat-L-Traps for best results.

Location: Toledo Bend North
Hotspot: Still Water to Bayou Seipe
GPS: N 31 44.52, W 93 49.764
(31.7420, -93.8294)

Toledo Bend North

Toledo Bend North Still Water to Bayou Seipe

Species: Crappie
Best Baits: Minnows, crappie jigs
Contact: Greg Crafts, Toledo Bend Guide Service and Lake Cottages
936-368-7151
[email protected]
www.toledobendguide.com
Tips: November is my favorite month of the year to be fishing on Toledo Bend. Besides the weather being pleasant with cool mornings and warm afternoons, the vista of the lake can be mesmerizing with the fall foliage and waterfowl migration. Besides soaking in all the glorious surroundings of nature, the fish will be feeding like crazy bulking up for winter. On the north end of the lake the crappie will start moving and bunching up along the ledges of the river channel. Use your electronics to locate the bait fish and natural cover or drop your own brush tops. As the water temperature falls the crappie will move deeper. Either shiners or jigs will load up an ice chest full of crappie. If the lake is high and the stumps are under water, it’s hard to stay over your brush tops in order to catch your fish. If you want to make your fishing time more productive, invest in a hands-free trolling motor with “Spot Lock” technology like the MinnKota I-Pilot. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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PRAIRIES & LAKES

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
Location: Lake Whitney
Hotspot: Big Rocky Creek
GPS: N 31 52.788, W 97 23.6759
(31.8798, -97.3946)

Lake Whitney Big Rocky Creek

Species: Striped Bass
Best Baits: Storm’s Wild Eyed Shad in chartreuse, white 1/2 oz. Bucktail jigs with chartreuse snake tail trailers.
Contact: Randy Routh
817-822-5539
[email protected]
www.teamredneck.net
Tips: Stripers and sand bass are staging in the mouths of major creeks on Whitney, gorging on shad, as they try to migrate out of the creeks. Live Threadfin shad are working this time of year, fished straight down below the boat at 22’ on a Carolina rig. The way we are catching them is on artificial baits like the Storm wild-eyed shad and Striper Sniper jigs and chartreuse Snake Worm trailers. Cast out 30 feet behind the boat and turn your trolling motor on medium speed. Drag baits behind the boat in the mouth of the creek and hump just out from creek. Stripers have baits pushed up in the mouth of Big Rocky, gorging on them, so this is a great ambush point. BANK ACCESS: Walling Bend.
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Location: Bachman Lake
Hotspot: Webb Chapel Road Bridge
GPS: N 32 51.5699, W 96 51.3839
(32.8595, -96.8564)

Bachman Lake

Bachman Lake Webb Chapel Road Bridge

Species: Largemouth Bass and Crappie
Best Baits: Bass: spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps | Crappie: minnows, crappie jigs
Contact: Carey Thorn
469-528-0210
[email protected]
www.whitebassfishingtexas.com
Tips: For bass, throw spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps along the weed lines. Crappie are under the bridge this time of year. Minnows and jigs are your best bet right now.

Location: Cedar Creek Lake
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 32 18.522, W 96 7.53
(32.3087, -96.1255)

Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake Main Lake

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, crankbaits, bass jigs
Contact: Jason Barber
903-603-2047
[email protected]
www.kingscreekadventures.com
Tips: November is a great month for bass fishing on Cedar Creek. Throw the above lures underneath and around all the docks throughout the lake and enjoy the time in the outdoors!

Location: Lake Eagle Mountain
Hotspot: Long Ridge South of Pelican Island
GPS: N 32 54.035, W 97 30.22
(32.9006, -97.5037)

Lake Eagle Mountain

Lake Eagle Mountain Long Ridge South of Pelican Island

Species: White bass
Best Baits: Slab with a fly 12-in. above
Contact: Johnny Stevens
817-597-6598
[email protected]
johnnysguideservice.com
Tips: This area is a long ridge surrounded by deeper water. Sand Bass chase shad along this ridge. I have found the best way to work this area is to find fish on your electronics and anchor on them and let them come to you along this ridge. I use a slab and jig above, jig this rig up and down. This is also an area that they surface sometimes in the morning.

Location: Lake Fayette
Hotspot: Cedar Creek Bridge Pilings
GPS: N 29 56.448, W 96 44.562
(29.9408, -96.7427)

Lake Fayette

Lake Fayette Cedar Creek Bridge Pilings

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: CJ’s Punch bait, shad
Contact: Weldon Kirk
979-229-3103
[email protected]
www.fishtales-guideservice.com
Tips: There is about 40 feet of water here. Toss a buoy marker here and chum close to buoy. Anchor your boat and cast close to buoy or anchor boat close to buoy and fish straight down around the bridge area.

Location: Gibbons Creek Reservoir
Hotspot: Intake Channel
GPS: N 30 37.02, W 96 4.3319
(30.6170, -96.0722)

Gibbons Creek Reservoir

Gibbons Creek Reservoir Intake Channel

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: CJ’s punch bait, shad
Contact: Weldon Kirk
979-229-3103
[email protected]
www.fishtales-guideservice.com
Tips: Anchor in the stumps on the left side of the channel in 4-5 feet of water. Tight line after casting into channel where deeper water is located. There is cooler moving water here so chumming always helps.

Location: Lake Granbury
Hotspot: Mid Lake Near Town
GPS: N 32 26.404, W 97 46.977
(32.4401, -97.7830)

Lake Granbury

Lake Granbury Mid Lake Near Town

Species: Largemouth bass
Best Baits: Topwaters, Pop-Rs, Texas rigged worms and shallow diving crankbaits, spinnerbaits, frogs
Contact: Michael W. Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters
817-578-0023
Tips: Look for flats with brush adjacent to deeper water where fish will push baitfish. The backs of sloughs with brush are producing as well. Work crankbaits near submerged brush near main lake points. Work the crankbait to draw active fish and follow with the Texas rigged worm in red shad or pumpkinseed.

Location: Granger Lake
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 30 42.8399, W 97 19.908
(30.7140, -97.3318)

Granger Lake

Granger Lake Main Lake

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: Cut bait, shad, Zote soap
Contact: Tommy Tidwell
512-365-7761
[email protected]
www.gotcrappie.com
Tips: This month the crappie and white bass have scattered all over the lake and are not easy to catch. If you try crappie, fish the river and creek channels. Otherwise, now is a good time to fish for blue cats to stock up your freezer. Use jug lines baited with some type of cut bait, shad, or Zote soap. I like to use 11/0 Tuna circle hooks and put two on each jug line. I put one about 4 to 6 feet from the top and one 4 to 6 feet from the bottom.

Location: Lake Lavon
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 33 3.0659, W 96 28.3739
(33.0511, -96.4729)

Lake Lavon

Lake Lavon Main Lake

Species: White Bass
Best Baits: Slabs in white or chartreuse
Contact: Carey Thorn
469-528-0210
[email protected]
www.whitebassfishingtexas.com
Tips: Fish main lake points and humps using slabs. Feel for the bite on the fall of the slab by staying in contact with the slab. Concentrate on fishing in 10-20 feet of water for best results.

Location: Lake Palestine
Hotspot: Flat Cove
GPS: N 32 13.128, W 95 32.988
(32.2188, -95.5498)

Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine Flat Cove

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Big Eye spinnerbaits, Big Eye jigs
Contact: Ricky Vandergriff
903-561-7299 or 903-530-2201
[email protected]
www.rickysguideservice.com
Tips: Bass fishing should be very good in Flat Creek’s cove this time of year. Fish this area early morning using Big Eye jigs in black/blue along the creek channel. You can also use Big Eye spinnerbaits in chartreuse/white in this area if you want to mix it up a little. Fish slow for best results.

Location: Lake Ray Roberts
Hotspot: State Park Cove
GPS: N 33 22.295, W 97 1.941
(33.3716, -97.0324)

Lake Ray Roberts

Lake Ray Roberts State Park Cove

Species: Crappie, white bass
Best Baits: Minnows, 3/4-oz. slabs
Contact: Justin Wilson
214-538-2780
[email protected]
Tips: Most of the summer weather is starting to move out and the lowering temperatures and great fishing make October one of the best times of the entire year to be on the lake. The white bass are excellent on main lake points in 25-40 feet of water. I like to use a 1 oz., white and chartreuse slab jigged off the bottom where there is a school of feeding fish waiting to eat. The crappie can be found on structure at the same depths as the whites. The bigger crappie are starting to feed better than they have the past few summer months, making it a lot easier to fill the cooler. Jigs are working well but minnows will be your most consistent bait. When you find a brush pile holding fish you can usually catch quite a few in one spot as long as you fish it diligently and work all around the pile including the edges and different depths of higher or lower brush.

Location: Richland Chambers Lake
Hotspot: Crab Creek
GPS: N 31 57.8339, W 96 19.422
(31.9639, -96.3237)

Richland Chambers Lake

Richland Chambers Lake Crab Creek

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: Danny Kings punch bait
Contact: Royce Simmons
903-389-4117
[email protected]
www.gonefishin.biz
Tips: November is the month we begin our catfishing for “eater size” blues and channels. We focus on the timber in the Crab Creek area on the Richland Creek arm and use Danny Kings Punch Bait on a # 4 treble hook to catch almost 100% of the catfish we catch. Sometimes we bait an area with sour grain but most of the time we’re fishing in the timber where the “water turkeys” roost and it’s already chummed for us! Catfish can be found in depths as shallow as 15 feet or as deep as 30 feet and will be caught on or near the bottom most days. Hold on to your rod as it’s not unusual to hook into a monster blue cat while fishing for these 2 lb. to 5 lb. fish! Catfishing is best in the fall and winter months and RC is loaded with them!

Location: Lake Somerville
Hotspot: Yegua Park West Shoreline
GPS: N 30 17.76, W 96 32.784
(30.2960, -96.5464)

Lake Somerville

Lake Somerville Yegua Park West Shoreline

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: Shad, Liver, CJ’s punch bait
Contact: Weldon Kirk
979-229-3103
[email protected]
www.fishtales-guideservice.com
Tips: Fishing here is best with a slight north wind. Fish shallow, near vegetation. Bait fish are here right now before they head into the deep water for the winter. Use cork and suspend bait a foot off bottom.

Location: Lake Texoma
Hotspot: Five Creeks
GPS: N 33 54.8339, W 96 42.3959
(33.9139, -96.7066)

Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma Five Creeks

Species: Striped Bass
Best Baits: Sassy Shad jigs and live shad
Contact: Bill Carey
903-786-4477
[email protected]
www.striperexpress.com
Tips: “The stripers are running in large schools. Pay close attention to the seagulls. They will locate the stripers ambushing a large bait ball. The favorite artificial is the 4”” Sassy Sha on a 1oz. jig head.
The best colors are white glow and chartreuse fleck. Live shad fishing is also a great way to catch stripers. You can anchor or drift live bait. Bank Access: Sand Creek.”

 

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PANHANDLE

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
Location: Lake Possum Kingdom
Hotspot: Peanut Patch
GPS: N 32 53.627, W 98 30.998
(32.893783, -98.516633)

Lake Possum Kingdom

Lake Possum Kingdom Peanut Patch

Species: Striped, white bass
Best Baits: Live bait, jigs, slabs
Contact: Dean Heffner
940-329-0036
[email protected]
Tips: Time to look for birds and slabbin.’ Try to time trips in front of the cold fronts for best fishing. Beside chasing birds, look on the 20- and 30-foot breaklines for natural travel highways for the fish. Sometimes you won’t mark but one or two fish, but you turn around on the trolling motor and that depth will light up with plenty of fish—so take your time. Stripers will be mixed with the white bass and, if you are live bait fishing, you could have five to six species by the end of a trip. Live bait is always best, but this time of year jigging and slabbin’ work great.
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Location: Lake Alan Henry
Hotspot: Little Grape Creek
GPS: N 33 1.9739, W 101 3.96
(33.0329, -101.0660)

Lake Alan Henry

Lake Alan Henry Little Grape Creek

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Crankbaits, jigs, shaky heads, spinnerbaits
Contact: Norman Clayton’s Guide Services
806-792-9220
[email protected]
www.lakealanhenry.com/fishing-guides.html
Tips: “November fishing on Alan Henry is usually very good. You can catch bass nearly anywhere you fish using the baits above. The key to catching bass this time of the year is to time your trip to the lake on the day before a front is going to be coming through. I would start ‘crankbaiting’ up any of the creeks and, later, move to the steep banks with shaky heads. Fish Fun-Fish Safe!”

Location: Lake Brownwood
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 31 50.19, W 99 1.331
(31.8365, -99.0222)

Lake Brownwood

Lake Brownwood Main Lake

Species: Largemouth bass
Best Baits: Crankbaits, chatterbaits, and swim jigs
Contact: Michael D. Homer Jr., Texas Parks & Wildlife
325-692-0921
[email protected]
Tips: Largemouth Bass may be tough in the late fall but fishing deeper water may produce a catch. Fishing the artificial structures deployed at Lake Brownwood offer reliable structure to attract fish. Crankbaits, chatterbaits, and swim jigs are optimal baits when fishing these artificial structures. Also consider fishing some of the other locations where habitat have been deployed, which these locations can be found at the following link: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/fish_attractors.phtml

 

BIG BEND

Location: Amistad
Hotspot: Rough Canyon Area
GPS: N29 34.82838
W100 58.9488
(29.580473, -100.98248)

Amistad

Amistad Rough Canyon Area

Species: largemouth bass
Best Baits: War Eagle spinnerbaits, soft plastic worms, lizards
Contact:
Capt. James Burkeen
830-734-9652
www.amistadbassin.com
Tips: The bass will be holding off the drop-offs along the numerous points in this area. Start early with a spinnerbait to search for any bass that are on the move and feeding shallow and then switch to a Carolina rigged worm or other soft plastic. Concentrate on the drop-offs but cast your lures toward shallow water and work them all the way out until you feel the drop-offs.

 

HILL COUNTRY

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
Location: Lake Buchanan
Hotspot: Mid-Lake Area
GPS: N 30 48.402, W 98 24.3959
(30.8067, -98.4066)

Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan Mid-Lake Area

Species: Striped Bass
Best Baits: Live shad
Contact: Clancy Terrill
512-633-6742
[email protected]
www.centraltexasfishing.com
Tips: “November usually brings cooler weather and the stripers are in transition, moving up the lake for the winter months. Fish mid-lake areas and in big coves. Drift or anchor with 5- to 8-inch baits from 20 to 60 feet of water. Live shad is the usual bait of choice for Lake Buchanan stripers.”
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Location: Lake Austin
Hotspot: Main Lake
GPS: N 30 19.482, W 97 50.37
(30.3247, -97.8395)

Lake Austin

Lake Austin Main Lake

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Picasso spinnerbaits, Double Underspins, V&M Delta Bug and Wild Thang
Contact: Brian Parker – Lake Austin Fishing
817-808-2227
[email protected]
www.LakeAustinFishing.com
Tips: November at Lake Austin can be somewhat tricky because of feeding patterns of the bass. Some days they will bite just about anything they find and some days it’s hard to get them to eat. With that in mind, I will start with Picasso spinnerbaits and Double Underspins around the docks and shallow flats. If the moving baits aren’t successful I switch over to a V&M Delta Bug or Wild Thang. I like to pay attention to how the bass eat. If they crush the bait, I know they are in a good feeding mode..

Location: Lake Buchanan
Hotspot: Shaw Island
GPS: N 30 49.194, W 98 25.4159
(30.8199, -98.4236)

Lake Buchanan

Lake Buchanan Shaw Island

Species: Striped Bass and White Bass
Best Baits: Live shad, top water lures, slabs, deep diver trolling baits in shad color
Contact: Ken Milam
325-379-2051
[email protected]
www.striperfever.com
Tips: Watch for feeding seagulls on main lake areas spanning from Shaw Island to the Dam. Throw top waters and slabs. White bass can be found from the Breezy Point to Paradise Point area. Use deep diving trolling baits in a shad color.

Location: Canyon Lake
Hotspot: Potters Creek Park
GPS: N 29 54.1799, W 98 16.14
(29.9030, -98.2690)

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake Potters Creek Park

Species: Striped Bass and White Bass
Best Baits: 1 oz. red jigging spoon
Contact: Capt. Steve Nixon, Fishhooks Adventures
(210) 573-1230
[email protected]
http://www.sanantoniofishingguides.com
Tips: “Fish from the point back to the swim beach, casting out the spoon. Try to maintain a depth of 20 to 40 feet. The Striped Bass and White Bass like to school in this area this time of year. Tight lines and fish on!”

Location: Lake LBJ
Hotspot: Barnett Cove Area
GPS: N 30 35.778, W 98 23.874
(30.5963, -98.3979)

Lake LBJ

Lake LBJ Barnett Cove Area

Species: Bass and Crappie
Best Baits: 0
Contact: Teach ‘Em to Fish Guide Service-Barry Dodd
210-771-0123
www.teachemtofish.net
Tips: This area has a good break lines and is convenient to shallow water for crowding baitfish. Work slowly moving up and down the break lines while watching your electronics and look for schools of fish breaking the surface. Fall fishing can be one of the most productive times of year. In the fall, bass and crappie chase baitfish into the shallower water, so finding wind protected coves just might be an excellent choice. Following the cove’s creek structure, cover and secondary points should yield good results.

 

SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS

• • • SPOTLIGHT • • •
Location: Calaveras Lake
Hotspot: Picnic Point
GPS: N 29 17.6819, W 98 18.114
(29.2947, -98.3019)

Calaveras Lake

Calaveras Lake Picnic Point

Species: Catfish
Best Baits: Shad
Contact: Steve Nixon, Fishhooks Adventures
210-573-1230
[email protected]
www.sanantoniofishingguides.com
Tips: Drift fishing shad close to the bottom at a depth of 15 to 25 feet in this area produces some good catches of Blue Cats.
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Location: Coleto Creek Lake
Hotspot: Turkey Creek
GPS: N 28 44.694, W 97 10.176
(28.7449, -97.1696)

Coleto Creek Lake

Coleto Creek Lake Turkey Creek

Species: Largemouth Bass
Best Baits: Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps, Carolina rigs
Contact: Rocky’s Guide Service
361-960-0566
Tips: This month people are both hunting and fishing! November is the best of both worlds. This time of year, I think the late morning and afternoon bite is more active. Sunny days will draw bass up really shallow. I’m talking a foot deep! I like pitching a spinnerbaits right along the edges anywhere there is structure or preferably a nice little drop off or even up on some little flats. This is especially true if there is any hardwood laying around. Early morning, go deeper with crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps or Carolina rigs.

LOCATION: Falcon Lake
HOTSPOT: Alejandrejas Road
GPS: N26 44.04954
W99 12.05676
(26.734159, -99.200946)

Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake Alejandrejas Road

SPECIES: largemouth bass
BEST BAITS: Craw worms, jigs
CONTACT:
Robert Amaya
956-765-1442
www.robertsfishintackle.com
TIPS: Slowly fish a Carolina or Texas-rigged craw worm or a jig with a soft plastic trailer on the drop-offs around the islands in this area. Topwater lures can produce some fish during the early morning hours around the brush but most fish will be deep along the edges off the drop-offs during the day.

 

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