Texas Lakes Fishing Reports
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Rayburn - TX,
anglers, it has been awhile since my last report. It is
summertime now and the bite is slow but, there are some good
fish being caught.Big
Sam's Guide Service
The water temp. is reaching 90 degrees, which means the fish
have moved deeper. There are fish on the outside grassline
in the 10ft. to 12ft. range. These fish can be caught on a
"7 to "10 in. texas rig worm with a 1/4oz. weight.
Red shad, red bug, and watermelon red have been the most
productive colors. There has been alittle action in the
mornings on topwater with a spitting image and zara spooks.
I hope this will help you have a productive day on the water
this summer. If you are interested in a guide trip or would
like to talk fishing, you can contact me at 409-698-9863.
God Bless and Good Fishing,
James Stricklin Jr.
Richland Chambers Lake
August 23, 2003
– Hookhider 7ft 149 C Medium Heavy
Reel - Spidercast SCP-600
Line – P-Line 12 lb. with a Gamma 2/O hook
Lure – Zoom Finesse Worm
(Tomato) Wacky Style
Zoom 6” Watermelon Lizard
early morning top water bite was pretty slow only had a few
blow-ups on the White with black in Lilly Pad Cove. After
working this area we ran to the TXI plant and ran a Buzzbait up
around the Hydrilla. Had a few snakes chase the Buzzbait. As the
sun was starting to warm up we backed off into 7 to 12 ft of
water and working the edges with a Zoom Finesse worm and rigging
it Wacky Style. If you threw the bait up in grass or sea canes
they wouldn’t have any thing to do with it, but once you got
the bait to the edge it would drop off and then you would get
your strike. We also worked up in Prairie Creek and worked the
out side edges of the tank dam .The key here was the stick-ups
and the duckweed. There was 3 or 4 fish that came off the
duckweed and the stick-ups each one was hold fish. All the fish
in Prairie Creek came off Watermelon Lizard but make sure you
just barely dip the tail in spike-it.
We are finding a lot of baitfish in the mouths of the
creeks and some in around the boat docks but with this we are
finding fish from as big as your bait to 2 pounds. The larger
fish really won’t be moving up for about 3 weeks up in the
creeks to start the fall feeding frenzy. Here are some of the
locations that we fished: Prairie Creek, Lilly Pad Cove, and TXI.
Till next time Tight Lines and Good Fishing.
Big Bass Guide Service
O. H. Ivie Lake
FISHIN' WITH DAVE
By Dave Caudle
June 11, 2003
bass on the move early on top and later in day in 10-20 off
ledges. Some spawning still in progress in the main lake 20 ft
+ 0n carolina rigged worms. Dark seems to be preferred. White
bass on the move in large schools surfacing early and then on
deep ridges. We have been taking many nice bass in the
middle of the whites on self produced large spoons. Limits can
be expected of fish above 13 inches. Blue cat and yellow cats
very good on jugs and trotlines with some channels being taken
over baited holes. Crappie spotty in the day but good at night
under lights in main lake near rock bluffs. perch beginning to
move to spawn and pounders likely with hybrids on the move.
Lake has caught over 29,000 acre feet with a vertical rise of
4 feet expected. Additional rainfall likely and will only
improve conditions at lake Ivie.
See you on the lake,