Lake Ray Hubbard has been fishing a little like a roller coaster. The fish are in purgatory thermocline abyss.. the water temp is climbing then the rain cools it down..Had to wait out one day because of thunder storms.. as soon as the fish started heard thunder.. seen lighting .. remember do NOT play with that stuff.. seek cover immediately. Finding a lot of fish suspending out from the structure they are normally on this time of year. The fish have been schooling on the flats, you just have to pick the one you think will produce. That slowed down to didn’t happen because of weekend boat traffic. As soon as the week rolls on they will continue. When you find suspending fish you can either toss out a slab and burn it back and drop .. or throw a tail spinner count to about 10 and start reeling . As the sun gets up higher they are trying to move shallow but with the thermocline not really set they move fast. When they spread out I have been fairly successful trolling a little .. a couple of times after you catch a lot of fish schooling you then have to hit multiple spots to find grouped active fish.. I don’t have any dates open in July but I do have openings in August .. We start at 6:00am and try to be off by 11:00am when it gets extremely hot.. give me a shout if interested in family fun cause school starts soon .. I have been catching some small hybrids right at 17.5 inches.. please measure your fish .. lots of those guys showing up.. a few big ones mixed in ..
I have been scanning points and humps with the side imaging to locate a lot of fish .. dont forget when they are schooling and stop, kick that trolling motor on about 5 or 6 and turn on the side scan.. you can then know what side to throw on ..
Lake Ray Hubbard has been a little up and down cause of the rains, high water and a spillway gate open.. The last couple trips the fish are suspending out from structure. Usually this time of year you can find good groups bunched up. I have found them like that but it has been inconsistent. I did break out the trolling gear at one time and was very successful catching fish this way. I would find schools suspended out from drops our flats and set the depth at around 13-15 ft … these fish would hang out in 25-30 ft water and move very fast. I figure after this week with the warmer temps returning it should stabilize .. Early morning schooling is pretty constant every time ..BUT.. some day it’s for long periods and some days’ very short.. so I would concentrate on the multiple flats , checking each one looking for signs of shad , a few pop ups and splashes … water temps where 82-84 degrees and a couple days’ North winds mixed with East .. I have some dates open in July so give me a call.. specializing in family fun .. I had a 4 yr old on the boat .. I usually tell parents that’s a little young.. but the dad assured me he is a fishing machine.. he brought his own zepco and his own life jacket .. lol… that little boy would throw that rod.. catch his fish and not say a word.. grab it .. take it off the hook .. I could do nothing but sit in amazement and watch this future pro at work.. It puts a smile on my face when young kids love fishing …
Lake Ray Hubbard is as full as I have ever seen . The fishing remains good , although the day after almost 2 inches of rain it was the toughest day I have had in a while .. there as been fish schooling early in the morning on most days and catching them with Mepps or rooster tails . They are chasing very small shad.After the schooling stops I have been locating fish on structure and using 1 oz slabs in chartreuse . Some days you catch a few in a spot and poof they are gone . You would think with the rain the water would be stained , but it's clear making the fish a little shy at times . I have some July dates open if interested in some family fun ..
In between the storms and high dangerous winds I've squeezed in some trips . Lake Ray Hubbard is fishing good when you can get on there. I have had some early morning schooling action and fish relating to structure pretty good . The schooling should continue and get better as June moves on . I have been throwing 3 in coho's with 1/2 jig heads cause they have been chasing smaller bait . When I switch to slabbing a 1 oz in chartreuse is always my favorite . Some of the fish have been hanging really tight to the bottom so knowing your electronics is a great asset . Most schools are out or getting out this week so take them kids fishing .. I am a kid friendly guide that thinks fishing is a great way to teach your kids to be outdoors ... family fun is my specialty ... I have a few dates open in June and July so give me a call or a message.