Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide Report 

Lake Ray Hubbard is in summertime mode!! The fishing has heated up just like the temperatures for the end of June and first of July.  We still have shad fry all over the lake but now the themocline is trying to set in. White Bass have been chasing these small shad on the flats instead of deep water. I have been starting at 6:00 am during these hot summer days. Please remember to bring plenty of water as the sun is getting brutal by mid morning. When you locate schooling fish please remember to get up wind of the fish and do not run your big motor thru them. Use your trolling motor and if you do not have one drift thru them , when out of the school go around them and start another drift.


White Bass

White Bass

White Bass

White Bass Patterns 

White Bass have been schooling early mornings and late evenings across the lake. There are multiple locations to keep an eye on. Robertson Park , Power Plant Jetty , Chandlers Cove , Red Barn Cove and the shallow coves down south by the burnt out bridge.The great blue herons are still showing the way to these schools.The easiest ways are to make the "run" and check multiple locations as the sun is coming up. There has been sporadic schooling later morning in the deep waters down south but they are mostly small little fish . I still stop and throw a slab to see if the fish are bigger deeper in the water column. When the fish stop schooling I have had success on the multiple levees that run North and South on the lake.

White Bass

White Bass

White Bass

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

White Bass Lures

White bass like lures the same size as the bait. When finding schooling fish I have better success with smaller baits. The Mepps spinner has been my go too lure during this time. Small top waters such as the Tiny Torpedo are great lures but I rarely let guest throw them as it is a little dangerous for the guide on the boat. Structure fishing I have been using a 3/4 oz slab. The fish are from the bottom to about 10 ft high so drop your slab and do a high lift, usually when you lift and you reach your head you will get a fish.



Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

 We target White Bass year round .  Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population.  For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard White Bass Fishing


First part of June for Lake Ray Hubbard white bass as been pretty steady except for a couple of trips. The weather has been hotter than usual and the fish seem to be on a speed race to a summer pattern already. There are multiple schools of shad fry all over the lake . We have had to pick thru fish for the nice keepers as lots of small white bass and hybrid/stripers are gorging on the small fry. Be sure to take plenty of water on your fishing trips , it gets hot pretty quick on most morning. The hotter temps have brought out the pleasure boaters so be very careful especially later in the mornings and afternoons. The white bass on Lake Ray Hubbard are a little different than most fish on other lakes. All the recreation boats really do not effect them much. I have witnessed many times fish schooling and a ski boat runs through them, only for the fish to reappear 20-30 yards away from the original location. We still have the threat of pop up storms so please be aware of the weather.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

     

White Bass Patterns 

White bass have been chasing shad fry all across the lake. The easiest way to locate them is to start driving and keep your eyes open for the splashes of these schools. White egrets or the great blue herons are still showing the way to these schools. If you see one of these magnificent birds hoovering the water below, stop and take a look. The shad do not have a chance with the fish attacking from below and the birds snatching them from above. There has not been any schooling on the flats as of yet, the thermocline has not set in yet. It will not be long before that happens. I continue to keep my eyes open and check these areas early morning. I have not found many white bass on structure such as humps and levees. Do not forget to check the multiple bridges for fish , the shad love the shad and protection of the pillars.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

  

White Bass Lures

When you find white bass and hybrid/striper chasing these small fry I will have a small in line spinner , tail spinner or top water ties on. I prefer tiny torpedoes in a clear or white for some fun. I will also have a 1 oz slab tied on and fish below the schooling fish. When throwing your slab let it sink all the way to the bottom , turn your handle fast about 5-6 turns and let it fall back through. Many times I am watching my graph and if I notice the fish high, I will tell my guest to just reel up through them. When fishing the structure , we do the same thing with the slab. If you start marking them hugging the bottom, drop the slab , reel up the slack and just "pull" up slowly. A ;lot of times white bass will hit the lure on the pull up.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

White Bass

  

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

 We target White Bass year round .  Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population.  For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard White Bass Fishing

 May as not disappointed for white bass fishing on Lake Ray Hubbard. We have had very few storms that are usual in May. The shad spawn is still going and on windy days the fish are going crazy along most windy shorelines. Fishing has been good to great. Please be aware that a lot of small hybrid striped bass have been present. The threat of pop up storms is still great for the month of May and first of June. Always have access to a weather app and watch the weather. I had a trip that they did not call for rain that day, we lasted till 10:30 am and storms blew in. Lake Ray Hubbard can turn into an ocean real quick with high winds.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

White Bass Patterns 

When white bass are chasing shad , they are normally on shallow flats, coves and shorelines. Keep an eye out for gulls circling and a great clue is to look for the white egrets or the great blue herons sitting on the shorelines stacked up looking for a buffet of shad. If you gaze across the lake and see these big birds hoovering over the water, be sure to ease over to the location ..more than likely fish are blowing shad out of the water. White bass have been doing a little schooling but that should increase as the month of June comes closer.  Use your trolling motor to ease up on your spot , if fishing a shore line , start up wind and let the wind drift you down the bank. On the flats if you pull your boat into deeper water , use the wind to let you drift across it so you can spot small pods of fish blowing shad out of the water. When that action stops, be sure to look in deeper water out from the same areas. Example was I had fish on a flat in 8-12 ft water, they moved out of the area so I eased out to the point in 19-22 ft water, the white bass would come in waves . Using your electronics is very important in this situation. On very tough days with high pressure if you mark fish suspended out from these same areas but not in huge groups, don't be afraid to break out the trolling gear. 

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

White Bass Lures

 When you find white bass or hybrid/stripers shallow i like to throw 3 inch Co Ho with a 1/2 oz head. Many people like to also throw rattle traps, small crank baits and even lighter A-rigs. Pay close attention to the size of the shad in the water. You might have to switch over to a small in line spinner or a tail spinner. I personally like to use a 1/2 tail spinner made by Humdinger , you can find these at www.humdingerlures.com . When fishing vertical structure use a 3/4 oz or 1 oz jigging spoon/ slab spoon with a small jig ties about 16 inches above the slab. Here is a good link to show you how to tie the knot www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/drop-shot-rig .

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report
Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

 We target White Bass year round .  Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population.  For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.




Lake Ray Hubbard White Bass Fishing

Lake Ray Hubbard White Bass Fishing 

 April showers bring May flowers!!! Well in Texas when talking about white bass fishing it is more like April WINDS bring storms in May. The shad spawn has started , although very late because of the cold weather and water in April. We fought the winds on Lake Ray Hubbard and also cried mercy a few times. Had a lot of rescheduled trips because of weather. May should bring less winds at time but be aware of the storms that will come thru. Please remember that lighting is not to be taken lightly when white bass fishing or any kind of outdoor activity. Fish are feeding and it will only get better as the month move on.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report
 

 White Bass Patterns 

When white bass and hybrid/striped bass get through with their spawn, they go on a feeding frenzy! You can find them throughout the day on shallow flats , along rip rap, shallow coves with sandy banks and around bridge pillions feeding on shad. When in shallow water , turn your big motor off well away from where you are targeting. Use your trolling motor to ease up on your spot , if fishing a shore line , start up wind and let the wind drift you down the bank. On the flats if you pull your boat into deeper water , use the wind to let you drift across it so you can spot small pods of fish blowing shad out of the water. Use your trolling motor to stay onto of the action. The fish will not stay shallow the whole day but will come back through out the day. When white bass are not in the shallow, check the same areas but deeper. Lake Ray Hubbard has many long points and drop offs. Use your electronics to locate these fish.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report
  
Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report


White Bass Lures

When you find white bass or hybrid/stripers shallow i like to throw 3 inch Co Ho with a 1/2 oz head. Many people like to also throw rattle traps, small crank baits and even lighter A-rigs. Find the windy points , rip rap, flats and cuts in the shore line then chunk and whined to  locate pockets of white bass and hybrid/striper. When the fish move deeper use a small jigging spoon/ slab and don't forget to ties a small jig above for the chance to catch 2 at a time. A little trick I like to use is when I am shallow , I watch my Humminbird 12 Helix on side imaging. You can actually watch fish swim past you and you know what side of the boat to throw. The first pic below demonstrates this technique. The little white dots to the right are fish moving past as a few on the left.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report


  

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

 

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

  We target White Bass year round .  Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population.  For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.


Lake Ray Hubbard White Bass Fishing

Lake Ray Hubbard White Bass Fishing 

March madness is finally over , I am not talking about the college playoffs!! White Bass Fishing was up and down this year during the spawn. The amount of rain and rising water confused these fish a little bit . White Bass do not care for muddy water and the inflow from Rowlett creek and East Fork Trinity river did just that on multiple occasions . This time of year on Lake Ray Hubbard the cold fronts also affect the white bass during the spawn. One day you locate good fish and then the next you couldn't find any signs of life !!



Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

White Bass Patterns 

   When white bass spawn they will be located on windward point, shallow tops of humps and flats. The males , which are smaller will move in first then the females. Lake Ray Hubbard is an excellent white bass lake especially during the spring. Hybrid striper where difficult to locate but that will change here in April. White bass and hybrid stiper are done spawning then the shad spawn. Shad are the natural bait that they feed on. White bass and hybrid striper will move shallow to feed. There still will be fish spawning also especially with the warming temps. We will start catching these fish in 2-4 ft of water . You need to also check the deeper ends of points as the fish will stage .



Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report




 

White Bass Lures 

During April we will be throwing very shallow to locate white bass and hybrid stripers. the best white bass lures are the 3 inch Co Ho with a 1/2 oz head and light inline spinners. Find the windy points , flats and cuts in the shore line then chunk and whined to  locate pockets of white bass and hybrid striper.


Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report

 

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

 We target White Bass year round .  Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population.  For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.

White Bass Fishing Texas

White Bass Fishing Texas

The white bass, commonly referred to as “sand bass” , is an abundant and popular sportfish in Texas reservoirs. This is due to its willingness to bite artificial lures, schooling behavior, and outstanding quality as table fare. White bass provide angler s with exciting action throughout the year, but most notably during their annual spring spawning migration up river and stream tributaries. From January through April, large schools of white bass concentrate in the far upper ends or riverine sections of reservoirs making them more
susceptible to anglers. The complete white bass angler understands the biology, migrational behavior,
preferred habitat, appropriate fishing techniques and local “hot spots” for this popular species.   You can find when, where, and what time, the white bass run up Rowlett Creek on Lake Ray Hubbard  on this blog site!

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report



When Do You Fish for White Bass?

In early spring white bass swim upcurrent, out of the South's reservoirs and into its rivers, then its creeks. Their number is vast, a seemingly endless procession of fish that are silver in shade and streamlined in form. Their powerful tails push tirelessly against a flow that is oftentimes strong and swollen from late winter rains.  Still, white bass doggedly nose up the tributaries, driven by the instinct to reproduce. First come the smaller males, looking for the right combination of depth and current where spawning can take place. Then follow the females, fat-bellied with roe and anxious to find a partner with which to share these fish's peculiar mating process. It is a true rite of the warming season. It is also a time when anglers can catch white bass until their muscles quiver from exhaustion

What is the Best White Bass Lure

Jigs
Jigging Minnows
Hair Jigs
Soft Plastics
Grubs
Minnow Baits
Ring Worms
Crankbaits
Spinners
In-Line Spinners
Spinner Rigs
Spoons
Jigging Spoons

White Bass Lures, Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide


What do White Bass Eat?

As for White Bass behavior, the fish tend to avoid eating aquatic plants and focus on finding other organisms to eat. Popular prey creatures for them include zooplankton, small crustaceans, minnows, bait fish and water fleas. White Bass inhabit mostly rivers, creeks and streams, but can be found spawning in medium and large lakes, as well as manmade reservoirs.
White Bass reproduce between March and May each year in waters that range from 54 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. They prefer to lay their eggs in moving streams but will also spawn in nearshore lake currents that get swept up by winds. Female White Bass can lay as many as a half million eggs.
White Bass Interesting Facts
The state record in Florida for largest White Bass ever caught weighed 4.69 pounds;
White Bass are related to Striped Bass, which has led some to call them “wipers”;
huge schools of White Bass have been known to herd groups of baitfish toward the surface as they go into feeding frenzies;
White Bass have a sharp point on each gill cover, while Striped Bass have two;
and White Bass are the fifth most preferred species among licensed Texas anglers, according to the state’s parks and wildlife foundation.

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide

We target White Bass year round and even chase them in the creeks.  Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population.  For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.

Spring Break

Spring Break is next month !!! Hopefully the weather is nice again this year .. get them kids out of the house and on the water !! I am already getting calls for Spring Break ... and booking dates ..


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Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report ( Fall)

Lake Ray Hubbard did its usual thing this fall. The fish showed up shallow before Thanksgiving and we caught big white bass and nice hybrids throwing swim baits shallow. The winter patter is starting where will locate huge schools in deep water and methodically and slowing work our lures to catch fish . I have also upgraded my boat . I purchased a brand new 2017 Bulls-Bay 2200 for your comfort. It is updated with a Humminbird Helix 12 Mega fish finder , 36 volt Minn-Kota trolling motor, Bluetooth stereo and USB chargers.  The winter fishing can be really good if you can deal with the cold.
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lake ray hubbard fishing report

lake ray hubbard fishing report

lake ray hubbard fishing report

lake ray hubbard fishing report

Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Report


Fishing has remained pretty good most days .. and tough on others .. some schooling action is still going on at daylight .. some days have to burn some fuel to find active fish on slabs .. most of the fish are laying horizontal on the bottom or little depth changes in 13-15 ft . School has begun and I have dates open in September .. fishing will remain about the same until we start getting cooler weather .. give me a call cause you can still take the kids fishing on weekends !!!

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