Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide Report
Spring has sprung here on Lake Ray Hubbard. White Bass are doing multiple things at this time, They are moving up the creeks to spawn in large numbers this year because of the water levels and rain. Spring Break time was not very good as we had high winds and storms, which is normal in March. Large numbers of white bass are also still in the lake and April can be a fantastic time of year to catch these great fish. The days are longer which mean longer periods that the warm weather heats up the lake.
White Bass Patterns
White bass will be ganging up in open water more to the North end of the lake, waiting for the perfect temperatures to start spawning. As they wait for the right time , they will eat heavily before they make their run. When the temps warm up you want to look shallow on windward points and flats. Another area to look at is the I-30 highway rocks. White bass will spawn on the rocks and sometimes the more wind the better. There will be schools of fish just off the rocks in the deep water staging waiting on temps to rise. Moving water is the key, white bass want moving water to spawn. Thats why it’s important to fish the windy side of structure. Be sure to your eye out for gulls this time of year. If you see large groups of birds hitting the water , ease in the area upwind and daft thru. Great spots to look are the deeper waters off of Robertson Park , The power plant jetty and deep flats close by river channels. Late afternoons have seen some bird action on the flats out from the Hilton Hotel and Robertson Park. Your electronics play a crucial part in finding whiteness this time of year. A lot of time all you will mark is little bumps in deeper water and when they move shallow they will be is smaller schools scattered .
White Bass Lures
When you find large schools staging in deep water I like to use the slab and jig combo. The size slab depends on how much wind there is, as I like to drift with drift socks most of the time. If you are spot locking or anchoring then use a 3/4 oz slab with a jig about 16 inches above. Most days they like a slow lift and sometime no movement at all. If you get lucky and fish birds , throw a small inline spinner like a rooster tail or a little George. I will also have a 4 inch sassy shad tied on, you never know when hybrids are mixed in with the white bass. When the water warms through out the day throw that same little George up on the shallow flats and points reeling just fast enough to keep it from hanging on bottom.
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.