Fishing Report Archive
October 12, 2015
Here we go… fall is starting to creep into south TX. Although slowly… it is still coming! Water levels continue to stay very stable at 1088.82 which is just over 28 feet low from full pool. The grass on the lake is looking very good with hydrilla and pondweed most places you look. All types of bait can be seen nearly everywhere. Dare I say we might be looking at a good fishing year for 2016 and potentially outstanding 2017 here at Lake Amistad. Current water temps are 77-78 degrees which have come down from the low 80’s over the past 2 weeks. We have yet to see any really cool weather as I write this report but surely it will be coming over the next couple weeks. November and December are typically outstanding months to fish here at Lake Amistad as the fish put the feed bag on for the winter
Current Patterns -
Shallow: Frogs, Frogs, Frogs, are the order of the day in the shallows. Look for developed areas of pondweed and stay shallow. If your in 5-7 feet you are too deep! Stay in that 1 to 3-foot zone for best results. If the fish are not coming up well on the topwater offerings, then utilize a fluke for good results. I have also started to see some fish moving into the backs of the creeks. I am targeting channel bends with Zappu wacky jig heads tipped with trick worms for good results. Some of these fish will surprise you with size but you can catch lots of 12 and 15-inch fish working this pattern. I have seen some fish caught on hard jerkbaits… of course the iMA flit 120 is the one to throw and this bite will get better and better and the water temps cool down.
Mid-Depth: Texas rigs can catch some fish in the mid depth range but I believe the Carolina rig is a better alternative. Working depths in the 12 to 18-foot zone will be productive around grass edges and quick dropping ledges. Some fish are best targeted in the deeper hydrilla with heavy weights and punching the thick grass in 12-20 feet.
Deep: I haven’t been looking out there… but you can nearly always catch a few bass with a football jig or drop-shot in 20-40 feet here at Lake Amistad.