September 26, 2012
Amistad has been fishing decent over the last several weeks. We have been able to connect with an above average morning bite but then a below average afternoon bite. The fishing reports from everyone have been all over the board. The one constant is that the fishing is getting better every week for most anglers as we move into the fall season. Water levels continue to drop steadily at the rate of almost a foot a week. Lake Amistad water temps are 78-79 degrees in the morning and right about 80-81 in the afternoon. The current lake level is 1084.44 ft above seas level and is 32.56 ft below conservation pool.
Current Patterns -
Shallow: The pondweed is starting to disappear in most locales due to the dropping water. Although if you find some good scatter patches then there will be bass in the area and the El Grande Lures Sapo or Optimum Furrbit are great ways to target these fish. The more prevalent cover is hydrilla in the drains and around the shorelines. I have been working chatterbaits with Optimum Double Diamond swimbait tails and catching very good quality fish with this method. You canít get to shallow. Early in the morning the topwater bite is also productive.
Mid-Depth: Texas rigged plastics continue to be effective in the ditches and drains where hydrilla and trees are present. Be sure to work your presentations slowly for good results. I have been seeing a lot of suspended fish around the mid-depth zone and if we get a few more cold fronts and get the water temps into the low 70ís I think we will see these fish starting feeding heavily.
Deep: None existent for me. I have not spent much time in water over 15 feet.
See you out at the Lake!