June 1, 2013
Yes the lake is low, but there is plenty of water. The river channels still have 100+ feet and the Lake Amistad surface acreage is still over 30,000Ö itís a big dang lake!
The fishing has been fairly consistent but the big bite is a wild card. The lake levels continue to stay steady at 60 ft low or 1056.44 ft above sea level. Water temps have risen fast over the last 2 weeks and are now in the high 70ís. The most productive time to fish is in the mornings up to about 1pm. The topwater bite was pretty hot, but seems to be fizzling and only be an early morning option. Fish are in transition to deeper water where a football jig and Carolina rig will produce well but some fish are still chasing in the skinny water for now.
Current Patterns -
Shallow: topwaters continue to produce in the early mornings and evenings in the shallow water where there is bluegill present. Squarebill crankbaits produce well around any flats with small stick ups present. I have caught some of my biggest bass that last 2 weeks with this presentation.
Mid-Depth: Find some long flat points and fish 1/2 oz football jigs and carolina rigged plastics in the 10-20 foot depth zone. Many of these fish are eating smaller lures on the sunny high pressure days, so be sure to downsize if you are struggling to get bites.
Deep: The deep bite is getting better for me. The steep ledges that are 25-60 feet deep are productive and I have been targeting these with heavier football jigs and texas rigged plastics.