Fishing Report Archive
July 9, 2016
The water levels at lake Amistad continue to remain fairly steady… 1093.16 above sea level. Grass growth is at the best I have seen since 2010. It seems pondweed is growing everywhere there is a good shallow flat. The hydrilla is growing well in several areas of the lake with the primary depths of 10-25 feet. The weather has been very hot for this early in the summer… but the bass fishing has been steady. Early morning hours are certainly better than later in the day but a persistent angler can have good success in the afternoon hours. I have just completed my 5th Annual youth bass fishing camp on Amistad and catches can be seen on our website probasscamp.com or the Pro-Bass Camp facebook page… pretty impressive fishing!
Current Patterns -
Shallow: Early in the morning or when cloud cover hovers for a few hours after sun up the topwater bite is very good! Moving quickly along points with calm water seems to be very effective. The areas that have pondweed are also good with snag less offerings such as hollow body frogs or buzzing toads. Some mornings I notice they want something just under the water surface such as a fluke. My best success has been covering water fast moving every 5 min from spot to spot. Once the sun gets higher punching the pondweed with a heavy 1oz weight and creature baits can continue producing fish in the shallow pondweed.
Mid-Depth: Finding the hydrilla is key to producing consistent success in this depth zone. Working the edges and top of the hydrilla in 12-20 feet has been the best depth. Texas rigged worms or light Carolina rigs are producing the most bites.
Deep: There are some deep fish to be caught but I feel your fishing for a smaller population of the bass in this depth zone right now. The hot weather has a lot of the bait suspending off the bottom and it’s difficult to locate fish that are relating to structure on near the channel drops. My successful tactic in this zone has been drop-shotting.
Wear sunscreen and stay cool out there!