Weekly Fishing Report Week of March 29, 2023
GOOD. Water stained; 69 degrees; 0.50 feet below pool. Bass males are shallow, waiting on a woman. Anticipate a big spawn wave the next full moon. Soft plastics, trick works and senkos around brush and cypress trees and points will produce catches. Crappie are in brush piles, but we are still waiting on the spawn. Catfish are moving into the creek channel. Sand bass are in the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.
GOOD. Water stained; 62-68 degrees; 2.17 feet below pool. GOOD. The water level is 169.86 with both generators running 24 hours. Water temperature at the dam is 62 degrees. North of the three-mile Pendleton bridge, temperatures have been running 65-68 degrees. Good numbers of bass have been caught on bladed jigs in colors of black/blue, white chartreuse, and red crawfish. Jig-n-pigs in �½ and �¾ ounce in colors black/blue, brown/orange, and a Carolina rig with plastic lizards in watermelon red and plum apple are also producing. Some bigger bass have been caught on Senko’s in black/blue flake, watermelon red, black/red flake and motor oil colors rigged wacky or Texas style and the Natural Forage bait, a forage bug in the tequila sunrise color and also the new RW45 in WM Bluegill color have been good producers. Crappie bite is a moving target shallow; are they shallow or deep today. Some Crappie have spawned, and others are fluctuating in and out depending on water depth and water temperatures. Don’t pass up those fly rods for crappie. Use an indicator with a Clouser minnow tied on about 12-14 inches below with a weighted fly 1/80 or 1/64 ounce. Best colors have been white and blue, all black, orange head, orange body with a chartreuse tail feather. The cadence is slow in 1-3 feet around cypress knees and buck brush. Also using a 1/80-ounce mop fly with success in colors of chartreuse, yellow, and tan. White Bass are still running north up in the feeder creeks using red head, white, yellow, and black chartreuse curly tails. Small Bluegill are starting to show up in shallow water and around boat houses. Catfish are being caught in shallow water current in the feeder creeks on punch baits, shrimp, and homemade weenie concoctions. Kids Bank and Bulkhead Report: Six Mile Park, South of Hemphill, Texas on Highway 86. Six Mile Park is a new facility that features a T-head pier with handrails and fencing. You can catch bluegill, bass, catfish, and crappie off the pier. Best baits are earthworms, crickets, minnows, or catfish stink baits. This facility is free of charge and is handicap accessible with a public restroom, boat ramp and covered picnic areas. Get the family outdoors and have some fun. Remember, it is always better to play it safe by telling a loved one or friend the area you will be fishing, how many people are in your party and the expected return time. Good luck and keep casting forward! Report from Master Captain Steve “Scooby” Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, and Mudfish Custom Rod Shop.
GOOD. 65 degrees. Salinity continues to improve in Sabine Lake. The jetties are full of sheepshead, bull redfish and drum biting off the rocks using live shrimp on a Carolina rig or under a popping cork. Sabine Channel is very good for speckled trout up to 20 inches off docks, bulkheads and rock piles with live shrimp under a popping cork with 5-6 foot leaders. Sabine Lake is producing good catches of redfish off points, drops and in the bayou drifting over mussel and shell flats in 2-6 feet of water with carolina rig or popping cork with live shrimp. Pleasure Island on the north revetment is producing nice trout drifting along the bank with live shrimp under a popping cork or glo chartreuse plastics with a ⅛ ounce jig and crankbaits. Neches River turnarounds holding redfish, sheepshead and drum using carolina rig or popping cork with live shrimp. Buoys in 10-15 feet of water are holding nice speckled trout and redfish on red shad or watermelon artificials. Flounder up to 18 inches are showing up in the wooden bulkhead near Pleasure Island using chartreuse baits with a �¼ ounce jig.Report by Captain Randy Foreman, Captain Randy’s Guide Service Sabine Lake.
GOOD. 67 degrees. The surf is starting to hold some black drum, pompano, small shark and occasional redfish. The North Jetty surf side holding sheepshead and trout against rocks look for bait. Redfish in the channel on Carolina rigged mullet, shad, and crab. The end holds nice schools of trout and sheepshead. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC.