Weekly Fishing Report Week of May 24, 2023
GOOD. Water stained; 77 degrees; 1.31 feet above pool. The water has been calm, and this still water is an indicator that summer is around the corner. Water is off-colored. Bass are good on topwater frogs and senkos shallow. Crappie are coming out of the spawn with lots of small fish on piles biting minnows. White bass are good using jigs and minnows. Fish are starting to run on points, with a few on piles. Catfish are near the piles, deeper points and creek channels. Report by Captain Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service. Anticipate heavy traffic on the lake this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. This week is National Safe Boating Week, for more information check out Texas Parks and Wildlife online and search for “Boating Safety Tips.” Happy Memorial Day!
GOOD. Water stained; 76-83 degrees; 0.35 feet below pool. The water level is 171.62 with both generators running 24 hours daily. Water temperature at the dam is 78 degrees. North of the three-mile Pendleton bridge, temperatures have been running 76-83 degrees. Bass are good on zoom speed craws and creature baits rigged Texas style and a u-tail swimming worm in all white and white with a dipped chartreuse tail have been producing in shallow water. Some bigger bass have been caught on senkos and flukes in black/blue flake, watermelon red, watermelon red candy, black/red flake and motor oil colors rigged wacky or Texas style. The spinnerbait bite for bass has been hot this week around buck brush and laydowns on the edges of grass up in the creeks. Popping and hollow body frog bite has been producing late in the evenings over vegetation. Flyrodders are catching quality bass over vegetation using 8 and 10 weight fly rods. Top flies this week have been a weighted spoon fly black with red glitter, a Stealth Goober, and shad imitation topwater popper fly. Crappie bite is heating up offshore with quality catches around the lake. Bluegill are starting to show up in the shallow flats and around boathouses. Remember to Stay Afloat. This week is National Safe Boating Week. While on the water, what life jacket do you wear Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3? For more information check out Texas Parks and Wildlife online and search for “Boating Safety Tips.” 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. 78 degrees. Boxes of trout, sheepshead, and drum are good with live shrimp under a popping cork fishing jetty rocks. When the jack crevalle show up, it is time to move locations. Fish the ship channel in 4-7 feet of water on bulkheads and rocks. Sabine Lake is good for trout and redfish making slow drifts over shell in 4-7 feet with popping cork, or artificial 1/16 ounce jigheads with five inch swimbaits. Shrimp are fleeing the bayou so catches of redfish, trout and flounder are good in the cuts. Coffee Ground Cove is good for trout and redfish making long drifts with live shrimp under a popping cork, or morning glory chartreuse tail or glo chartreuse artificials. Birds are starting to work out going tides. North Levee trout bite is still on fire with live shrimp with a popping cork and swimbaits. Report by Captain Randy Foreman, Captain Randy’s Guide Service Sabine Lake. Anticipate heavy traffic on the lake this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. This week is National Safe Boating Week, for more information check out Texas Parks and Wildlife online and search for “Boating Safety Tips.” Happy Memorial Day!
GOOD. 74 degrees. The surf is starting to hold some pompano, small shark and the occasional redfish. The gulf side of the North Jetty Gulf is holding sheepshead and trout against rocks. Look for bait up close to rocks. Channel side holding some nice trout close and Big Reds on the bottom. Report provided by Captain Raymond Wheatley, Tail Spotter Guide Service LLC. Anticipate heavy traffic this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. This week is National Safe Boating Week, for more information check out Texas Parks and Wildlife online and search for “Boating Safety Tips.” Happy Memorial Day!