The gorgeous Lake Ray Hubbard is one of the largest lakes in north Texas spanning 22,000 acres. This recreational lake supplies numerous options for fishing fun with several boat ramps and marinas located around the lake. Hop on your own boat, rent one for the day, join a fishing guide or fish from the shoreline.
Largemouth bass, white crappie and catfish are a few of the top targeted species. And with plenty of open water habitat, white and hybrid striped bass remain a popular option as well this spring. Here are some tips and tactics to catch the big one:
- Largemouth bass begin their spring pattern in the East Fork Trinity River. The river provides ample cover in stumps and brush. This area is best when water is not being released from Lake Lavon. Spinnerbaits, jigging spoons and soft plastic lizards work well during this time.
- Hybrid striped and white bass will move into flowing creeks such as Rowlett and Muddy creeks, and East Fork Trinity River to spawn. These fish are accessible to both bank and boat anglers. Using ultralite spinning gear can provide exciting catches. Small Road Runner jigs and soft plastic crappie jigs should be cast across the current into swirling water and retrieved slowly.
- A favorite technique both early and late in the day is to keep an eye out for schooling bass near the surface. Pay attention to birds diving into the water, and that’s a sure sign baitfish and bass are nearby. Top water lures such as Tiny Torpedos and Zara Spooks are your best bet in these situations.
- Rocks and riprap along the highways and shoreline will hold catfish in spring. Following the spawn, the fish will move into deeper water flats near these areas. Live shad, cut shad and commercial catfish baits are all viable options.
Lucky for residents of Woodcreek, yelling “fish on” at Lake Ray Hubbard is just minutes away. During the time homeowners spend at Woodcreek, they will see why it is certified 97% Resident Recommended. The friendly neighborhoods of beautiful single-family homes combined with two-top rated elementary schools, make Woodcreek the ideal place to call home. To learn more about the community of Woodcreek in Fate, Texas click here.
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