The spawn is in full swing with waves of females moving onto beds every day.  Lake water temperatures are in the upper 50s to low 60s.  Any cove or pocket on the main lake and up the Rio Grande to marker 27 will be productive.  Big soft plastics like lizards and 7 inch senko type baits are working well.  The swimbait bite is also turning on during overcast periods. 

Boat and fishing activity is high with large numbers of anglers sight fishing for bedding bass.  In response, good numbers of bass can be caught in draws and deep edges near the bedding areas as well. 

Spawning should peak with the full moon at the end of this month.  Bass that are still staging and completing their spawn are also good on main and secondary points.

Water temperatures holding around 52 to 53 degrees, good populations of black bass off main lake points in the 20 to 40 foot range.  Primary lake points are a good bet. Stripers are patrolling the steep drop off areas, shadowing the bait.  Jigs with combinations of black and blue or watermelon, pumpkin and pb&j are good.  Jerk baits along drop offs and main lake points work with suspended fish.  Jigging of spoons and slabs along drops and deep spots on main lake flats also good for large mouth, white and striped bass.

Winter patterns are starting to take hold on Lake Amistad with bass congregating off main lake points and drop offs. Suspended bass are being caught with slabs and spoons along ledges up the Rio Grande River and in deep areas of the flats near the Devil’s River mouth. Jerk baits are effective off main lake points and secondary points. Carolina rigged soft baits along large rounded points have also been effective.

Points and coves in Evans, Zoro, Caballo, Zuberbueler Bend and San Pedro are holding good populations of 1 to 3 pound fish.  Larger fish are still holding in deep grass on clear days, but tend to move more to tree cover and rocky points on overcast days.  The flats and point around the mouth of the Devils river are also producing good numbers and quality of fish.

As the weather and water starts to cool off, look for the fish to start moving into coves and off secondary point, following the shad up the creeks.

Big bass are stacking up in hydrilla beds in 10 to 20 feet of water.  When you find them, there are usually several up to 8 pounds.  Heavy jigs and Texas rigged worms in greens and black color variations are effective for punching through the grass.  Good fish can be caught schooling in the main lake on calm days.  Creek channels and drop offs near good grass areas are also holding good numbers of fish.