Lake Amistad Fishing Report
Prespawn Patterns Return With Cold Snap
The Canyons in Mexico have been producing by using DD22s in the draws leading up to spawning areas. The grass lines and draws up San Pedro near the north boat ramp have been producing nice limits with wacky rigged worms and 6 inch Texas rigged dingers.
California Creek and Evans creek areas are producing large fish in deeper water in the 25 to 45 feet range. Senkos thrown into spawn areas and adjacent draws have provided limits of 2 to 4 pound fish in many areas.
Next weeks warming trend should begin pushing larger fish back to bedding areas and provide some outstanding site fishing.
The Spawn is On
Early stages of the spawn are kicking in on Lake Amistad. A lot of bucks are cruising the flats and backs of creeks and coves, scraping up new beds. Big females are gathered in 15 to 25 feet of water in drains leading into the spawning areas. The coming full moon should push these girls onto beds and produce some fantastic site fishing.
Watermelon and green pumpkin plastics are attracting a lot of bites shallow to 15 feet of water. With larger fish being taken on slowly worked jigs, spinners and softplastics in deeper water. The back of California Creek, Evans Creek, Cow Creek and the major creeks up the Devil's River and the Rio Grande all provide good action on the US sides with the creeks and coves on the Mexican side starting to heat up. They should be in full swing in the next week or two.
Largemouth Bass Staging For Spawn
The water level on Lake Amistad has remained constant and the water temperature is in the 57 to 60 degree range. Black bass have started moving out of the deeper water and staging in 25 to 30 feet near spawning areas. Bass 2 to 4 pounds have been good on Carolina Rigs and jigs with some crankbait action working through deep trees. With several days predicted to be in the mid 80’s next week, look for groups of bucks to start moving into spawning areas and sows moving into coves and protected flats.