Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: July 22, 2017
The fishing for White Bass on Lake Ray Roberts recently has been the best it has been in years. As a matter of fact maybe ever. I have been a full time guide on the lake since it opened in January 1990 and can not remember it being better at any time.
In the morning hours between about 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. large schools of mostly keeper size ( 10 inch minimum length) fish are chasing Shad to the surface and gorging themselves. You can catch fish on numerous small lures that resemble a Shad. At the height of the activity it is not unusual to catch a fish on every cast.
If you would like to stock your freezer with fillets or you are just wanting enough for a meal or two, now is the time to be fishing on Lake Ray Roberts. Check out my Ucatchem Fishing Guide website if you are interested in getting in on this action. I am running a four hour weekday special. Give me a call if you are interested.
About Lake Ray Roberts
One of 22 reservoirs on the Trinity River, 29,000 acre Lake Ray Roberts provides water to Dallas and Denton and helps contain floods, something it did admirably in 2015 when the record book got tossed out. More importantly for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, the lake provides habitat for fish and wildlife and a venue for fishing, swimming and boating. Folks can catch largemouth and white bass, crappie and catfish here. The lake record largemouth bass is 15.18 lbs; blue catfish 53.09 pounds, and flathead catfish, 62.60 lbs.
Those fishing from a boat are likely to hook crappie around brush piles, standing dead trees and bridge piers, especially bridges at Buck Creek (north of Pilot Point) and on FM 922 across the north side of the lake. Sand bass surface in open water south of Wolf Island, north of Hawthorn Island and off the park’s Culp Branch, which is just west of the dam. These fish like jigs and minnows. Black bass lurk along cliff faces on the east side of the dam, as well as in coves and around underwater structure. Catfish tend to hang out under trees where egrets and cormorants roost. Many anglers enlist the services of local Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Guide, Ucatchem Guide Services, to put them on the best places to fish.
Since 1987, when the lake was dammed, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has stocked these waters with hundreds of thousands of Florida largemouth bass as well as channel catfish and shad.
About UCATCHEM Lake Ray Roberts Guide Service
Jim Walling found his passion for fishing as a child, and continues to share his wealth of fishing knowledge today. Jim started guiding fishing trips on Lake Ray Roberts when it opened to boats in 1990, and knows every hump, bump and hiding place on the lake. If you want to fish for Trophy Bass, Slab Crappie, White Bass or even Catfish, Jim would love to share his love of fishing with you. Children under 16 fish Free with paying Adult Angler! UCatchem Guide Services offers trips for Individuals, Families, Large Groups and Corporate Events.
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