LAKE RAY ROBERTS Fishing Report
Welcome to the UCatchem Guide Service Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report! I try to update my Ray Roberts Fishing Report often so that you have up to date fishing information for Ray Roberts Bass, Crappie, White Bass and even Catfish.
I’m on the Lake all year round and try to share fishing tips and tricks to help Anglers that are wanting to catch Lunker Bass, Slab Crappie and coolers full of Sand Bass. Let me know if you have any questions about my Fishing Report, and as always, give me a call if you want to Schedule a day of Fishing on Lake Ray Roberts!
Almost 11lb Lunker Bass caught during one of Jim’s Guided Trips.
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: May 2018 Over the years as a guide on this lake I have had many clients ask me, “what is your favorite month to fish” without hesitation my response has always been the same, May. Throughout 28 years on the lake my answer to that question has not wavered. In May most species of fish that we pursue will have either completed their spawn or be in the process of [...]
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 [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: April 17, 2017 Despite the strong winds in the area it has been a great week of fishing on Lake Ray Roberts. We have caught Largemouth Bass up to almost ten pounds, several Crappie between one to two plus pounds and limits of White Bass. Although most of us thought this great fishing would be much earlier this year than normal because of our very warm winter, it has [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: September 26, 2016 Lake Ray Roberts is just a few inches below normal level and the water clarity is clear. Fishing has been good for several weeks. Largemouth Bass fishing is very good. Many smaller bass can be caught around flooded willows on main lake points as well as in the back of coves. Topwaters, spinnerbaits, and lipless crankbaits will all produce fish in these areas. Most of these [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: April 29, 2016 Fishing at Ray Roberts Lake has been very good for weeks and is now even better. Crappie are showing up on brush piles in 15-20 feet of water. They are hitting minnows and small jigs fished over the top of the brush. There are a lot of small fish but also good numbers in the 12-15" range. White Bass fishing, as is most of the time is [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: February 2, 2016 The level of Lake Ray Roberts is just under four feet above normal pool. The state has two boat ramps open, Isle Du Bois and Jordan park. The surface temperature is 48 degrees and the water clarity is clear to stained. Bass fishing is slow with not many bites. However, the quality of the fish more than makes up for the slow action. Clients and myself [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: November 9, 2015 Fishing is great at Lake Ray Roberts! Recently, rain in the watershed has pushed the lake level to about a foot over normal level. Therefore, there is a small release of water from the lake. Water temperature has fallen to the 60s and all species of fishing is good. Thanks to a very successful spawn this year, I believe we have more fish and baitfish than we [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: August 9, 2015 The best fishing action lately on Lake Ray Roberts has been for surfacing White Bass. Look for fish pushing Shad to the surface around Cates Point and Culp Island. At times there are also schools scattered on the flat just north of Culp Island. When the fish are on the surface actively feeding there are numerous small lures that will catch fish. Use any bait that resembles [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: May 3, 2015 As of today the Water Level of Lake Ray Roberts is 98.4% full! The recent rainfall has really helped to raise the Water Level and bring it up to Levels that have not been seen in years. For Tips and Tricks to catch fish on Ray Roberts, make sure and read through my Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report below! [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: April 25, 2015 With the recent rainfall Ray Roberts is rapidly approaching its normal elevation. The lake has not been at its normal level in several years. The water will be very muddy in the creeks and coves. The good news is with several feet of flooded shoreline vegetation it should make for some excellent fishing for a couple months. I expect spinnerbaits, buzz baits and frog imitations to [...]
Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report: March 22, 2015 With male bass showing up in the shallows around known spawning areas at Lake Ray Roberts this previous week, a flurry of spawning activity is not far away. Water temps are approaching 60' in the protected areas. Creeks and coves on the north side of the lake are always a few degrees warmer than the south side of the lake this time of year because of [...]
My daughter and I just spent a wonderful morning fishing with Jim Walling on Lake Ray Roberts. He is the guide with UCatchem Guide Service. Catchem is right! Jim knew exactly where to go to find the feeding white bass. We both caught well over 30 fish and kept a few to eat. Jim fileted the ones we kept. We met him at the state park at Ray Roberts and left from the boat ramp. It is a wonderful park that we camped in two years ago. It has nice campsites, a wonderful trail for hiking or biking, and a “beach” for swimming. We are not experienced fishermen, so having a guide was very helpful. He was not only knowledgeable, but very friendly and easy to talk to. He had all the equipment for us to use, as well as life jackets, and a fantastic boat. He was patient with my daughter and helped her with casting and taking the fish off the hook. Quickly she was catching fish and removing them all herself(except the catfish!) We fished for about 5 hours and the cost of $250 was well worth it.