Lake Amistad Fishing Report late Spring early Summer 2013
As of April 27th 2013 the Lake was creeping up on 59 ft low and water temps in the high 60’s to low 70’s. I am hearing the water release should
subside in a few days . It really doesn’t bother me that we are at a near record low level, the lake always seems to rebound from being low. Long
term it will be good for Amistad with new vegetation growing along the banks. When the lake does rise there will be new cover for the bass to live in and cover for the bait fish to hide in.
With the water temps warming we should start to see the aquatic vegetation take off especially with the new fertile soil and silt for it to grow in. Fishing lately with some deep cranks and carolina rigs I have pulled up some new growth of hydrilla as deep as 20 ft . Also daily I have seen some green strands of hydrilla floating around the lake. It will be just a matter of time before it will be everywhere again.
The months of May and June always bring some of the best top water fishing of the year. I have had good trips and got a few good reports of a decent top water bite already. With the falling water, main and secondary points will be what I will look for. The usual Amistad top water baits will be working like Zara Spook type baits, chugging baits, and buzz baits.
Tx rigged big worms, medium to large swim baits, as well as, mid depth cranks can produce fish in the same areas this time of year.
You can even get out on some of the many main lake river ledges, points, and humps and fish Carolina rigs, football jigs, and deep cranks.
There has also been a shad spawn on the pea gravel points and banks. Look for such banks or points that have cranes standing in the water or birds diving close to the bank. There will bass in the area…
The National Park Service has opened the spur 454 ramp and has added a shuttle service to haul people up and down the Diablo East Mountain which helps a ton after a long day on the water.
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