Aquilla Lake Fishing Report near Whitney, Texas

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Fishing Tips for Aquilla Lake

on November 25th

The shining star of Aquilla Lake is diffidently the largemouth bass which are plentiful and offer a good shot at a big one. This is achieved by a few things. First of all the Parks and Wildlife has placed an 18 inch minimum length limit on the bass so they can grow bigger and spawn more before they have to worry about kept. Second for whatever reason the fishing pressure is relatively low. Lastly the lake itself is a big part because it is almost a picture perfect bass lake as far as cover and growth. Don’t think that the bass are the only specie here worth fishing for, though. The crappies, white bass, catfish, and sunfish all give a good account of themselves. If all that interests you (how couldn’t it?) I recommend you fish here in the spring when the fishing is at its peak. At that time the bass are shallow spawning or feeding, the catfish are near the inlets feeding on all the runoff, the crappies are spawning fallen trees, inlets, and weeds that are found in protected coves, the sunfish are doing the same as the crappies, and the white bass are running up the rivers. The rest of the year the crappies move out to submerged brush piles, the old channel, and large isolated trees where they can be caught on the same baits there were caught on in the spring (jigs tipped with soft plastics or live bait, tiny spoons, tiny spinners, and live minnows). The catfish can be caught on flats, near big brush piles, and, if it rains, the inlets. The same baits you fished with in spring will still work (stinkbait, live fish, dead fish, worms, and shrimp). The same techniques will also work (drift fishing during the day and still fishing at night. For white bass try trolling spinners, spoons, Zip lures, and crankbaits over windy flats. The sunfish will be found in the same spots (maybe a little deeper) eating the same things as they were in the spring (brush piles, fallen trees, and weeds. Jigs, spinners, live bait, and soft plastics). Lastly the largemouth bass move to the really heavy cover (fallen trees, weeds, old channels) and feed on spinners, jig/pork combos, soft plastics, live bait, topwaters, and crankbaits. Remember if you are not catching fish do something different (fish deeper, shallower, faster, slower, bigger baits, small baits, ect. Good luck fishing!


Fishing Hot Spots near Aquilla Lake

  "There are also a ton of gar in this lake. Early summer they feed in the shallows in the morning...." Lake Clark

  "Deep cranks off the island drop offs and points...." Wheeler Branch

  "White bass are good on silver slabs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue..." Navarro Mills Lake

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