What secrets do you have for white bass fishing in Texas?

What secrets do you have for white bass fishing in Texas?

White bass are the rarest of the bass species in the United States and so are very popular when it comes to choosing bass fishing areas when people head to Texas. However, because the populations of white bass are smaller than largemouth or smallmouth bass, you have to get your technique right in order to ensure that your catch rate is as high as possible. The first element of white bass fishing is getting your timing right. You have to choose the correct time of year to fish otherwise you may well miss them. They move from the lakes in which they reside in the winter to the rivers in which they spawn in early spring. The exact movement coincides with the weather, so if the water temperature is low in March then they will move late. If it is high in February then they will move sooner. The water ha to be in the 50s before the males move and in the 60s before the females move so bear that in mind when you decide on a location. Another factor that is a little known secret is that they may travel up to 40 miles so be prepared to look along a large stretch of water. If you are fishing after April though, they will be back in the lakes. Try using a sinking line when you try to catch white bass in Texas. They seem to be attracted to baits on this kind of line, but you may want to team it with minnow movements. They go crazy for this, especially when the water temperature is higher. Their activity level will peak in May so be sure to be ready for them!


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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