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#11884143 - 10/16/16 08:40 PM Fayette County and Coleto Creek
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 39
Loc: Pearland, TX
Gonna be headed to one of these lakes this weekend, not sure which one yet...

I've never fished any of these. But my dad used to fish bass tournaments years ago and won 1st place out of about 20 boats at both of these lakes. I do know from what he told me that these are both power plant lakes where the water stays 85+ degrees. What are the idea lures/structure/areas to fish these lakes for bass? I've always been told about people catching them off the hot water discharge, but I have no clue where to start. Also, is there anything to look out for as far as navigation? I'd rather bring my 225 Optimax home with the lower unit in tact smile
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#11886002 - 10/17/16 07:50 PM Re: Fayette County and Coleto Creek [Re: dk2429]
kevine80 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 215
Loc: humble texas
dont know coletto but fayette can be rags or riches
discharge is always a good place to check
probably gonna find en bunched up 15-20 ft
take the time to search !
stumps are no worse than any other lake in this part of the world

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#11888304 - 10/19/16 02:31 AM Re: Fayette County and Coleto Creek [Re: dk2429]
photofishin Offline
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Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 118
Loc: Houston, Texas
Fayette...and I guided there for almost 8 years.
A couple of baits to take with you- a Carolina rigged centipede in watermelon and this time of year, you may still catch them schooling...so chrome rattle traps work well.
Don't hesitate to run a crank bait parallel to the rocks at the dam...and in other areas of the lake, focus on subtle drops off main points of structure. The lake gets pressured a LOT so typically, although you'll find fish in the timber, the larger schools of bass will be on areas just outside...sometimes it may be a drop from 1-2 ft in 12-15 ft of water.
Don't hesitate to try top waters in the early morning. It's getting near fall...so typical back of creek areas work well.

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#11889550 - 10/19/16 04:40 PM Re: Fayette County and Coleto Creek [Re: dk2429]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3500
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Fayette for numbers os 3-5lb bass. Coleto is a better chance at catching a big fish. The Coleto plant is not always producing.

If the grass is gone on Coleto it can be tough.

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#11897152 - 10/24/16 01:14 PM Re: Fayette County and Coleto Creek [Re: dk2429]
BustaBass Offline
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Registered: 07/30/08
Posts: 13
The grass is COMPLETELY GONE. None to be found in the main lake or in either of the creek arms. Very disappointing.
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#11897169 - 10/24/16 01:20 PM Re: Fayette County and Coleto Creek [Re: photofishin]
kickingback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 807
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: photofishin
Fayette...and I guided there for almost 8 years.
A couple of baits to take with you- a Carolina rigged centipede in watermelon and this time of year, you may still catch them schooling...so chrome rattle traps work well.
Don't hesitate to run a crank bait parallel to the rocks at the dam...and in other areas of the lake, focus on subtle drops off main points of structure. The lake gets pressured a LOT so typically, although you'll find fish in the timber, the larger schools of bass will be on areas just outside...sometimes it may be a drop from 1-2 ft in 12-15 ft of water.
Don't hesitate to try top waters in the early morning. It's getting near fall...so typical back of creek areas work well.


And if you have a cast net you can catch some talapia and use for bait for the bass. They tear them up!!!!
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