dentdaddytx, first of all, welcome to the TFF. If you have ever done any extended amount of fishing of any kind, you should know that fishing success is not easy. A lake can be "hot" one week and dead the next. Patterns change with the seasons and the weather. It's not written in stone but most lakes are good for numbers or good for quality.
My favorite lake, Bastrop, is generally a numbers lake. The biggest fish I have ever caught there is a little over 6 pounds. If you read my last 2 posts, you'll know that I was skunked my last two trips there.
Lake Fork is pretty much considered a quality lake. I caught my biggest bass there, almost 9 pounds.
Speaking of "hot" lakes, Texas is blessed with numerous power plant lakes that generate hot water. These lakes are good for fishing in the Winter.
Where do you live? Fishing success usually means travel. Go to all of the online fishing forums and find out where and how fish are being caught.
Do you have a boat? Bank fishing is fine but it limits your ability to find fish.
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