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#12530290 - 12/07/17 11:34 AM 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread
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People were posting reports all over the place last year, so I figured we'd consolidate the topic this year...help everyone find the info faster and cut down on work for the mods...

I haven't been yet, but it's about that time, especially with this cold front...it appears that the river level is even higher than last year, so it may be more of a run up river than even last year...

post up the info if you go! I'm curious to how it's going to shape up this year after a really good year last year...


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#12536001 - 12/12/17 03:27 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Good thinking
Itching to get out there too


Edited by jvela (12/12/17 03:28 PM)

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#12536134 - 12/12/17 05:41 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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I heard it was great last year. I would love to make that trip over there.
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#12547793 - 12/22/17 11:22 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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There are fish in the river from the airport down to the lake. If you know what you are doing you can pick up a limit of fish.
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#12547880 - 12/22/17 12:23 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Just new in this page. can anyone help me to find place to go for fishing and I from south Houston and looking for fresh water action.

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#12548016 - 12/22/17 02:20 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Tso-Panday]
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Originally Posted By: Tso-Panday
Just new in this page. can anyone help me to find place to go for fishing and I from south Houston and looking for fresh water action.


there's a bunch of places around Houston to get on some white bass....do a search on this forum page from the last year, looking at this time of year and into February, and you'll find plenty of places...the members on this forum are a great bunch and share lots of awesome information...
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#12549397 - 12/23/17 07:38 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Time to play my favorite YouTube video. I'll be heading down after the 1st.

My Official Retirement Video ! grin

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#12549412 - 12/23/17 07:53 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Already seeing some limits coming from the nueces.

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#12551757 - 12/26/17 08:36 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Originally Posted By: Southtxangler22
Already seeing some limits coming from the nueces.


good deal, thanks for the heads up...may try to get up there at some point this weekend and give it a shot...it's about that time...
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#12560956 - 01/02/18 09:07 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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I was foiled by my parents showing up and crashing my place over the past long weekend...and the terrible weather yesterday; I couldn't find anyone willing to get out there! LOL!

anyone else make it out or hear a report?
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#12567583 - 01/07/18 12:51 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Anyone else been? I went yesterday and went south from 59, only ended up with 7. Was marking a bunch of fish, but they just werenít biting.

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#12567728 - 01/07/18 02:32 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Limits every day coming from the nueces.

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#12569213 - 01/08/18 02:50 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Almost limited out today with minimal trolling.. caught 10 or so trolling.. then went to casting and caught several more. Trolling is def the for sure way to catch them south of 59 bridge. Saw another group with a stringer of at least 100 fish. Itís on down there for sure!

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#12570286 - 01/09/18 07:40 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Originally Posted By: Southtxangler22
Almost limited out today with minimal trolling.. caught 10 or so trolling.. then went to casting and caught several more. Trolling is def the for sure way to catch them south of 59 bridge. Saw another group with a stringer of at least 100 fish. Itís on down there for sure!


What was your ratio of male to females?
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#12570453 - 01/09/18 09:28 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Woop. That time of year again. I'm planning on going tomorrow. Will let y'all know.

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#12571188 - 01/09/18 03:36 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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My dad put in at the airport and ran upstream then downstream and only caught one. He did not go below the 59 bridge
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#12571566 - 01/09/18 07:51 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: parttime]
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Originally Posted By: Southtxangler22
Almost limited out today with minimal trolling.. caught 10 or so trolling.. then went to casting and caught several more. Trolling is def the for sure way to catch them south of 59 bridge. Saw another group with a stringer of at least 100 fish. Itís on down there for sure!


What was your ratio of male to females?


50/50 really.. several over 14Ē.

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#12573518 - 01/11/18 08:26 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Went yesterday afternoon. Didn't get on the water till 3. Launched at 59. Caught 27 between the 2 of us. Didn't keep any, but all were good size with only 2 under 12".

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#12575180 - 01/12/18 08:49 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: limp line]
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Originally Posted By: limp line
Went yesterday afternoon. Didn't get on the water till 3. Launched at 59. Caught 27 between the 2 of us. Didn't keep any, but all were good size with only 2 under 12".


thanks for the report, going to try it this weekend....any females? they have eggs?
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#12579330 - 01/15/18 08:44 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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I finally have a report! went Saturday morning, got in around 10:30am at the airport ramp...ran all the way up to the shoals were we hit them last year, and they weren't home...headed south back down the river and started trolling small rattle traps and lipped divers...extremely slow...would pick up and run, and stop and troll when we saw bait action...ended up way down by the 59 bridge, but did not go south of it...it was slow for everyone else as well...scratched out 8, decent fish....all females with eggs, about a third of the way hydrated...

guess we were a little early...or they're south still...at least we got out though and gave it a shot...
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#12579380 - 01/15/18 09:08 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Still beats working! Ha. Thanks for report. Wanted to go this week, but the forecast isn't looking to promising.

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#12579598 - 01/15/18 11:46 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Just like any pre-spawn/spawn fishing, cold fronts delay the movement too the shallows.. they might have even been shallow but a cold front will push them back towards the lake. Iíve been down south of 59 a few miles and been catching. Guides that are trolling down there are bringing in limits. Bite has been better around noon when the water warms up. Let a good warming trend show up and those fish will be up there.

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#12582342 - 01/17/18 06:55 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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A little late with the report, but we went down last Friday, put in at 59 and headed south. Started slow but picked up just as the water temp did, ended up keeping 54 and throwing back 8.
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#12582588 - 01/17/18 09:31 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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#12582614 - 01/17/18 09:44 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: parttime]
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Originally Posted By: parttime
A little late with the report, but we went down last Friday, put in at 59 and headed south. Started slow but picked up just as the water temp did, ended up keeping 54 and throwing back 8.


right in line with the other reports....thanks
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#12582617 - 01/17/18 09:46 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Originally Posted By: Southtxangler22
Just like any pre-spawn/spawn fishing, cold fronts delay the movement too the shallows.. they might have even been shallow but a cold front will push them back towards the lake. Iíve been down south of 59 a few miles and been catching. Guides that are trolling down there are bringing in limits. Bite has been better around noon when the water warms up. Let a good warming trend show up and those fish will be up there.


I think you've nailed it 100%...it's a little colder this year, which is keeping them downstream more than in past years...

come on warming trend! tired of this winter already...
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#12582975 - 01/17/18 01:19 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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It's only mid jan. Last year we were catching them up river in late March.

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#12587308 - 01/20/18 11:03 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Anyone needing help with expenses that could use a back seat hit me up plz I wouldn't mind getting out. 210-722-4109 hit me up or pm me. If ya wanna go today txt me.
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#12593222 - 01/24/18 07:14 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Went yesterday. Put in at 59. Only went down few miles. Picked up fish a dozen scattered here and there, but all over. Guys further down did better. Tpwd was there shocking. Said mainly males and didn't declare the run to be starting.

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#12593516 - 01/24/18 10:20 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Where is the boat launch at "59"? Is 59 the highway number?

Thank you

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#12593587 - 01/24/18 11:10 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: quynh]
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Yes 59 is a highway, follow it till it crosses the Nueces. The launch is there under the bridge

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#12595041 - 01/25/18 10:31 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: quynh]
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Where is the boat launch at "59"? Is 59 the highway number?

Thank you

Yes it is the highway number. You head west from 37 on 59 and when you crossover the river you'll see a place to turn back and go under the bridge, that is where the ramp is.
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#12595453 - 01/25/18 03:11 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Im thinking about putting in at the airport on monday, but it sounds like they are not up that far yet.
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#12605126 - 02/01/18 08:47 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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anyone thinking about heading out this weekend? I'm getting anxious...
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#12605355 - 02/01/18 11:12 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Put in at the airport yesterday about noon, quit at five. Headed upstream as far as we could go, fished in the two deepest holes below that. Caught twenty, mostly big females and a few big males. Smallest was 11 inches.
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#12606858 - 02/02/18 08:44 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Nerodia]
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Originally Posted By: Nerodia
Put in at the airport yesterday about noon, quit at five. Headed upstream as far as we could go, fished in the two deepest holes below that. Caught twenty, mostly big females and a few big males. Smallest was 11 inches.


sweet! thanks for the report...what shape were the females eggs in? partially hydrated?
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#12607712 - 02/02/18 03:08 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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None of the females had spawned, but look to be close.
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#12607723 - 02/02/18 03:16 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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#12625396 - 02/13/18 09:26 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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sorry, very late report...went 2-3-2018...super bowl sunday, and the kids were splashing around in the river like it was schlitterbahn again...a fair amount of fish there, but they were more interested in spawning than biting...three of us got a dozen, pretty slow...

am thinking about trying again this weekend...
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#12639363 - 02/21/18 12:18 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Anyone been lately?

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#12640930 - 02/22/18 08:45 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Matt E]
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Originally Posted By: Matt E
Anyone been lately?


yeah, sorry, went Saturday but have been away from the computer to give a report...went north to the shallows, very crowded, some people catching and some people not...scratched out 23 with maybe a dozen small male throwbacks...the game wardens say the females aren't up there yet...

same story...maybe in a few more weeks...we keep getting these fronts which I think is slowing the spawn down...
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#12641132 - 02/22/18 10:14 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Some of the females I caught last week had very mature egg sacks and were ready to drop. I would think the run is actually winding down. I also caught a lot of undersized males, which I also thought was a sign that the run has already peaked.

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#12643357 - 02/23/18 12:56 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Well I appreciate the info. Iím going to give it one last shot tomorrow, just canít decide if I should head north or south from 59.

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#12643677 - 02/23/18 04:16 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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go north approx. 4 miles to rapids. after hard right bend, up another 200 yards to next set of rapids. fish top side

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#12651092 - 02/28/18 08:42 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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thinking about going this weekend....anyone hear of any reports? hoping that the females have made it up there by now...

when you don't hear any reports, that means that either there's no fish, or the fishing is off the chain and no one wants to spoil it roflmao
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#12651628 - 02/28/18 12:31 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Originally Posted By: snookered
thinking about going this weekend....anyone hear of any reports? hoping that the females have made it up there by now...

when you don't hear any reports, that means that either there's no fish, or the fishing is off the chain and no one wants to spoil it roflmao
snookered


Same as your last report. Lots of people fishing too (for being a non weekend day)....and we had good weather and water temperatures were warm. Mixed results all around. I actually agree with killerb's assumption...the run has actually been going on for some time now......I also think we're on the tail end of it....


Edited by Nick2021 (02/28/18 12:32 PM)

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#12653988 - 03/01/18 04:48 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Nick2021]
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Originally Posted By: Nick2021
Originally Posted By: snookered
thinking about going this weekend....anyone hear of any reports? hoping that the females have made it up there by now...

when you don't hear any reports, that means that either there's no fish, or the fishing is off the chain and no one wants to spoil it roflmao
snookered


Same as your last report. Lots of people fishing too (for being a non weekend day)....and we had good weather and water temperatures were warm. Mixed results all around. I actually agree with killerb's assumption...the run has actually been going on for some time now......I also think we're on the tail end of it....


right on, thanks for the report...thinking about giving it one last shot this weekend before hanging it up for the season...

had another report from another forum along the same lines as yours; a lot of people up there during the week too...seems to me that's a lot of pressure in a concentrated area...wish I had side scan to check other parts of the river besides the places everyone and their dog knows....oh well...

good luck everyone...
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