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#12698765 - 04/01/18 08:25 PM Medina lake
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Registered: 03/02/09
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Loc: South East Texas
Going to Medina lake in NW San Antonio next weekend for a bachelor party. Anyone ever fished it? If so, what do you recommend? Thanks for the input.
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#12698774 - 04/01/18 08:35 PM Re: Medina lake [Re: DoubleD Lures]
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Registered: 11/16/17
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Medina is full of small (12-18") bass that are typically eager to bite. My best success has been soft plastics, texas rig, drop shot, ned rig, etc. in watermelon or motor oil colors fished about 6-12 feet. Try to find ledges or cliffs in the main lake and cast up against the wall and let if fall. Next best is the brush in creeks in say 10-12 feet of water. Have also had luck on square bills. In case you are not familiar, the lake is clear, rocky with very little grass. Expect numbers but not size. Best of luck.

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#12698780 - 04/01/18 08:41 PM Re: Medina lake [Re: DoubleD Lures]
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
There isn't a huge population of large fish, but what is there is usually hungry and willing to put up a good fight. It is pretty easy to have 50+ fish days on a shaky head zoom trick worm or drop shot fluke.
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#12698785 - 04/01/18 08:44 PM Re: Medina lake [Re: DoubleD Lures]
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Only thing I can get them to bite is on soft plastics, color, shape or size doesn’t seem to matter.

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#12699088 - 04/02/18 07:16 AM Re: Medina lake [Re: DoubleD Lures]
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Registered: 05/09/07
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Loc: Zapata, TX
Fished Medina on Friday.. North Wind.. Full Moon.. Almost..

Fish did not bite well till about 11:00 am.. But mid-day the bite turned on..

Throw a W/M Red Trick Worm and spike the tail chart.. Light weight..

We caught a few on flats with trees and stickups.. But did a lot better on chunk rock slopes with a 45 degree angle or more.. And little jut out of rock mostly had fish on it..

We had to be off the water by 1:00 but caught about 20 -25 fish.. One Keeper..
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#12699108 - 04/02/18 07:32 AM Re: Medina lake [Re: DoubleD Lures]
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Registered: 03/13/12
Posts: 1106
Loc: Castroville Texas
Pretty much what has been mentioned will work on Medina. Yes you catch a lot of little fish. There are some really big fish swimming in this lake as well. Just very few. I have fished this lake for years. I have never understood why the majority of the bass stay at the 12 to 13 inch length. The bass we are catching now were stocked over 3 years ago. That stocking to survival rate was high because it had limited fish in it once the lake was about dry. There was some fish left and some good ones but if I were guessing, I am saying the survival rate had to be around 70%, that is why we have the numbers we do. I just don't know if it is the alkaline in the water or what but even before it basically dried up, Medina was known for the 13" fish. It would be interesting for TP&W biologist to do a study and see why this lake produces this type of small fish even if they are 100% Florida's. On a side note, there is some really big Crappie in the lake as well.
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#12699171 - 04/02/18 08:12 AM Re: Medina lake [Re: DHolding]
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Originally Posted By: DHolding
Pretty much what has been mentioned will work on Medina. Yes you catch a lot of little fish. There are some really big fish swimming in this lake as well. Just very few. I have fished this lake for years. I have never understood why the majority of the bass stay at the 12 to 13 inch length. The bass we are catching now were stocked over 3 years ago. That stocking to survival rate was high because it had limited fish in it once the lake was about dry. There was some fish left and some good ones but if I were guessing, I am saying the survival rate had to be around 70%, that is why we have the numbers we do. I just don't know if it is the alkaline in the water or what but even before it basically dried up, Medina was known for the 13" fish. It would be interesting for TP&W biologist to do a study and see why this lake produces this type of small fish even if they are 100% Florida's. On a side note, there is some really big Crappie in the lake as well.



You fish it more than me, do you think a lack of forage could be an issue? I hardly ever see baitfish swimming around, I do graph a few baitballs on occasions; but doesn’t seem to be a very healthy eco system there.

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#12699335 - 04/02/18 09:28 AM Re: Medina lake [Re: DoubleD Lures]
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Registered: 03/13/12
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Loc: Castroville Texas
Scout, you would think that may be part of the issue and it may be, you would think though that if that was the case you would see a lot of fish with 4 pound heads and 2 pound body’s, all the fish I catch there have been very healthy, I think it has a good forage population. I have seen a lot of big gizzard shad this year as well.
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#12699489 - 04/02/18 10:48 AM Re: Medina lake [Re: DHolding]
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Registered: 08/07/17
Posts: 152
Loc: South Central, TX
Originally Posted By: DHolding
Pretty much what has been mentioned will work on Medina. Yes you catch a lot of little fish. There are some really big fish swimming in this lake as well. Just very few. I have fished this lake for years. I have never understood why the majority of the bass stay at the 12 to 13 inch length. The bass we are catching now were stocked over 3 years ago. That stocking to survival rate was high because it had limited fish in it once the lake was about dry. There was some fish left and some good ones but if I were guessing, I am saying the survival rate had to be around 70%, that is why we have the numbers we do. I just don't know if it is the alkaline in the water or what but even before it basically dried up, Medina was known for the 13" fish. It would be interesting for TP&W biologist to do a study and see why this lake produces this type of small fish even if they are 100% Florida's. On a side note, there is some really big Crappie in the lake as well.


I'm glad to know I'm not the only one scratching my head over this. I've only started fishing the lake last year but wondered myself why the stocked fish are not 2-3 lbs as they would be by now anywhere else. You are right though about some big ones if you can find em, I caught a 5 and a 7 last spring out there and I think most people fish that lake too shallow. I haven't been back in a while because while I love catching fish, catching 40 12 inch fish does get a little old after a while...

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