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#12853986 - 08/05/18 02:33 AM Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish
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Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/18
Posts: 3
Hey everyone! I was directed to this site from a kind Sir that just finished a weekly Friday tournament (working mans?) on Lake Lewisville. I got to see a 10.5lb bass for the first time... that was a monster. Anyhow, I recently moved out this way and got a boat to fish/cruise the lake. I take my young kids out, hang out at Little Elm Beach, feed the fish, etc.. It's plenty of lake to keep me entertained, but I'm not having much success catching fish. I know they're out there, but I must not be doing something right, or it's just a bad luck streak. I'll either fish early mornings (6am-9am) with the kids or evenings (7pm-1am) with my dad/brothers. I've fished from land, raised areas on boat, used worms, shrimp, minnows, stink bait, blue gill, buzz baits, crank baits, ... the list goes on and on. My son and brother caught some smaller 2-3lb cats, but I've only been 1st hand witness to 3 fish caught on this lake.

I just purchased an elite 5 ti to help with finding some underwater structures, topography for raised areas, marking those trees spearing out of the water, and hopefully finding fish. I'm not really frustrated, because we still have a great time going out and relaxing, but it would be nice to catch a fish or a few when we go out, even if they aren't shattering lake records.

Maybe it's the time of the year, maybe it's the rigging, maybe it's not locating them before we anchor down, idk. Hopefully some of you can share some tips, tricks, locations, baits, etc to make these memories that much better. Hopefully, I'd like to think I'm fishing in some of these weekly tournaments in the near future and bringing in some respectable fish.

I typically drop in at Pilot Point and fish that leg of the lake. Thanks in advance for anything you throw my way

Edited by FeedingFish (08/05/18 12:47 PM)

#12853997 - 08/05/18 05:50 AM Re: Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish on the Regular [Re: FeedingFish]
Diesel Doctor Offline

Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 330
Loc: Carrollton, Texas
Right now the sand bass are surfacing late afternoon at the dam. That's the best fun for the kids.Slabs and top water prop baits.

Good luck getting advice! Most guys protect their spots. Summer is tough because of heat and boat traffic. Look deep!

Marinas are a good place to start. Wind and weather are the key.

PM me and I will try to help. I have a few spots I can give up on the North end.

Tight lines!
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#12854246 - 08/05/18 10:42 AM Re: Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish on the Regular [Re: FeedingFish]
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Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/18
Posts: 3
Thanks Diesel! I'll give the dam a shot. It's funny you say look deep, when online vids say to look at the raised spots. I get people not wanting to give up spots. I'm catch and release if that helps. I may take you up on the north end spots, but hoping there's some areas near the pilot point leg (closer). Can't wait for the elite 5 to come in, I'll start trolling around some areas looking instead of waiting. I might even build a thumper... seems like those attract the fish. Also, I'm interested in technique for finding some spots, baits to use, etc. Part of the fun is hunting for them!

Edited by FeedingFish (08/05/18 11:01 AM)

#12854960 - 08/06/18 08:10 AM Re: Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish on the Regular [Re: FeedingFish]
BMART Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 213
I recommend, hiring Phills Guide service for a day trip. Phill is an awesome guide that will teach you what to look for and how to get on them.
If it's legal ain't no way in hell it's catch and release, it's CATCH & GREASE, except ROUGH (TRASH) Fish

#12858979 - 08/09/18 01:44 PM Re: Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish on the Regular [Re: FeedingFish]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1230
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Hire a guide to take you and the kids out to learn the "lay of the land". I went out with Jackie Wiggins and not only did he put my kids on a whole mess of fish, but taught me a lot about some of the Summer, winter anf fall patterns for cats and white bass.



#12859248 - 08/09/18 05:14 PM Re: Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish [Re: FeedingFish]
jfe Offline

Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 123
Hiring a guide is good advice, but in the meantime, fish the bridge pilings on I-35. Use minnows or crappie jigs and you will catch fish. You can expect black bass, crappie, catfish and sand bass. Drop your bait within a foot or so of each piling and vary the depth about a foot at a time, starting at the bottom. If you don't catch a fish in 5 or 10 minutes, move to another piling. The Elite 5 will help you on the bridge for sure, but it's not necessary.


#12861060 - 08/11/18 12:11 PM Re: Lake Lewisville - Feeding Fish [Re: jfe]
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Green Horn

Registered: 08/04/18
Posts: 3
Thanks for the information! Going to hit up the poles today/tonight and see how it goes. The Elite 5 has some great notes/spots in it as well. Very excited to put in some way points on fish!


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