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Amistad this time year? #12530848
12/08/17 01:03 AM
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Posted a while back asking on where to stay down near Amistad. Plan to get reservations this week. But before I do, can anyone tell me how well the fishing is in this lake this time of year typically? This will be my first actual time at this lake. If y'all think it would be more a waste of time then I'll head off somewhere else. Just want some input before I make reservations. Thanks!

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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12530880
12/08/17 01:32 AM
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I was down there for Thanksgiving weekend. Water temp was 63-65 and fishing was great. The day before Thanksgiving I went out in the afternoon. Clear sky's but stiff breeze, was slaying them on 10-15' grass beds with crankbaits. The day after Thanksgiving clear sky's again but no wind. Nothing on the same grass bed this time so I switched to a drop shot in creek channels that were 30-35' and between 3 of us we caught 25-30.
Now with that being said it may all be worthless with this cold front that just came through. Worst case if the bass ain't biting the white bass and striper fishing should be picking up. I'll find out Christmas time when I head down there again.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12530905
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Thanks TMD! We'll be heading down there the 18th and probably be coming home the 21st. I was just kind of worried about the fishing down there in these kind of temperatures. It's 40 degrees right now here in southeast Houston!!!


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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12532513
12/09/17 04:01 PM
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Anybody else have any input on this?


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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12532753
12/09/17 08:36 PM
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I'd just go based on the forecast. If the wind is not howling, you should be able to find fish. The lake is an experience whether you slay 'em or not. Super clear water, hydrilla in 20+ Fow, smallmouth to catch, top water bite in the middle of the day under bluebird skies is a very real possibility.......... Just different than any other lake we fish here in Texas.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12532764
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I've had good luck late December fishing the channel swings and ledges over between blackbrush a d the entrance to San Pedro. 40+ feet with a drop shot. Baitfish colored finesse worms. Probably would need water temp at 52 or below. Not sure if it's been cold enough yet.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12532807
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I'm sure this has been asked a lot but is Amistad generally safe to run, any big areas to avoid? I've never fished it but have been on the lake a few times but it's been many years ago while stationed at Laughlin AFB. I'd love to go back and visit and do some fishing.

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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: C130] #12532971
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Originally Posted By: C130
I'm sure this has been asked a lot but is Amistad generally safe to run, any big areas to avoid? I've never fished it but have been on the lake a few times but it's been many years ago while stationed at Laughlin AFB. I'd love to go back and visit and do some fishing.


You just have to take into account the lake level. Just as there are 50-100 ft cliffs above water, there are below as well. You can be in 100 fow one second and 3 feet the next.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12532981
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Just RWO in the channels and use your electronics when you get out of them with caution.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12532990
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Thanks for the info.


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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12533103
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If you run up the Rio, the hardly seeable marker bouy in front of Box Canyon might be considered pretty dangerous.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: dk2429] #12533325
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When is the bast time to catch fish there? We are thinking about going there..


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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: Joefishhunter] #12533625
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Originally Posted By: Joefishhunter
When is the bast time to catch fish there? We are thinking about going there..


About 10 years ago.

Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: grout-scout] #12533644
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Originally Posted By: Joefishhunter
When is the bast time to catch fish there? We are thinking about going there..


About 10 years ago.

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Re: Amistad this time year? [Re: grout-scout] #12534376
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
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When is the bast time to catch fish there? We are thinking about going there..


About 10 years ago.


Before BASS showed up. Same as Falcon.

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