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Best Texas lake #13167018 05/26/19 01:52 PM
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Whats the best lake in Texas to go catch smallmouth? I made a trip up to Lake Murray and couldnt find any size.

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Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13167033 05/26/19 02:11 PM
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My one and only small mouth came from Texoma so Ill say Texoma.

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Texoma or Belton








Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13167106 05/26/19 04:14 PM
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Belton for sure, but let me inform you on it before you take off and go..

Last summer, I went to Belton STRICTLY for smallmouth. Never have caught one, and to this day still haven't had one in my hands.. (I missed one at Belton.. about 7:30-8 at night, crawfish rattle Trap. Got him about 5ft from the boat and he got off. Pissed off is an understatement.)

The mistake I made was going in the summer. Smallmouth like cool water.. I was up there and the water got in the upper 80s low 90s in the middle of the day. The only time I even got what I believe was a smallmouth bite (much more aggressive than a largemouth supposedly) was at night time on deep Rocky banks.

Caught plenty of largemouth, and 2 limits of white bass.. but not a single smallie. I'll be going back come next Winter


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Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13167111 05/26/19 04:24 PM
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You can go catch them in numbers at Lake Murray right now but I didnt find anything very big.

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Ive never had luck targeting them specifically on Texas lakes. My wife caught a pretty good one on Belton a few years ago, in grass, on a frog. Grapevine has some good ones too, but again I dont go looking for them, just get lucky from time to time

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I usually caught a 4 lber on trips to Texoma in the Spring and Fall.


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Pk used to turn out 4-5 pounders before the alga kill, now TPWD want stock them, saying they die easier. It's politics, squeaking wheel gets greased. fish

Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13167380 05/26/19 11:39 PM
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The only Smallies I have ever caught came out of the Sabine River. fish


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Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13167401 05/27/19 12:07 AM
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Caught a couple at Amistad...


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Fairly east to catch on Texoma. We usually pick up several just fishing for largemouth.








Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13168723 05/28/19 02:09 PM
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i have caught my only small mouth's on Amistad, have fished Belton many more times.

Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bigbass93] #13168772 05/28/19 03:14 PM
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Oh how times have changed, remember when Meredith and Whitney were the premier smallmouth lakes of Tx. Green belt up here in the panhandle had some nice ones as well. We have been catching a few smallmouth up here at Meredith but haven't seen one over 2 lbs. I have caught nice smallmouth at O.H. Ivie up around the dam in the clearer water.

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Caught several at Ivie last time there but that was before the rise.

Re: Best Texas lake [Re: Bullet20XrD] #13168963 05/28/19 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullet20XrD
Texoma or Belton

What he said,

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