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Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com #13167869 05/27/19 02:34 PM
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Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide Report
Happy Memorial Day and please remember the falling heroes and their families that sacrificed so much for this great country. Summer isn’t here officially for a few more weeks, but this is Texas and it is hot ! This is a great time of year to chase white bass and hybrid striped bass. Not only is the temperatures hot but so is the fishing. Learn to use your electronics successfully and you can have a fantastic day, and make sure on them cloudy days you have a good pair of binoculars . I am starting my day around 6:15 am and at that time the temperatures are nice and cool, it gets hot pretty fast on the bright sunny days so do not forget to apply your sunscreen early and often. The winds has been brutal as usual for this time of year so be careful navigating. The wind plays a big part in locating white bass, as it pushes them and bait into certain areas.

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White Bass Patterns
The shad spawn is pretty much over , but you can still find schools of fish shallow early in the morning. We should have a very healthy shad and white bass population in the future , with all the rains and above normal water levels a lot of vegetation is under water and shad love that. White bass had very easy access to the creeks and rivers this year for their spawn. In the mornings there has been a little gull action when the fish are chasing bait so make sure to check the usual spots around Robertson Park, West and East side. A clue if this has been happing is the amount of bank fisherman in an area, as with long surf rods they can reach the fish also. If I do not find very much action that a way , I have been checking the usual points of interest like humps, long points and levees. This is where your ability to understand your electronics plays a big part. There is not a thermocline yet, as it is not hot enough and the fish could be anywhere in these locations from 14-31 ft. Do not be discouraged by those water depths as either work your way shallow to deep or vise versa. You usually will not mark huge schools, as most of the time you see either small “clouds” laying on the bottom or a few hooks suspended. When I mark those , I drop my trolling motor and spot lock. These fish will start coming in waves, next thing you know your graph is lit up , when the fish are no longer present on the graph just wait a few minutes and they usually return. I always tell people in easy terms , a hump is like a bowl turned upside down, they will usually work their way around it like a circular track, a point is like a ramp , they will work there way up and down it and a levee is like a highway, they usually speed their way back and forth. One more little insight , if you fish fish in one location at 25 ft …. Be sure when you check other locations look in the same water depth, usually they in the same depths at other locations also. This will change through out the day with the sun but it gives you a starting point.

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On an average, this time of year you need two set ups. The first to start your day is a tail spinner , like the humdingers or little Georges so if you find some birds working you can throw and retrieve. Dont forget if the fish are in a little deeper water, let it sink a few seconds then start reeling. The second is a slab and jig combo. I use a 3/4 oz to 1 oz slab with a crappie jig tied above it about 12-14 inches. When you locate fish on structure and if they are hugging bottom, you don’t wan to pop the slab up. I usually just do small lifts and short bounces . A lot of time the will hit it earn it falls and your line will go slack , so remember , if you let it down and it doesn’t go all the way down you have a fish. When watching my graph and I notice more hooks above the “clouds” then I will do a high lift and also tell 3-4 times up slowly then let it drop.

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I do not get the chance to do a lot of different fishing this time of year. I did have the opportunity with a regular guest to do a little crappie fishing. Crappie can be a finicky fish that sometime requires a little more patients that I am use to. I do love a challenge and we did fairly well. I focuses mostly on sunken trees in deeper water. I would locate those with my DI portion of my graph and see if crappie where present. Used a double jig set up with soft plastics. Most of the fish owe caught , would hit the jig as I let it fall, line would just go slack and you would have to quickly reel to catch up. Once the water warms up some more you should be able to locate trees that are shallower and be successful . Although I have seen many people on the highway 30 bridge catching crappie also, I like the seclusion of fishing under water timber.

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We target White Bass year round . Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population. For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.

Re: Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com [Re: Ray Hubbard Guide- J.V.] #13168235 05/27/19 11:42 PM
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Solid post and fish. Good job. thumb




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Re: Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com [Re: Ray Hubbard Guide- J.V.] #13168290 05/28/19 12:48 AM
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Good Advice, very informative, I will use some of it. or i will just follow you around on the lake, promise i wont get to close.
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Great post, John! I wish other guides were as free with intel on fishing patterns, baits and rigging and how to work the baits. Your posts help those who have their own boats and will likely never hire a guide. So, you are being a good citizen, and I'd be willing to bet that sharing this kind of info does not negatively affect your business.

Re: Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com [Re: Ray Hubbard Guide- J.V.] #13168897 05/28/19 05:17 PM
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Saturday morning the fish were solid on the sonars on the west side of Robertson. Could not stay on them when the wind started to crank. Lots of shad still spawning along the seawall at Terry park. I will be glad when this weather settles down. Boat can certainly handle the big stuff. We were on Twok on Sunday. It is just not as much fun when the bow is bouncing up and down 2'.


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Re: Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com [Re: Ray Hubbard Guide- J.V.] #13169443 05/29/19 03:06 AM
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Great detailed report and pics Twin brother thumb

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Agreed Dennis

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Great report! Good man for sharing the information.


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Great report John and informative. If y’all want to catch a lot of fish John is your man.



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Re: Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com [Re: Ray Hubbard Guide- J.V.] #13187388 06/16/19 03:18 PM
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Lake Ray Hubbard June fishing can be a tricky month at times.Some mornings you have to wear a hoodie and some mornings you are sweating. When you have a pattern figured out, just like that it can change. One morning you have schooling fish , the next you don’t. It is a transition month for sure on the lake for white bass fishing. Summer , although officially starts in a week or so , is not quite here yet, with the few cold fronts and much not needed rains has kept the temperature of the lake in the high 70’s to barely 80. The mid morning boat traffic would tell you summer is here though, as it gets crowded pretty quick with pleasure boaters. If you are the type of person that loves a challenge on some days, this is your time to shine. On other days it seems like you do no wrong as every nook and cranny you check is loaded with fish. The old saying of tell me where you caught fish today so I won’t fish there tomorrow holds true for June.

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White Bass Patterns
The shad fry are all of the lake and it looks like a good shad spawn happened. Although the good summer time pattern hasn’t started yet, I would still recommend to check the flats out early mornings as I have found multiple times schooling fish. The problem is which flats ? Well , that is the gamble you have to take. Robertson Park is always my first bet, something about a huge flat, multiple water depths , creek channels and levees running in front of it that always seems to produce fish. Here is the best fishing tip I can give you about flats fishing. When approaching the flat while in deep water, get upwind and drift across it. People that drive their boat around in circles looking in 5 ft water does nothing but scatter fish. Put you trolling motor down while you drift, as if you see them come up, head that way. In June it is very common for the blue herons to show you schooling fish. The tend to hoover over the , making a crash landing to fill their bellies up with shad that the white bass are pushing from below. Now comes the tricky part. If no schooling occurs , then what to do. You bury your nose in those electronics and g on a hunting mission. Please be sure to look in front also so you do not run over someone. What I look for while moving are tiny signatures when coming up a hump or checking a point. They will be suspended with a few on bottom. When you stop and sit on that spot a lot of times the graph will blow up or you notice how fast they keep moving. June is a gas burning month has I will have to check multiple spots through out the day to find what am looking for. I will fish white bass in 10-28 ft of water, I know that doesn’t narrow down depths, but that is the way it is this time of year.

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With all the shad fry in the lake , you need to have a rooster tail or mepps tied on at all times while looking for schooling white bass. They do not usually want a big swim bait but I will still have one to start, but if you notice they are not hitting it then downsize. I also will have a tiny torpedo tied on if I only have a couple of people on the boat. Its too dangerous with 3-4 people with all those hooks. I am still using 3/4 oz slabs with a jig above sometimes . Lure presentation is always key with suspended fish. Drop that slab to the bottom and raise it high slowly as the fish are not usually right on bottom, you can also from a slab and reel slowly up about 5-6 turns. If you notice fish suspended out from humps or points and moving, this is why trolling can flat out put fish in the box. I use the jet diver with release and a pet spoon . I also have counter reels so I know how deep I am running, if you do not have that , then experiment with your set up to figure out the depth by count turns on your reel.

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We target White Bass year round . Lake Ray Hubbard has a great white bass and hybrid Striper population. For more information on Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Guide, follow this link.

Re: Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing Reports: www.jvguideservice.com [Re: Ray Hubbard Guide- J.V.] #13187658 06/16/19 09:35 PM
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Great post and thanks for sharing. Love seeing the young ones fishing. thumb




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I do not fish where you guide any more but if I did you would be my guide. Thank you for shareing you info to those who are trying to get better.

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Great stuff JV. Love seeing all the pics of kids with fish. Way to keep on the fish no matter what!

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The smiles on all those kids faces says it all! Great post JV!!!

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Great Report. Ray Hubbard is where I fish, and this really was a great report. Thanks a bunch! ! !

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