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Lake Waco

Posted By: mitzel2316

Lake Waco - 02/14/19 10:54 PM

Went to North Bosque figured I would get on here and share since everyone is always so hush hush. We wet as far north as we could a week ago and the water temp was 65. Ended up going yesterday and the water temp is back down to 45. Didnít get any whites but caught some largemouths. Donít think the whites are quite ready yet but any week now they should be up. Saw some balls of fry along the banks.
Posted By: jfcmoore

Re: Lake Waco - 02/17/19 01:53 PM

Same experience for me on the Middle. Water temp was 56 (my body temp must have been below 40 - froze my butt off). Caught a few for a very brief period of time and then someone threw a switch. Others I spoke with on the water had the same experience. My theory is that they are feeding but for very short periods of time, and then hunkering down waiting for it to get a little warmer.

I do this every year - jump the gun wear myself out looking for fish that are just not ready to cooperate. I end of spending more time switching baits than fishing - I'll never learn!
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 02/18/19 02:41 AM

We went to the north bosque today and no one was having any luck. We ended up catching one on a crankbait but that was all. Saw water temps from 56-61. Still not up in the river
Posted By: ronnie6684

Re: Lake Waco - 02/19/19 12:38 AM

Was on the North and Middle last Friday, caught 3.
Was on the North yesterday caught 2. They are just not ready.
Posted By: jfcmoore

Re: Lake Waco - 02/20/19 01:11 PM

I'm going to try again today, largely because the forecast is [censored] for the rest of the week until the weekend. I fish the Middle primarily since I live in McGregor. Those of you that fish the North, are you trolling? If so, are you mostly upriver from the bridge or on the lake side of the bridge.

I'll let you know what I find today.
Thanks
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 02/20/19 01:29 PM

We tried both north of the bridge and also on the lake side of the bridge. We tried trolling as well as just slow reeling and still didnít have any luck
Posted By: harvey walker

Re: Lake Waco - 02/21/19 02:00 PM


I fished passed Eichelberger bridge and down pass 184 bridge yesterday. The water is still 51 to 53 but it is clean. No I did not get a bite. We need a week of sun shine not wind and rain.
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 02/24/19 02:36 AM

I will be out at some point this week and will re-update. This should be a good warm up this week!
Posted By: ronnie6684

Re: Lake Waco - 02/24/19 07:04 PM

Did you make it out today?
Posted By: jfcmoore

Re: Lake Waco - 02/25/19 01:09 PM

I think we are finally on the beginning of the run. Went out yesterday morning and afternoon. On the Middle, water temps were between 53 and 56, depending on the time of day. Caught four in the morning and five more in the later afternoon. A couple of folks around me were catching as well. Except for one 16 inch hybrid, all my fish were smallish whites (males I'm guessing) in the 10 to 11 inch range. Enough to be fun but not enough to clean for me - they are back in the water. I trolled with a rapala mostly. The bite was very light, almost subtle like a crappie. When I had my rod in the holder I missed three fish - not able to set the hook. When I put my beer down and held the rod I only missed one. Putting my beer down is not a sustainable fishing method so I hope they get more aggressive soon.

Everything I caught was near the bottom. As you guys probably know, the Middle ranges from 7 to 20 feet deep. I caught fish from McLennan Crossing to well past the Middle/South split, almost to the first sharp turn heading back to the lake.
Heading back out today.
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 02/25/19 10:46 PM

I will also be out tomorrow and will post how I do and what they are biting on
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 02/26/19 01:16 AM

I will also be out tomorrow and will post how I do and what they are biting on
Posted By: Fooshman

Re: Lake Waco - 02/26/19 05:37 AM

Went out Sunday and caught a few.
Posted By: jfcmoore

Re: Lake Waco - 02/26/19 01:13 PM

Well, tried hard Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, and Monday morning. Caught 8 keepers on Sunday and four keepers on Monday. Water was still 52-56 degrees. I think I threw my entire tackle box at them with no clear winner. I have even tried my fly rod with sinking line to get as close to the bottom as possible. The high point was catching a very nice hybrid on very light tackle. The Middle Bosque version of deep sea fishing I guess.

I was going to go again today but decided to play golf instead. I be back out there tomorrow and Thursday morning trying to get a few before it gets cold again.
Posted By: ronnie6684

Re: Lake Waco - 02/27/19 01:25 AM

One of my fishing buddies and I went on Sunday morning
and limited out in 2-1/2 hrs.
Posted By: harvey walker

Re: Lake Waco - 02/27/19 02:13 PM

Originally Posted by ronnie6684
One of my fishing buddies and I went on Sunday morning
and limited out in 2-1/2 hrs.


witch river north or south?
Posted By: ronnie6684

Re: Lake Waco - 02/28/19 02:00 AM

Middle
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 02/28/19 03:45 AM

Went to the middle bosque today the bite was slow for most of the day everyone was catching a fish about every thirty minutes. Right at 530 it turned on just as the front was coming though we caught five in about ten mins nice sized females. Most people were using whitegrubs with ribbon tales or chrome or white rooster tails reelsed at a slow steady pace. It is def about to really turn on. We saw temps between 59-65.
Posted By: jfcmoore

Re: Lake Waco - 03/01/19 04:33 PM

Limited in 2 1/2! What were they hitting?

Had a little luck on the Middle Wednesday morning. Water temperature got up to 58 and the Whites started moving a little anyway. Caught 9 in about an hour and saw a couple of other guys catch about 20 between them. Just slow trolling with chartreuse jigs between the Middle/South split and the old bridge pilings. Also went all the way up to the golf course and saw fish moving there as well. Water is crystal clear and could see the bottom at 9+ feet. Might try my fly rod up there next week after the cold snap. There is an outside chance I will put my kayak in this afternoon and try trolling some more. Depends on how willing I am to get cold. If I go, it will probably be around 2 or 3.

Jim
Posted By: harvey walker

Re: Lake Waco - 03/01/19 05:17 PM

Was there a lot of people fishing from the bank around the bridge piles?
Posted By: jfcmoore

Re: Lake Waco - 03/03/19 01:02 PM

Not on Wednesday. Two or three at the most.
Posted By: CnTxSgt

Re: Lake Waco - 03/05/19 09:46 PM

Well, any reports out there this week? I was thinking of heading out this Thursday or Friday, but was wondering how this cold spell was going to affect it.
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/09/19 02:08 AM

We went out today it was very slow! water temperatures were between 59 and 61į caught a few on diving Rapala crank baits they were just north of the Eichelberger Bridge I think they will begin moving out tomorrow or the next day
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/09/19 02:25 AM

We went out today it was very slow! water temperatures were between 59 and 61į caught a few on diving Rapala crank baits they were just north of the Eichelberger Bridge I think they will begin moving out tomorrow or the next day
Posted By: leanin post

Re: Lake Waco - 03/09/19 04:52 PM

try a number 2 MEPPS AGLIA WITH FRENCH BLADE!
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/09/19 06:11 PM

We are going to the middle or south bosque later toda. should be on I will let yíall know
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/10/19 02:13 AM

Well we didnít make it out today had boat issues frown. if anybody went out today let us know how you did
Posted By: Robert Wilson

Re: Lake Waco - 03/10/19 04:11 PM

Spent some time on N Bosque yesterday afternoon. A couple of us collected about a dozen fish (including a few throw back males) on a slow bite. Lots of boats out. All similar reports. Not quite running hot yet. I think that little front may have slowed hem down. They should be close, but itís going to be a cool wet week.
Posted By: Phoenix 920 Pro xp

Re: Lake Waco - 03/12/19 12:38 AM

Imo not enough current in the rivers yet to have a good run
Posted By: Fooshman

Re: Lake Waco - 03/12/19 04:46 AM

We were up the north on Sunday. Caught a few whites then went chasing largemouth.

Ended up catching a decent sized manfish too. blush
Posted By: ronnie6684

Re: Lake Waco - 03/12/19 10:59 AM

Three of us limited out with 75, yesterday. It took us from 8:30 till 2.The Middle is dead, so go North. These cold fronts have the fish running late. The majority of the fish were males with a few females. The water temp was 62. This time time last year we were wearing them out.
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/16/19 06:28 PM

We are about to head out today to the middle
Bosque. I will update and let you know how it goes
Posted By: bluesea112

Re: Lake Waco - 03/18/19 09:28 AM

Mitzel, how did y'all do on the middle Bosque?
Posted By: learnin to fish

Re: Lake Waco - 03/18/19 12:41 PM

We tried the middle Bosque over the weekend. Tried it on Friday morning, only caught one. Should have stayed home as had to fight big waves to get back to the ramp. Tried yesterday evening and it was a bust. About a dozen boats up to the S/Middle split and no one was catching anything. Headed in about 5:30 and saw birds working just south of the Ridgewood marina, hit spotlock turned on the thumper and ended the evening with 45 on the clicker. We are catch and release. Iíd say give it another week or so before you try it.
Posted By: bluesea112

Re: Lake Waco - 03/19/19 12:24 AM

Thanks for the information, learnin to fish. I think I will take your advice.
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/23/19 03:16 AM

So here is an update. The run is definitely in full swing! I have heard as well as seen people limiting out in the north. We went and def had to wade through small ones but still caught a bunch of keepers I think that the bite may be better in the morning vs late evening. We were catching on anything from
A swim tail grub to a double up rig to roadrunners with white working the best of all colors. Went as far north as the small rapids tonight and it was slow compared to the people who have been limiting out just a few days ago.
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 03/25/19 01:32 AM

Great morning today on lake Waco in the north. Lots of males and females but we were out for about 3 hours and caught 35 keepers!
Posted By: ninglu86

Re: Lake Waco - 04/01/19 03:28 PM

friend went ... i almost tagged along .. they were targeting crappie and ended with a nice mix of crappie and white bass
Posted By: Catch25

Re: Lake Waco - 04/02/19 01:35 AM

Which part of Waco lake did u catch the sandies and crappie and what side u put in at
Posted By: mitzel2316

Re: Lake Waco - 04/04/19 03:59 AM

Anyone else thinking the run is slowing or has come
To an end. We went far north and the water has def dropped canít get near as far now. Saw a lot still swimming but seems like it has def changed. Any thoughts from
Others?
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