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Largemouth bass are always a favorite of many anglers. Smallmouth bass can be found around rocky outcrops. The hybrid striped bass population is currently very good in the reservoir, with many keeper-sized fish ready to strike. Quality white bass are present in small numbers and can be caught using small spoons or shad imitating jigs off open water points. There are also good numbers of sizable channel and blue catfish in the 2-5 pound range with a few much bigger.
PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIESLargemouth Bass
(aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)
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(aka Striper, Rockfish, Lineside)Blue Catfish
(aka Channel Cat, Hump-back Blue)Channel Catfish
(aka Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat)Flathead Catfish
(aka Yellow Cat, Opelousa Cat, Pied Cat, Mississippi Cat, Mud Cat, Shovelhead Cat) Bass Identification Guide Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide
TIPS & TACTICS
For largemouth bass
, try fishing deep drop-offs near points in the warmer months using jigs or shad imitating lures. Smallmouth bass
can be found around rocky outcrops using crawfish-colored crankbaits and jigs. Hybrid striped bass
have been concentrating around open water points and humps and in deep water near the dam. Troll spoons or rattle traps in deep water with down-riggers or use chicken liver for bait. White bass
can be caught using small spoons or shad imitating jigs off open water points. Look for schools breaking the surface and throw topwater lures past the school and drag your lure through with a fast retrieve. For catfish
, use chicken liver, blood bait, or shad in deep coves that have feeder creeks (even if the creeks are not currently flowing).
FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE
Medina Lake has a variety of coves, rocky outcrops, and tributary creek beds.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length LimitsLAKE RECORDSCURRENT FISHING REPORTSTOCKING HISTORYLATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT
This information courtesy of The Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department.
"Lake Medina", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jul-23-2014