Great Fishing For Crappie And Whitebass on Ray Roberts
<p>I had the pleasure to take out Matt and Gary from Mo on a half day trip on August 3rd and 4th. Matt went out with me a few weeks ago and just couldn't wait to come back. We started out targeting crappie where we caught over 200 on the 3rd fishing brush piles from 15 to 30 ft of water. The jig bite was slower than the minnow bite so we stayed with minnows most of the trip. Late in the evening they wanted to try the whitebass some, So we went over to an area that I have been seeing them on top and sure enough they were schooling good. We caught another 70 or so whitebass in just a short time using rooster tail spinners and clear torpedoes. The whitebass where schooling on a main lake point in as little as 3 to 4 ft of water.
On day 2 the 4th we pretty much repeated the day before. Again we caught alot of crappie first and the fished for whitebass late. We caught more smaller crappie but caught bigger and more whitebass. We started throwing a wht/chargrn Super size Rocky Top jig into the schooling whitebass and man they loved it. We may have reeled in a half a dozon time without a fish on.
The best fishing on Ray Roberts is yet to come as fall approaches. The fish will start a feeding frenzy to fatten up before winter. Look for the crappie and whitebass to get really fired up come Sepember and October. For booking information, contact me by email or by phone. You can also vistit my web site.
Good luck and good Fishing,
Matt and gary on day one with a nice mess of crappie with a few sandies.
Matt and Gary on day 2 with another nice mess of fish. In the 2 day total they caught somewhere around 500 fish.
About The Author: Captain Cliff Spindle
Company: Spindle Guide Service
Area Reporting: Lake Ray Roberts
Bio: I have been fishing Ray Roberts from day 1 that it opened. I specialize in crappie, bass & sandbass. I was locally born and raised here so i knew the area way before the lake was built. I have over 40 years of fishing experience.