Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report

2008-08-28 19:56:49
Lake Ray Roberts, Texas - Freshwater Fishing Report
Main Lake

August 28, 2008

Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Report

Lake Ray Roberts is about 6 inches below normal level and clear in most areas. Water temperature is 79 to 84 this week after the cool week of rain we had last week. Largemouth bass fishing is good and we are catching good numbers every trip. Fish are schooling in some areas and can be caught on topwaters and split shot Yum dingers in the areas they are schooling. Shakey head and carolina rigged worms will catch them also and Watermelon or junebug are the best colors to use on these rigs. Schooling fish can be small but there is plenty of slot fish in the same areas to be caught.

White bass fishing is very good now and the fish think it is October. We have had very little surface schooling this week after the cool down and the fish we are catching are in 32 to 42 feet deep on points, roads, ridges and dropoffs. Fishing mainly on the east arm of the lake from Isle du Bois State Park to Wolf Island we are catching all the sand bass on Cotton Cordell CC Spoons 3/4 oz. chrome with a Flies-By-Night fly tied 14 inches above the spoon. These fish want a vertical presentation of the bait and a lot of time the line just quits going down when you are hopping the spoon and a fish or 2 is on it. Quality is good and we are getting limits on most trips.

Have fun fishing,


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Gary on 8/27 with as nice slot fish
Gary on 8/27 with as nice slot fish

Natalie, Brad, Tracy and Austin with limits on 8/22
Natalie, Brad, Tracy and Austin with limits on 8/22

About The Author: Captain Tim Wike

Company: Reelin Ray Roberts Guide service

Area Reporting: Lake Ray Roberts

Bio: Tim is a full time licensed professional fishing guide on Lake Ray Roberts. He has been fishing all his life and for the last 35 years has been a serious bass fisherman. Having fished Lake Ray Roberts exclusively, since it opened to motor boats in 1990, he knows the lake. Prior to fishing on Lake Ray Roberts, Tim lived in East Texas spending a lot of time on Lake Palestine, Lake Athens, Cedar Creek Lake, and Lake Tyler. Fishing for largemeouth bass in the warmer months, and white bass all year round, Tim has always had an obsession with deep water structure fishing. Having spent countless hours on Lake Ray Roberts studying maps and searching the depths with electronics, he knows the the main lake structure on Lake Ray Roberts like the back of his hand. Using triangulation, he is as comfortable fishing spots in the middle of the lake as most fishermen are fishing stumps in the back of a creek. Sand Bass Fishing Largemouth Bass Fishing Rates Photos Fishing Report Testimonials Links Contact Us Your Lake Ray Roberts guide trip with Tim will be as instructional as you want it to be. You can learn a lot in one trip about electronics, GPS's and triangulation if you have the desire to. Before opening Reelin Ray Roberts Guide Service, Tim was in the grocery business. Knowing the value of good customer service, he will work hard to make your fishing trip one you will remember and leave wanting to book another trip in the future. The father of four daughters and grand father of five he enjoys teaching beginners how to catch fish introducing them to this great sport of ours. Fishing 200 days a year, Tim will know what the fish are doing. If for some reason the fishing is off he will tell you. Go to the Fishing Report page of our site to see what the fish are doing this week. Call or email Tim to book a trip or just talk fishing Lake Ray Roberts.

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