The state of Texas presents some outstanding opportunities for bass fishing. An abundance of deep lakes, warm weather and an ample food supply help to produce large bass which can be well over the 10 lb. mark. Fishing for bass is enjoyed by amateurs, weekend semi pro warriors and top name tournament professionals. A bass fishing trip is often an activity of choice for many fishermen who dream of hooking a trophy class large mouth bass.
There are many excellent fishing opportunities for large mouth bass in Texas waters. With well known lakes, such as Holbrook Lake, Lake O' The Pines and Monticello Lake as well as dozens of others, there are many locations which feature trophy bass fishing all across the state of Texas. Many lakes have lodging and accommodations which also feature recreational opportunities for those who may not necessarily want to fish. A Texas bass fishing trip can be a family oriented vacation as well.
Plastic baits, such as worms and crawfish, are often popular choices especially when rigged Texas style. Texas rigging involves inserting an extra wide gap hook through the front of the bait for about 1/2-inch and out the bottom. The hook is then turned and reinserted through the body of the bait until the hook exits the opposite side. Cranks, spoons, inline spinners and spinner baits are also popular choices depending on the water conditions and weather.
Time of Year
The time of the year can have a significant impact on bass fishing in Texas. When bass are spawning in the spring of the year, bass are very active and feeding on just about anything that moves. However, in the winter months, bass tend to be more lethargic and hold in deep waters and do not move nearly as much as in warmer months. Different baits and tactics are required to catch fish depending on the season of the year.
Article Written By Keith Dooley
Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.