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Bass Fishing in Texas

There are a variety of location in Texas where you will find excellent Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass fishing.  The warm weather all year round make it an ideal fishing location for many anglers.

This article will highlight many of the popular bass fishing locations in Texas as well as offer some useful tips and advice for bass fishing in and around TexasTexas’s long coastline, lakes and ponds make it a very attractive location for fisherman.  Some other popular species to try and fish for while in Texas are Trout, Perch, Bluegill, Crappie, Salmon and Catfish.  So saddle up and head down to texas for som exciting Bass fishing!

Popular Bass Fishing Locations in Texas

Below are a list of lakes and ponds in Texas that are popular Bass fishing locations.

  • Lake Fork   
  • Garza-Little Elm Lake
  • Grapevine Lake  
  • Houston  Lake
  • Lake Amistad  
  • Lake O’ the Pines  
  • Lake Lavon  
  • Lewisville Lake  
  • Livingston Lake  
  • Medina Lake  
  • Meredith Lake   
  • O.H. Ivie   Lake
  • Palestine  Lake
  • Possum Kingdom Lake  
  • Ray Hubbard Lake 
  • Ray Roberts  Lake
  • Richland Chambers  Lake
  • Sabine Lake   
  • Sam Rayburn  Lake
  • Tawakoni   Lake
  • Texoma  Lake
  • Toldeo Bend  Lake
  • Travis  Lake

Bait Shops in Texas

  • Fishermans Corner
    21910 FM 306, Canyon Lake, TX
    (210) 213-2534
  • Hog Eye Bait Shop
    6510 Blue Bluff Road, Austin, TX
    (512) 926-3522 1 review
  • Red Top Bait Shop
    Highway 29, Burnet, TX
    (512) 756-4606 2 reviews
  • Big Country Bait & Grocery
    11250 West Lake Road, Abilene, TX
    (325) 676-9043 Place page
  • Fisherman’s Bait
    4601 Red Bluff Road, Austin, TX
    (512) 386-9693

General Tips and Advice for Catching Bass

Bass will hide out in areas with natural or man made cover.  Look for weed beds, tree limbs that have fallen in the water or large patches of Lilly pads.  They are an ambush predator so they will wait in these areas until they spot a meal that swims by.

Early morning or late afternoon’s produce good fishing activity while bass fishing.  Overcast days or other days with low light conditions produce good results.   A few hours before sunset through a few hours after are the hours that produce best while Bass fishing.

In general the smaller bass’s diet consists more of small insects, whereas the larger adults consume small fish, frogs, salamanders, craw fish ect.

Rooster tails or spinner baits work well in low light days.  My advice is to keep to the live bait whenever possible.   Skimming a rubber frog over a pond that is covered by Lilly pads produces excellent and exciting results.

Tight lines and good luck Bass fishing in Texas.

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