It’s hard to find a lake in Texas that is not muddy or mostly stained. We found one and found the fish.
Squaw Creek, the power plant lake near Glen Rose, Texas is a tremendous fishery. This trip was in late January with the fish in post-spawn pattern. Fishing was a little off because of the fishing-cycle, the strange winter weather we were having and the off-color water. Not bad, but enough to affect a ‘numbers’ bite.
The early bite produced some good ones on yellow magic top-water baits. Later, buck bass did bite moving baits but the bigger females were caught flipping timber. Worms, creature baits and jigs with trailers all produced.
A good tip that worked this day – in warming water on deeper timber, try a heavier weight than you would normally use on your Texas rigged worm for a faster fall. Peg the weight. The faster falling bait produces a reaction bite. This technique put several nice chunks in the boat.
We practice catch and release.