Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Houston, Texas

09/20/19 Fishing Report for Lake Houston: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of
page)  
Bass, spotted, and largemouth, are being caught early and late in the day on topwater
lures. Shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits are also working early mornings around
cover. Plastic worms are working during the day 8 to 15 foot deep along dropoffs and around
cover,.Bream and sunfish is good early and late in the day on popping bugs. Crappie fishing
is slow. White bass are caught when schooling on shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits.
Strippers are caught when found schooling on topwater lures and jerkbaits.


Description of the Lake: Lake Houston is located in the south east part of Texas, at
Houston. It was formed on the West Fork of San Jacinto River. This body of water provides a
good variety of fish species for all anglers. Lake Houston is 11,800-acres, but most of the
shoreline is not accessible for fishing from the bank. That being said, there are a few areas
that do have access for shoreline fishing. Bass, crappie and bluegill are the most commonly
hit fish by anglers in the area, but the lake contains good numbers of catfish, sunfish, striped
bass, hybrid stripers, and bowfin.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Yellow Bass
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish (Shellcrackers)
Redbreast Sunfish
Hybrid Sunfish
Warmouth
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Tilapia
Bowfin

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for all kinds of bass, and hybrid stripers.
Summer:
This is a good time for all species of bass...Also good for bluegill and sunfish.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for all kinds of bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass.

Lake Level:   Lake Fork Levels

Weather: Lake Fork Weather

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers:

Crappie:





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
05/31/19 Like most all the east Texas lakes, the water levels have been high
and the water lightly stained. Bass fishing hs been good for both largemouth
and spotted bass. The fish are shallow holding near cover in 1 to 4 feet of
water. Buzz baits, and spinner baits are working good. Bluegill and
Shellcrackers are being caught regularily. Bluegill are taking popping bugs well.  
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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