Post by Texastroutfisher on Oct 12, 2020 9:22:29 GMT -6
My son and I will be coming up the second week of Nov, staying Wed - Fri. I was thinking about fishing below the re-reg dam on Friday morning on our way home. Has anyone fished there lately and do y'all think the water that far down will be cooled off by then?
Depends on what kind of weather we have for the next month or so. If it cools off so that we consistently see highs in the 50s and 60s then yes water temps will be fine. If temps stay in the 70s and 80s then water will still be a little warm. That being said, I think the fishing down there is less dependent on temps and more dependent on when the stocking truck shows up. There are probably some holdover browns that can hunker down through the summer down there, but for the most part, it gets too hot for the rainbows. Once they start stocking that area again for the winter it picks up but before that fishing will be tough.
I'd say it is worth a stop. I was there a couple weeks ago and there was one nice size trout in a side small pool of water, close to the river. It must have gotten into the pocket when the water was high and generating but when it returned to the normal flow, it was trapped. It's tail was in rough shape and it was a bit lethargic but I was able to net it and release it back to the main river channel. All that said, yeah worth a look. There are some nice size bluegill in this section that can be fun to catch along with the occasional bass and sand bass.
Post by golferjeff on Oct 13, 2020 10:13:33 GMT -6
Re-reg will stay warm until around Thanksgiving. Good for black bass, sunfish, and an occasional holdover trout. You might get a walleye, saugeye, or drum too. If they are generating, Zone 3 is pretty much unfishable from 1 hour after generation starts until a couple hours after it ends. If no generation, give it a shot.
Usually the feds stock this area in December and January. Mitigation fish. Nasty looking, but provide some easy fishing. And again, you just never know what you might hook down there.