I am fishing a little tournament my friends threw together for tommorrow morning.
I am in south texas (houston area)
I actuallly live on the lake we are fishing.
the lake is 80 acres it used to be a sand pit until they hit a natural spring and it filled up.
The lake is 40 feet at the deepest point.
Water clarity is about 4 feet visiblilty
it has little vegitation
the back side of the lake has alot of stumps and rocks and flooded like timber.
Some of the timber is in 5 feet of water right next to a drop off down to 20+ feet
The forage in this lake is mainly shad.
I also have a spot where its an underwater hump. The top of the hump is about 8 feet below the surface and slopes off immediatly to 26+ feet. I have dumped a ton of christmas trees on top of the hump about (20) a few years back. I have caught an 8.5lber off the hump in October,
Well, Its february and the temperatures here have been awfully warm 75 degrees or more during mid day since christmas.
Do you think the fish in the lake are in pre spawn? What should I be using and what kind of structure should i be looking for?
Normally the temperatures up until now are cold ( 40 degrees) but its been pretty warm. Only getting into the upper 50's at night.
The tournament is a 5 fish limit most total wieght wins. This lake has always produced small bass in numbers with bleeding rattle trap.
I was thinking first thing in the morning hit the flooded timber in 5 feet of water with a dark jig or plastic lizard or grub.