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Lake Lewisville crappie report

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The fishing has been absolutely outstanding lately with limits coming to the cleaning table on most trips. We are fishing submerged timber and brush piles in 16-22 FOW and absolutely hammering them. For the most part we are catching black crappie. I can’t explain it, but over the past few years we have seen the black crappie really take over on Lake Lewisville. The overall numbers of fish are increasing but the white crappie seem to be diminishing. I’m am not complaining though. If your a biologist I’d love to hear your take on it. Come book a trip whit Phills Guide Service this fall as the crappie fishing should continue to be outstanding until the first frost of the year. At that time I’ll start catching them in the creeks as well as offering my winter catfishing trips.

Tight lines and thank you to everyone who has fished with Phill’s guide Service this year. I have set a record for the number of fish caught as well as customers this year and am extremely grateful for all of it.


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Lake Lewisville and lake Ray Roberts fishing report February/March 2019

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The winter white bass bite on Lewisville and Ray Roberts has been pretty good and I have had a lot of happy customers.  We have been catching a mix of crappie and white bass on both lakes.  The deeper fish have been more consistent as of late however all of that is about to change with the spawn starting to kick off.

The crappie spawn is just now starting to kick off and Im excited to start catching them using slip bobbers in shallow water.  Without question that is my favorite technique. if you want to catch a trophy fish this is the time of year to get on the water before they spawn out,

Here are a few photos from recent outings.  Check out the tree loaded with SLAB crappie. this was in super deep water and we picked several off it.


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Lewisville white bass fishing report Jan-2019

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After a couple months of steady and cold rain we ended up with several feet of high water.  This made the fishing inconsistent for just about everything.  Just within the last week both Lakes Ray Roberts and Lewisville have settled and are at normal pool.  This is great news for fishermen because it really settles the fish and provides us consistency.  Consider that Ray Roberts is not dumping millions of gallons of water a day into Lewisville any longer.  Sweet!!!

The past week we have been out in deep water focusing on white bass.  We are catching them using a tandem set up using a method called dead sticking.  Its a lot like crappie fishing so it takes patience and quick reflexes.  Easy limits have been coming over the side of the boat and most of the fish are healthy females fattening up for the spawn.  We are using an electric thumper to make noise at the surface that attracts the fish.  It looks and sounds ridiculous but it puts fish int he boat so you won’t hear me complaining. You gotta check this thing out.  The thumper looks like a nifty high school science project…

I expect our spawn to be a little early this year considering the water temps.  We haven’t had a really cold winter, and at the moment we are seeing temps in the 50’s.

Soon I’ll start working crappie in the shallows under slip corks.  That is by far my favorite way to catch the larger females.  Many personal best crappie weights were broken on my boat last year.  I expect a lot of the same considering that this year the lake level is at full pool.


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Fall Lake Lewisville crappie fishing report

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Lately we have been finding our crappie back in the feeder creeks that annually hold lots of baitfish as the water temps start to drop.  You can catch them in a variety of ways, but my favorite is slip bobber fishing using a minnow about 3′ down.  What it does is give you something visual to look at.  Just toss it next to the timber and brush on the banks of any feeder creek on lake lewisville. This technique is ideal for fishermen with less experience.  Not to mention its something you can recreate by yourself on the bank without me afterwards.  Another good way is to get them in the deep holes and on submerged timber in the creek channels.  We are using 1/8th oz unpainted sickle hook jigs heads matched with either chartreuse and black, or chartreuse/purple jig bodies from Mr Crappie.  I prefer the joker style.

If your into cat fishing we have has some success drift fishing cut bait as well as bobber fishing them under trees where the cormorants have been roosting.  Experienced cat fishermen call this style plopping.  I haven’t done a ton of it but its pretty fun.

 

Here are some recent photos.  I’ll do my best about posting fishing reports more often.

 

 

 


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Lake lewisville crappie and hybrid striper fishing has been on fire

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We are nearing the end of the summer and reflecting back I believe it was one of the best seasons for me yet.  We have caught countless amounts of fish and had some incredible outings.  Going into the fall I expect the lake to continue to fish well and am encouraged by the size and numbers of fish that we are seeing.  I got a new Yamaha 150 put on the boat last week and it runs like a dream.  I’ll be breaking it in over the next couple of months and hope to share the boat with a few new customers.  Thanks to everyone that fished with me this year an special thanks to all the repeat business.  Here are some photos from the past 30 days.    


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May was absolutely insane..

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May 2018 was hands down the most action packed month of fishing for Phill’s Guide Service.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Thanks to everyone who came out and fished with me to make this all happen.


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April- WOW

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Lake Lewisville has been fishing about as well as you could ask lately.  The mornings have been starting out with the birds going crazy with mixed bags of sand bass and hybrids under them.  Afterwards we are moving out a little deeper using slabs and live bait to coax the hybrids to eat.  I think this year is going to be a banner year for us.   The crappie just now started spawning also.  Its been a long time coming but we are finally catching numbers of extremely large fish up shallow in some of the coves on the North end of the lake.  Come out and enjoy some time on the water with Phill’s Guide Service this summer.  Bring the kiddos!

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Cold fronts and hot fishing

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The weekend started off with a freeze warning.  Who in the world would have thought in early April we would be bundled up in our hunting clothing.  I had the pleasure of fishing with two young men and their fathers this Saturday and we had a fish in the boat before I could even get rods in everyone’s hands.  They came out and toughed out the 38 degree afternoon and loaded the boat with sand bass using slabs in 15-20 feet of water.  We caught about 60 fish and I believe we had around 30 on the cleaning table.  Plenty of filets for a fish fry.  These guys learned a lot and I hope to see them again. Hopefully next time we are wearing our swim trunks and enjoying a sunny day.


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MARCH/APRIL 2018 REPORTS

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Lake lewisville crappie and white bass fishing has been excellent lately.  Just recently the flood gates were shut off and we have been getting into a great pattern on the main lake. check out some photos from recent outings below.

 


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February Crappie fishing continues to be hot on Lake Lewisville

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Here are some recent photos from the last week.  Its been freezing outside but we are still managing heavy stringers of crappie.  The black crappie are about to start spawning.  This is y favorite time of the year to catch them, especially if your looking for trophy fish.