Weekly Fishing Report
01/14/2006 - 1/20/2006

DeGray Lake

Hybrids are good. Although the fast schooling action of the fall has dwindled, there are still many being caught. Reports have come from Brushy Creek and Point Cedar areas. They are biting on spoons, shad-raps, and larger rooster tails. Some have reported vertical fishing for hybrids with spoons in 25-40 ft. near bends of creek and river channels. Bream are fair with worms and "power bait" off of points and shallow humps in 20-25 ft. of water. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs in 21-28 ft. of water brush piles and marina docks. The most successful jig colors for crappie are "red and white" and "black and green." Catfish are fair in 15-25 ft of water off of main lake points and rock piles on live bait and different types of stink bait. During the warm spell the last couple of weeks, some reports have been made on catching catfish on trotlines. Largemouth and spotted bass are good on DeGray. Many of the bass, especially Spotted Bass, gather up into schools with great concentration this time of year. If you find one, normally there will be more. Most bass are deep. Some are still being caught on the outside edge of the grass from 18-27ft. Others are positioning themselves in the bends and turns of channels. "Black and blue" jigs and lead head worms have been successful when fishing the grass. Deep diving crank baits and Rattle Traps have also been good. Fishing for open water bass in the edges of channels require more patience fishing with spoons and hair jigs, a slower kind of fishing. However, due to the mild winter we are having, reports have varied on depth.
 
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