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CURRENTLY 64°
WINDS SOUTHEAST @ 18MPH
HUMIDITY 75%
DEW POINT 55°

Amistad Reservoir

Val Verde County, TX
Val Verde County, TX
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On the Rio Grande, 12 miles northwest of Del Rio in Val Verde County
64,900 acres
LAKE SIZE
217 feet
MAX DEPTH
1119 feet
ELEVATION
FISH TO CATCH
Blue Catfish
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Amistad Reservoir.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Amistad Reservoir is dominated by rocky structure. The lake abounds in rock ledges, steep rocky drop offs and rocky points and shorelines. Additional structure is provided by isolated flooded timber, and TPWD has worked with local organizations to place a Christmas-tree fish attractor near the Governor's Landing camping area. Coordinates can be found on our fish attractor download page. Periodically, flooded terrestrial vegetation (brush) provides important fish habitat following water level increases.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Largemouth bass are the most popular and most abundant sportfish in the reservoir. Channel and blue catfish are present in good numbers with an occasional flathead showing up. Striped bass are popular and sought by anglers due to their strong fighting characteristics and their potential for trophy sizes. Frequent stockings by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department maintain the striper population because they have not successfully reproduced in this reservoir. White bass provide popular seasonal fishing during spring spawning runs. Smallmouth bass are present; anglers report better success with this species in the Devils River arm of the lake.
TIPS & TACTICS
Largemouth bass anglers are most successful during the fall, winter, and spring months. Topwater baits, buzzbaits and spinner baits work well in the early morning and late evening. Crankbaits can be effective along rocky shorelines, points and dropoffs. At midday many anglers turn to plastics such as Texas and Carolina rigged worms or grubs to effectively fish the deeper waters near vegetation or rocky structure. Catfish anglers can find channel and blue catfish throughout the lake. Stinkbait and cutbait work well for both species. Many anglers try to improve catch rates by "baiting" catfish holes with sour grain to attract the catfish. The best action for white bass is during the spring spawning runs. These occur from late January through March as whites migrate up rivers to spawn. Effective baits include rattle traps, jigging spoons and live bait such as minnows.
FISHING REPORT
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 43.87’ low. With low winds and temps in the 70's and 80's, we are having a great fall stretch of fishing. Black bass are good between 12-18 feet along the rocks and shallow among vegetation in under than 6 feet. Keep working square billed crankbait, topwater, and Carolina rigged weighted worms. White bass are fair with more surface feeding activity, along with deeper channels. Catfish are fair on shrimp, chicken livers, and stinkbait dough balls still more in the river than the main lake. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Amistad Reservoir is dominated by rocky structure. The lake abounds in rock ledges, steep rocky drop offs and rocky points and shorelines. Additional structure is provided by isolated flooded timber, and TPWD has worked with local organizations to place a Christmas-tree fish attractor near the Governor's Landing camping area. Coordinates can be found on our fish attractor download page. Periodically, flooded terrestrial vegetation (brush) provides important fish habitat following water level increases.
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