Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing

Published: May 10, 2024

Updated: May 10, 2024

Brandon Sargent
Brandon Sargent
Most thrilling charter in Texas - Best Time Ever!
Forney, TX
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Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing

Published: May 10, 2024

Updated: May 10, 2024

Brandon Sargent
Brandon Sargent
Forney, TX
  • Most thrilling charter in Texas - Best Time Ever!

A Guide to Lake Ray Hubbard Fishing


Nestled just east of Dallas, Texas, Lake Ray Hubbard is a shimmering gem for anglers seeking a diverse array of fish species and record-breaking catches. Spanning over 22,000 acres, this reservoir offers a wealth of opportunities for both novice and seasoned fishermen alike. Whether you're chasing trophy bass or craving the thrill of reeling in a monster catfish, Lake Ray Hubbard promises an unforgettable fishing experience.


More About The Fish Species In Lake Ray Hubbard

Lake Ray Hubbard boasts a rich ecosystem teeming with various fish species, making it a haven for anglers of all persuasions. Among the most sought-after species are:

  1. Largemouth Bass: Renowned for its trophy-sized largemouth bass, Lake Ray Hubbard is a paradise for bass enthusiasts. Anglers can target these trophy fish year-round, especially with some of the warm water releases found in the lake.
  2. White Bass: Known for their spirited fights and abundant numbers, white bass are a common catch in Lake Ray Hubbard. Springtime brings the annual white bass run, drawing anglers eager to reel in these fish by the dozen.
  3. Crappie: Crappie fishing is a beloved pastime on Lake Ray Hubbard, especially during the winter months when these panfish gather in schools around submerged brush piles and other structure. Anglers armed with jigs and minnows can enjoy non-stop action targeting both white and black crappie.
  4. Catfish: Whether it's channel catfish, blue catfish, or flathead catfish, Lake Ray Hubbard offers ample opportunities for catfish anglers.


Record-Breaking Catches

Lake Ray Hubbard has earned its reputation as a hotspot for record-breaking catches, with numerous anglers landing impressive specimens over the years. Some notable catches include:

  • Largemouth Bass: The current lake record for largemouth bass stands at 14.10 caught in 2002 a testament to the trophy potential of these waters.
  • White Bass: Anglers regularly reel in white bass weighing over 3 pounds during the peak of the spring run, with occasional behemoths tipping the scales at 4.37 pounds or more.
  • Crappie: While not officially recognized, crappie exceeding 3 pounds are not uncommon on Lake Ray Hubbard, providing thrilling battles for anglers targeting these tasty panfish.
  • Catfish: Channel catfish exceeding 20 pounds and blue catfish topping 50 pounds have been landed from the depths of Lake Ray Hubbard, showcasing the impressive size and strength of its catfish population.


Tips for Success When Fishing Lake Ray Hubbard

For anglers looking to maximize their success on Lake Ray Hubbard, consider the following tips:

  • Research: Familiarize yourself with the lake's topography, submerged structures, and seasonal patterns to pinpoint the best fishing spots for your target species.
  • Techniques: Experiment with a variety of fishing techniques, including casting, trolling, jigging, and bottom fishing, to determine what works best for the conditions and species you're targeting.
  • Bait Selection: Tailor your bait selection to the preferences of your target species
  • Stay Versatile: Be prepared to adapt to changing conditions and adjust your tactics accordingly. What works one day may not produce results the next, so stay flexible and open to trying new approaches.
  • Consider hiring a guide who has extensive experience fishing these waters

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