May 11th, 2013
on Ray Roberts Lake
Weigh in: Jordan Park
Statewide Regulations Apply.
You can weigh 3 fish.
Remember your fish must be 14" or larger.
6:00 am to 3:30 pm
• Located approximately 1 mile west of Pilot Point on FM 1192
• Four-lane concrete ramp with boarding pier and parking for up to 75 vehicles
• Fee required
• Open all year
• Operated by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (940) 686-2148
TPWD Fishing Report:
Guided trips for largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie are popular on this lake. There are many good spots to fish for largemouths. White bass fishing peaks in the spring during the spawning run up tributaries, and again in the summer when bass school in the main pool off the dam. Crappie produce best in winter, and catfishing is great all summer, especially in early June when feeder creeks carry runoff.
Ray Roberts Lake has approximately 2,000 acres of standing timber, located mostly in the upper reaches of both major arms. There is rip-rap along the dam at the south end of the main pool and 2,212 acres of floating and submersed aquatic vegetation. Additional structure is provided by stream channels, flooded main-lake points, inundated pond dams, flooded rocks/boulders/stumps, and 44 inundated brush piles constructed before impoundment. Some of this structure is shown on lake maps available from the Chambers of Commerce or at most fishing tackle stores.
Tips & Tactics
Largemouth bass angling seems to peak in the spring and fall, but most trophy bass are caught in February and March. The bait of choice in cold months is a jig or jig and pig combination fished slowly around deep submerged points. In spring you might want to try a Carolina rigged worm or lizard in shallow water found on the man flats between feeder creeks in the Isle du Bois Creek arm. In early summer, try vertical jigging in the acres of standing timber. In June, big bass can be found at the base of flooded trees in 25 feet of water. In the fall try jerk baits, crank baits, and spinners. A white spinner bait in dingy water is an excellent choice.
Link to Texas Parks & Wildlife
- Ray Roberts
Hershul Smith, our Tournament Director,
would like to remind everyone:
- There will be no more bags for weigh in. It will now be conducted with the cork system. There will only be 15 available and you must have one to weigh in.
- Running lights must be on until dawn. This violation is grounds for disqualification and a State
- Stay out of: NO BOAT AREAS; 1st
time Warning; 2nd time disqualification.
- You must be at least 50' from
swim areas and cannot tie up to buoys.
- Please observe NO WAKE AREAS.
- Also, it helps to pay for the
tournament well before weigh-in.
At the meeting is ideal, but before the weigh-in starts cuts
down on the mayhem during.
- If you pre-pay for a tournament
at the meeting and find you cannot make the tournament, contact any
club officer before 8:00 PM the Friday before fishing.
- If you leave the tournament
early, either sign out at the mailbox or let someone know you are
- Weigh-in is at 3:30 PM unless
changed. Make sure the
tournament director or assistant knows you are on time, especially
if there is a line to weigh fish.
- There is a 3 fish limit, unless lake rules
demand less. Each contestant
must bring 3 fish ONLY to weigh-in.
Fish shall be in weigh-in bags or containers with sufficient
water to keep the fish in good condition until they are
released. Failure to do so
shall result in a 1 pound penalty.