TRAVEL BEST PLACES TO FISH By: wfn Hot Fishing Spots - Lake Ray Hubbard, TX Surrounded by one of the most densely populated metro areas, Lake Ray Hubbard does not get the nod for scenic, peaceful fishing retreats. Within a 20 minute drive of downtown Dallas, TX, and crisscrossed by several bridges and causeways, it’s no wonder why Lake Ray Hubbard abounds with recreational activity, especially during weekends and peak seasons. However, ideal habitat, an abundance of aquatic vegetation, and a solid forage base combine to create a fishery with some of the healthiest (and heaviest) fish around. Map of Lake Ray Hubbard in Texas. Largemouth bass, white crappie and catfish are a few of the top targeted species. And with plenty of open water habitat, white and hybrid striped bass remain a popular option as well. The bridges and causeways work to an angler’s advantage by creating perfect habitat for fish positioning along rip-rap and next to pilings. The multiple cut banks, creeks and channels also provide for a variety of spots to hook into a lunker. A favorite technique both early and late in the day is to keep an eye out for schooling bass near the surface. Pay attention to birds diving into the water, and that’s a sure sign baitfish and bass are nearby. Top water lures such as Tiny Torpedos and Zara Spooks are your best bet in these situations. Next time you arrive in the Lone Star State, be sure to cast a line, and check out the latest Lake Ray Hubbard fishing reports on Fishidy before heading out! Here are some tips for catching different species of fish on Lake Ray Hubbard: Largemouth bass begin their spring pattern in the East Fork Trinity River. The river provides ample cover in stumps and brush. This area is best when water is not being released from Lake Lavon. Spinnerbaits, jigging spoons and soft plastic lizards work well during this time. Hybrid striped and white bass will move into flowing creeks such as Rowlett and Muddy creeks, and East Fork Trinity River to spawn. These fish are accessible to both bank and boat anglers. Using ultralite spinning gear can provide exciting catches. Small Road Runner jigs and soft plastic crappie jigs should be cast across the current into swirling water and retrieved slowly. Rocks and riprap along the highways and shoreline will hold catfish in spring. Following the spawn, the fish will move into deeper water flats near these areas. Live shad, cut shad and commercial catfish baits are all viable options. Fishidy is your digital fishing guide with thousands of online waterway pages across the U.S. containing maps with proven Fishing Hot Spots®, local fishing reports, and advanced tools to help you catch more fish.