Possum Kingdom Lake Sand Bass Run

The long-awaited annual Possum Kingdom sand bass run is finally here. The early spring weather is perfect and the white bass are also leaving their winter habitat into warmer waters of the streams and creeks feeding the lake in abundance.

The Possum Lake sand bass run is particularly favored by warmer temperatures of the spring season. Around this time, the waters are teeming with a variety of fish species including crappie, sunfish, and catfish - but sand bass are abundant in the rivers, streams, and creeks around the lake.

When Does the Sand Bass Run Start?

The best time to catch sand bass, also called bar fish, streaker, silver bass, or white bass, is between February and April when lake water temperature and the weather start getting warmer after the cold winter period.

In various creeks, most notably Hubbard Creek, the bass numbers are high enough to give you a rewarding sand bass run fishing experience.

Where Do You Go to Fish the Sand Bass Run?

Although the fish are fairly abundant at this time of the year, be prepared to go a few miles up the creeks and rivers feeding into the lake to get the best results.

The sand bass also like areas teeming with submerged vegetation. You ought to choose fishing spots that are warm because they will aggregate forage which means more fish.

The fish move in large schools following a similar migration pattern so it will be quite easy for you to catch them during the Possum Kingdom lake sand bass run. Fishing can be done on the banks, especially those supported by aquatic vegetation.

Costello Island is another excellent site for fishing during the Possum Lake sand bass run. Other ideal fishing spots on the reservoir include the lower end which is littered with scenic rock cliffs and bluffs.

What Lures Should You Use for the Sand Bass Run?

There are various fish lures cleverly innovated to form good bait for catching sand bass.

Some of these include spoons, rooster tails, roadrunners, crappie jigs, white swimbaits, roboworm straight worm bait, sinking metal spoons, tube baits like the green pumpkin bait, knob tails, deep-troll plugs, and forktail plastics among others.

Live bait can also be found from chicken livers, live shiners, gizzards, threadfin, or prepared stink bait.

What Gear Should You Pack for Creek Fishing?

For an enjoyable, productive, and safe fishing trip, you will need the following items:

  • A backpack large enough to carry your gear.
  • Good quality and waterproof boots that should protect you from bites. They should also be able to move easily through muddy sections.
  • Safe drinking water.
  • A pair of pliers, a pocket knife, and a flashlight for emergencies.
  • A paracord for tying your line overhead.
  • A lure pack.
  • A fishing rod at least six feet long.
  • A couple of stringers for carrying your fish.
  • Rain gear.
  • Bug repellants and sunscreen.

The exciting white bass run season is finally here again this spring. Prepare well to have the best fishing experience possible around the scenic Possum Lake region.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 10)

GOOD. Water stained; 86 degrees; full pool. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Striper are fair to good in 30-70 feet of water. Live bait is still the most consistent way to put fish in the boat, but some can be caught using white, silver or chartreuse spoons. Sand bass are slow in 20-30 feet of water with live shad or small slabs and jigs in white, or silver. Catfish are fair on cut shad in 5-20 feet of water. Water clarity is 4-12 feet of visibility. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service. Bass are tough in 20-35 feet of water on Texas rigged worms, deep diving crankbaits, Carolina rigs, dropshots, and shaky heads. Report by JK Outdoors Bass Fishing Guide.

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