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Wright Patman Lake, TX
2017-08-12
Caught a fish didn't know what it was..did catch a few buffalo and a bass..great place to fish wit the family. ..we were at the dam..... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com White Rock Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. White Rock Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Texas
Latitude:
32.8367270000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
23
County:
Dallas
Longitude:
-96.7211760000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
458
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
1015
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2012-09-22
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 75
went yesterday morning on lawther drive side in front the mount vernon mansion and was catching em on cut up gizzard shad. All em weighed in over 4lbs except my biggest one which weighed a hefty 6lbs! I was throwing out as far as I could fishing about 2feet of the bottom. I caught 15 channel cat. they were hitting it pretty aggressively. I thought it was bass jumping on bait fish but it was the catfish! They were jumping out the water about 25 to 30 feet out fro m the bank. but use them cut gizzard shad and you cant go wrong I promise!
Guest
2012-09-22
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 75
went yesterday morning on lawther drive side in front the mount vernon mansion and was catching em on cut up gizzard shad. All em weighed in over 4lbs except my biggest one which weighed a hefty 6lbs! I was throwing out as far as I could fishing about 2feet of the bottom. I caught 15 channel cat. they were hitting it pretty aggressively. I thought it was bass jumping on bait fish but it was the catfish! They were jumping out the water about 25 to 30 feet out from the bank. but use them cut gizzard shad and you cant go wrong I promise!
Guest
2012-09-22
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 75
went yesterday morning on lawther drive side in front the mount vernon mansion and was catching em on cut up gizzard shad. All em weighed in over 4lbs except my biggest one which weighed a hefty 6lbs! I was throwing out as far as I could fishing about 2feet of the bottom. I caught 15 channel cat. they were hitting it pretty aggressively. I thought it was bass jumping on bait fish but it was the catfish! They were jumping out the water about 25 to 30 feet out from the bank. but use them cut gizzard shad and you cant go wrong I promise!
Guest
2012-06-03
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 79
I fished the west bank cove last week with a lot of luck. i was fishing in my new 12 foot jon boat with a friend. the biggest fish was about 3.5 pounds. we caught most of them on a chatterbait and a jig. We ended up catching 9 fish overall in about 4-5 feet of water in the reeds and grass mats. GOTTA GET THERE FOR THE MORNING BITE!!!We are in a green jon boat with stanley stickers. if you see us give us a holler!!!!
Guest
2012-04-17
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Caught a 13" largemouth while fishing between the boathouse on West Lawther and the footbridge next to the boathouse. I was using a Strike King "Burner" spinnerbait and aiming for the bulrushes on the opposite, western bank.
Guest
2012-04-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 73
I was fishing off the pier on Garland Road at about 6:45pm yesterday, and the guy next to me caught a 15 Lbs carp/buffalo. He was using dark red boilies that appeared to be store bought, but I could be wrong, but later switch over to dough balls. He was casting really far out towards the deep waters near that pier and the spillway, and was fishing 3 large rods sitting on electronic bite indicators.
Guest
2012-04-10
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 73
I caught a small (10" or less) largemouth bass off the fishing pier on Garland Road at about 6:45 p.m. last night. I had watched the barometer drop from 30.22 at 11am to 30.03 at 6pm and decided to hit the lake. I caught him on my first cast (out towards the lake) using a Bomber model 4A crankbait ("moss back craw" color scheme). I threw a few more casts with no success then switched over to crappie baits, also with no success. The guy next to me caught a 15 pound buffalo and another caught 3 crappie (2 keepers and 1 small fish).
Guest
2012-04-09
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Caught an 18" channel catfish up on White Rock Creek on Friday, April 6 at about 8 a.m. I located a ton of catfish a few hundred yards north of the Mockingbird bridge, where there are a series of fallen trees along the western bank of the creek, well before you reach the big bend.
Guest
2012-03-04
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 46
Went this morning around 6:30 on garland road side about 50 yards from the spill way and caught 16 black crappie each weighing around 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 lbs. All 16" long.I was using a chartruese/black sparklely tail road runner. I was tossing it along the bank near a bunch of tree stomps and floating weeds. They where hitting it pretty aggressive and I even missed a few that got me tangled in between the tree stomps as I was only using 4lb test spider wire mono with a ultra lite shimano reel
Guest
2012-03-04
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 46
Went this morning around 6:30 on garland road side about 50 yards from the spill way and caught 16 black crappie each weighing around 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 lbs. All 16" long.I was using a chartruese/black sparklely tail road runner. I was tossing it along the bank near a bunch of tree stomps and floating weeds. They where hitting it pretty aggressive and I even missed a few that got me tangled in between the tree stomps as I was only using 4lb test spider wire mono with a ultra lite shimano reel
White Rock Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
White Rock Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught several bass this week. On Blue Little George. This morning I caught a 4.5
lb beauty below the bridge south of the Arboretum.

Good Luck.

Bud Wilkes
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 81 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
White Rock Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
White Rock Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
White Rock Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- In the winter time the crappie school up in the creek North of the lake in huge numbers following the shad. Carey Thorn from TexasOklahomaFishingGuide.com guides there in the dead of winter and catches limits from the bank! We used him last year as guide and highly recommend him. I took my son with me who has never caught a crappie or used a spinning rod, for that matter. We left with 38 slab crappie to 16 inches. Crazy thing was, Carey was targeting them in 3 ft of water in 39 degree weather! We put on polarized glasses and could actually see them.
Other than that, use 4-6 pound mono line. Black/Chart jigs with crappie nibbles are the best thing to use there. Of course the old live minnow trick will do fine, but you will be able to cover more water with jigs is what we learned. Apparently Carey does not start to guide this creek till around Thanksgiving. He said when the water hits about 50 or below, they start the migration up the creek. The colder the better.
A rule people dont really know about this water is, you cant wade in it. Make sure you have a fishing license due to the game wardens patrol the woods waiting for poachers!
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
White Rock Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
White Rock Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I caught a good-sized channel catfish in White Rock Creek this morning, several hundred yards north of Mockingbird Lane, but well before the big bend, while fishing along a bunch of fallen timber on the west bank. I saw quite a few large catfish up there, but was trying to catch crappie.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
White Rock Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
White Rock Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
White Rock Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:55 CST

Sunset:

20:06 CST

Moon Phase:


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