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Lake Tawakoni Fishing Seasons
Our number one question from clients and anglers is, “What are the best Lake Tawakoni Fishing Seasons?” My favorite answer is every month and day of the year Lake Tawakoni offers up world-class Catfish, Striper, Hybrid Striper, White Bass, Crappie, and Largemouth Bass to all annglers.
Lake Tawakoni Winter Fishing Season
Lake Tawakoni Trophy Blue Catfish Season runs from November to March. If you want a shot at a fifty-plus pound Blue Catfish on a rod and reel, book a trip with me today. My calendar fills up fast during the winter, and we suggest booking 60 days in advance if you want a weekend trip from November to March. Big Blue Catfish will come out of the shallow creek channels in the winter to the main lake’s long flats. Why do these vast Blue Catfish start to stalk the flats of Lake Tawakoni? The answer is straightforward, Gizzard Shad. To be a successful Blue Catfish angler on Lake Tawakoni, you need to locate the shad! Locate big Gizzard Shad on the flats, and you will run into Big Blue Catfish. Our knowledge of Lake Tawakoni and secret spots to net big Gizzard Shad make us the premier Guide Service.
Lake Tawakoni Spring Fishing Season
Our Spring Fishing Season on Lake Tawakoni starts March and runs through May. We will still catch some very nice Blue Catfish in March if the weather stays cold. Once the weather warms up, the shad will move to warmer water. The sun warms up the rocks, the rocks heat the water, and the shad migrate to warmth. Find the shad, and you will find Catfish on Lake Tawakoni. As the weather warms, we will start to target Channel Catfish and find a giant Blue Catfish mixed in. We are still using fresh cut shad, but we will switch to punch-bait when the East Texas weather warms. April and May welcome our two-pound Blue Catfish season. If you like to catch big numbers of two-pound catfish, book a May trip and get ready for that family fish fry.
Lake Tawakoni Summer Fishing Season
The Summer Season on Lake Tawakoni starts in June and runs through August. Yes, it gets hot on Lake Tawakoni in the summer, but the Channel Catfishing is fantastic. If you want to fill up the freezer with fresh catfish fillets, try a summer catfish trip with Guide James Evens. We will target baited spots, Flooded Timber with Cormorants, and schools of Cormorants on the water. We will cast Cork-Rigs with punch bait and put catfish limits in the cooler for your family fish fry. The action can be non-stop as we rotate to our baited holes. Once we get a quality school of Channel Catfish in a baited spot, the action results in a limit!
Lake Tawakoni Fall Fishing Season
We always welcome the fall season on Lake Tawakoni, which starts in September and runs through October. The cooler temperatures feel tremendous and make fish hungry. If we have a cold fall, the Blue Catfish will begin to search the main lake flats. Early September, we are still fishing baited spots and casting punch-bait to flooded timber, but change is in the crisp air. October, our good friends return to Lake Tawakoni. The best friend an angler can find, the Seagull. Drifting fresh-cut shad through working Seagulls will put giant catfish in the net. We also hang some very nice Striper, White Bass, and Hybrid Striper. As water temperatures fall, we will focus on Trophy Blue Catfish. A cold October will bring Blue Catfish out on the flats and to our net. The fall is a mix of Channel, Blue, and a few Flathead Catfish mixed in.