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Eagle Lake

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:02 PM

Yore Country Store has plenty of bait and supplies.

***New crappie regulations went into effect October 1, 2015.  The creel limit was reduced from 50 to 30 fish per angler, and all fish 11" and under must be released immediately.***


Bass fishing is good.  17.64 pounds won the bass tournament a couple of weeks ago, with a big fish of 6.42 pounds. Spinnerbaits have been working the best lately, but soft plastics around the cypress trees and in shallow areas around the piers are also productive.  Watermelon lizards or other creature baits are good this time of year.   Largemouth bass must be over 16" to keep.


EL bream

Some nice Bluegill and a couple of Black Crappie caught recently.

Bream fishing is picking up!  Some very nice Bluegill are being caught in shallow water right now. Try crickets or tightlining with redworms.


Crappie fishing has been hit-and-miss, and the fish seen in creels have spawned out.  The weather patterns have them moving in and out, but the fishermen who are finding them are having success.  Most fish have been caught in 5-6 feet of water recently.  Remember, crappie must be over 11" to keep at Eagle Lake.  Jig-fishing and trolling are both working.  Try the cypress trees across from the boat ramp and around the piers. 


Currently there are no reports on catfish, but they had been biting very well.  Try tightlining with worms, minnows, or your favorite catfish bait.

White bass

White bass fishing is starting to pick up.  The fish that have been seen are all fat and healthy, as Eagle Lake fish tend to be.  Try fishing around the mouth of Muddy Bayou with rattling crankbaits. There is no limit on these fish, but there is a 6 fish limit on hybrid striped bass and they must be over 15" to keep.


Click here for a lake depth map with fish attractor locations.


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