Lake Houston again.

Discussion in 'TEXAS RIVERS TALK' started by gadzooks, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Fished Lake Houston Monday. Caught 9 channels between 1.5 lbs and 4 lbs. Then caught a 9 lb freshwater drum (Gasper Gou). He was a tiger, took about 5 minutes to bring him in on a medium action rod with an Abu reel, 15 lb test line. Most of the fish were caught on bream between 10 am and 3 pm. Great fun.
     
  2. Wildchilde01

    Wildchilde01 New Member

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    My girlfriend loves drum, she says they just seem to fight good for her. I've never caught a big one but she gets nice ones out of Spring creek all the time when we are down there.

    Where ya in a boat or by some chance bank fishing, lol. Can't find catfish anywhere these days.
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    I was in my kayak, small, but it gets me around. The place I put in at is a park located on Kings River Drive in Kingwood. Folks I've talked to tell me that there's good catfishing from that park, especially in the evening and early morning. Its rather shallow, runs about 2-4 ft deep in that area, but the cats come up in the shallows at night to feed on the shad and itty bitty bream. Its easy access, just go East on 1960 past Humble, keep on going past the Wal Mart, on the left, you'll see and HEB. At the next light is W. Lake Houston Parkway. Keep going down W. Lake Houston until you come to Kings River. If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far, its the light just before the bridge. The park is the second one on Kings River. No off street parking, but its okay to park on the curb, and safe. You don't need to be a Kingwood resident to use the park.

    Another possibility is to cross the Lake Houston bridge on W. Lake Houston, take the first right after the bridge, park there near the corner, and walk back below the bridge area. The water in that area runs 4-6 feet and is close to the old river channel. I've never seen anyone do it, but it would be possible to fish from the bridge, especially at night. The only problem being its a 20 ft drop in some placed from the bridge to the water.
     
  4. BassCat1

    BassCat1 New Member

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    So, what is the main catfish food staple in the Houston area? Here in upstate SC, we rely on live bream, shad or herring. cut versions of these works good as do nightcrawlers. Any other fancy or different baits out there to give consideration to?:smile2:
     
  5. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Caught ten today on live bream, shad, cut bream, heads, mid-section, etc. Also shrimp, night crawlers, and liver work for some. Since getting a cast net, my bait pretty much has been bream and shad.
     
  6. Gentleben

    Gentleben New Member

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    I use bream, chad, garliced beef heart and perch when I can get them..:crazy:
    Just before you get to the lake going east is a palce on the bank where alot of people bank fish:roll_eyes:
    Most of our fishing sat was with Mudcat Jugs, think the guys had a total of 35 blues 1 cpr'd ..
     
  7. Gentleben

    Gentleben New Member

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    Folks say Conroe is a good catfish lake but I beleieve Lake Houston is the best..
    this 2 kids love to catfish and are very good at it!!
     

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