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What are the best white bass fishing trips?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 19 white bass trips, and the most popular trips are Sam Rayburn Classic guided by Scott, Lake Austin Bass Fishing guided by Derek, and Half Day Bass (AM or PM) guided by JD.

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What types of white bass fishing trips are common?

Lake fishing is the most popular for white bass as well as river fishing, flats fishing, and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and trolling but bottom fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much does a white bass fishing trip cost?

for white bass prices can range anywhere from $300 to $900, but the average price for a half day for white bass is $458. The average price for a full day for white bass is $488.

When is the best month to go white bass fishing?

The most popular season for white bass fishing is winter, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

Do I need a fishing license for white bass and what are the bag limits for white bass?

See here for more information on white bass fishing licenses, white bass bag limits, and fishing season regulations for white bass. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right white bass rules and regulations.

What is a White Bass?

The white bass (Morone chrysops), also known as the silver or sand bass, is a freshwater fish found across North America. They are a silver-white to pale green, with a dark back, lighter sides and belly, and narrow, dark stripes running lengthwise along their sides, and a notched tail.

They are a respected challenge for those beginning their freshwater angling journeys, as well as experienced anglers looking to hone their craft. This bass is also the state fish of Oklahoma.

How big do White Bass get?

White bass typically grow to a length of 10 to 12 inches, and 0.5 to 2 pounds. Though, on rare occasions they can get up to 17 inches long, and over 4 pounds.

What's the biggest White Bass ever caught?

On February 13th, 2017, Blake LaFleur caught the world record white bass out of Devils Lake in North Dakota. It was 18.5 inches long and over 4 pounds. He caught it off a Northland Buckshot rattle spoon out of around 40 feet of water.

Where is the best place to catch White Bass?

White bass can be found across North America in lakes, reservoirs, and river systems. One of the best states to find them in is Texas, especially along rivers like the Red River and the Rio Grande, as well as lakes all throughout the state such as Lake Bridgeport, Lake Nacogdoches, and Lake Livingston. In fact, in Texas they are the 5th most popular fish among licensed fishermen.

They prefer water deeper than 10 feet and with an area larger than 300 acres when in a lake, and will tend to be in the upstream segment of a river. Their preferred water temperature is from 54 to 68 degrees.

When should I catch White Bass?

The best time to catch white bass is during their spawning season, which begins in March and ends in May. At this time they will move to shallower water in a lake, and faster moving water in rivers and streams. After spawning, the adult fish will move into deeper water once again, where they are tougher to fish.

How do you catch White Bass?

There are many methods of fishing for white bass. Spinners and spoons along the surface usually work the best during the spawn. Small black or white jigs, tube baits, and swim baits will also work. If fishing at night, bottom fishing with live bait is recommended.

During spawning season, you can locate them in shallow water by watching for surface activity or diving birds. Otherwise, to find them in deep water, electronics are usually needed, where you can typically find them by schools of shad.

Are White Bass good to eat? What are the best White Bass recipes?

White bass are known to have a particular taste, making them a favorite of some, and less preferred by others. The cause of this specific taste is because they have both white and red flesh, which makes the key to cooking them separating the red and white flesh, and eating it as fresh as possible instead of frozen.

White bass can be deep fried, broiled, grilled or baked. Many enjoy it with citrus and herb flavors, and also can be combined with shrimp and served with a scampi sauce.

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