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Lake: Lake Corpus Christi
Fish: Black Crappie

How's Lake Corpus Christi fishing.

Post By: fish4bass      Posted: 3/13/2012 10:33:33 AM     Points: 2113    
Thinking of giving the salt a break this weekend and draggin the 'yak up to the park. Just curious how folks have been doing.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 3/14/2012 6:28:05 PM     Points: 18668    
I have searched the web, and searched it and searched. I know more about Lake Corpus Christi than the law allows now - including the fact that it is also called Lake Mathes - but I haven't run across any fishing reports of any kind except for the TPWD one and it only talks about speckled trout and redfish.

From your post I take it you are looking for freshwater fishing reports - but it's like a desert out there for information on that lake.

Lloyd
 Reply by: fish4bass      Posted: 3/15/2012 9:30:15 AM     Points: 2113    
Thanks for the effort. I'll just have ta get off the ole butt and make the run myself.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 3/15/2012 9:53:37 AM     Points: 18668    
If you post a fishing report when you get back, you might become world famous as the first!
 Reply by: Mark4310      Posted: 3/26/2012 1:23:52 PM     Points: 20    
I have been here a couple times. Late december catfish were biting and several other fisher men/women had stringers with catfish and bass. I used jigs and dough baits with no luck, switched to worms and caught a couple small cats.

I was here in Febuary and crappie were starting to bite on minnows.

A couple coworkers and their family were there last weekend and caught several crappie and a few large mouths. I think total over 20 fish. They fished from the shore.

I called the state park today and the boat ramps are still closed. They have been closed since last July i believe. I went to webers access last month and launched my boat from the ramp there. Beware its very shallow. The lake was 11-12 low. Lots of trees and stumps are showing and just below the surface. Weber's launch area is open but i wouldnt take a big boat there. Its only 1.5 feet deep at the ramp. I have a aluminum 14' boat so i made it ok. Another boater had a similar boat and also made it ok. The ramp here is steep with the low water conditions and not the smoothest ramp. I have 4x4 and had no issues. However the other boater didnt not. He made it back up after 5-7 attempts and spinning tires so becareful. A handful of people were fishing the launch area and they had about 15 fish crappie and catfish.
I gonna try toget there friday and sunday. Ill try to remember to post fishing and lake conditions.

 Reply by: fish4bass      Posted: 3/26/2012 5:18:15 PM     Points: 2113    
Thank you for the update. It's most appreciated. I mostly fish the salt, but every now and then I get the urge to head inland and fish fresh water. Truly enjoy a few crappie for dinner now and then.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 3/27/2012 6:55:10 AM     Points: 18668    
Outstanding update! Thank you.
 Reply by: Mark4310      Posted: 3/31/2012 12:24:12 PM     Points: 20    
Your welcome!I was there last night until about 9:30pm. The Tackel box bait shop reported several anglers limiting out on crappie, including a stringer of 130, this is word of mouth i didnt personally see it.
I went with 3 other guys. We had minnows, cut bait, and shrimp. We caught 4-6 crappie undersized though, 3-4 small mouths, and 3-4 gar.
The people on the opposite bank caught around 15 or so that we saw in bout an hour.
They were in front of the pier in the camping area of the state park, we were farther in the cove at the pier area.
State park lady said lake is 15 feet low.
Tomorrow ill probably take my boat with me, ill try to post another update after that.
Good luck fishing everbody!
 Reply by: fish4bass      Posted: 4/2/2012 11:28:01 AM     Points: 2113    
Thank you for these updates.
 Reply by: Mark4310      Posted: 4/3/2012 2:10:38 PM     Points: 20    
Your welcome! Its the closest lake to me so makes it easy for me to get to and give updates.
Didnt make it up there last week end though. Saturday i got sick real bad. Planning on getting there this weekend. Im gonna hit the salt friday night and planning on the lake saturday/sunday. Thats the plan in my head right now anyway.
 Reply by: Mark4310      Posted: 4/30/2012 12:25:31 PM     Points: 20    
Its been a few weeks since i have been back to this lake. Last time i was there I was fishing for crappie with minnows and ended up with 3 catfish. Which was ok except i was using my lite crappie rod...lol.
I took my boat and it was rough, very windy.
The state park had several people fishing from the bank so i decided to move up the lake. I went up past the islands. Prob went close or past the middle of the lake. Beware if you try this...you will have to nav. Through thick trees in about 6-8 feet of water. I think this would be great fishing if the lake was at normal level, but at 33% capacity it seems that the fish are not interested in this maybe water temp is to high i dont have a temp gauge on my fish finder. I found a 10-12 foot deep spot and tried it and thats where i found those cats.

For those of you without a FL you can fish from the bank in the state park area with one. Its 5 bucks a person to get in the park.