Listed below are some suggested lures that have proven most effective during the different
seasons. Though it is available to catch Quality Milpa Bass in a variety of ways throughout the
year, the following lures have worked particularly well during the seasons indicated. Contact us
shortly before your adventure to get recent updates on what has been working best.
October & early November:
Although soft plastics are effective throughout the year they will likely be your go to baits in the
fall. Large worms, especially larger Senco type baits will top the list but 10” power worms and
large lizard baits are very effective as well. Watermelon, Pumpkin, Black & Blue, Red Shad,
Tequila Sunrise and at time Chartreuse are all very good colors for this lake. Texas rigging with
3/0 to 4/0 hooks and ¼ to ½ oz. bullet weights will be most effective. Quality Milpa bass have
been taken on just about every soft plastic critter imaginable so if you have a confidence bait
that we do not mention don’t be afraid to bring it. I have even taken a fair number of bass on
jigs and tubes though crayfish are not present in the lake.
Mid - November through January:
Spinner and crank baits excel during this time. White, chartreuse, shad, and combinations of
the three are the spinner bait colors of choice. ½ & ¾ oz. will serve you well with Indiana or a
combination of willow and Colorado blades. We would suggest that you bring plenty of them
though as you will likely be fishing a good deal of submerged wood. The Rapala DT series
crankbaits in DT6 and DT10 are becoming a lake favorite this time of year. Shad, Fire Tiger, and
Baby Bass are effective colors, but at times baits with some orange on their bellies are a must.
The top water bite begins to heat up during this season as well.
February through April:
Now if you really love top water fishing this may be the best season to schedule your
adventure. There is little cloud cover this time of year so as you would expect early mornings
are the prime time for the top water bite. You can bring a few 3/8 & ½ oz white or white and
chartreuse buzz baits, but Poppers and Chuggers with white, silver, and gold bellies will work
best on the calm mornings. The Zara Spook and Torpedo style baits are very effective as well.
Rods & Line
Medium-heavy to heavy action bait cast rods spooled with 12 to 20 pound test will serve you
well. Though I'm sure you'll want to bring them all two to four rods will serve you well during
most any season on Aguamilpa.