2013 Carhartt College Series Central Regional Amistad Reservoir - Del Rio, TX, Mar 8 - 9, 2013

Breaking down Amistad

Using BassGold data to pattern Amistad

Lake Amistad
James Overstreet
Elite Series pro Jason Williamson won the 2009 Battle on the Border at Lake Amistad with a four day total of 96 pounds, 6 ounces.

About the author

Jay Kumar

Jay Kumar

Jay Kumar is the founder of BassGold.com and produces the daily BassBlaster email. He also founded BassFan.com, was a B.A.S.S. senior writer, and co-hosted the ESPN show Loudmouth Bass with Mark Zona.

The second event of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series is coming up on Lake Amistad, Texas, March 8-9, and it should be a good one. Amistad is what BassGold.com classifies as an upland reservoir, which means it's an excellent pattern lake, and historical BassGold pattern data shows that winning and high placing limits have been caught using a variety of techniques.

In other words, there should be something for everyone at this event, but some areas and techniques definitely have produced better than others.

Before looking at an Amistad "Pattern Report" for March, bear in mind a few things:

  1. Weather always plays a role. BassGold crunches many tournament patterns over several years to provide its recommendations, so it covers most weather scenarios.
  2. This is just a quick overview of the info BassGold has, but it's still a lot of info. That's gold, and you can get more gold by applying what you know to what BassGold shows.
  3. BassGold's data is based on thousands of tournament patterns, which means it's not what should or might work, it's what definitely has worked. Have confidence in it even if it's counterintuitive. BassGold's pattern info was second-guessed several times on the Bassmaster Elite Series last year, and ended up being right every time.

Macro Factors

The Macro Factors graph below shows that bank beating hasn't been as productive as fishing deeper. Main lake offshore structure has produced the most wins and high finishes this time of year. Main lake points and creek channel structure tied for second in wins, though points are second-most-productive for high finishes.