Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 72–75 degrees; 7.23’ low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water clear; 70–73 degrees; 7.26’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, crankbaits, jigs, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits, slabs, and jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs, crankbaits, and jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, droplines, and throwlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 72–74 degrees; 8.3’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Blue catfish are fair to good on juglines with cut shad.
ATHENS Water clear, 77–83 degrees; 5.38’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shakyheads and shallow crankbaits – main lake points have been best with schooling action early. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water clear; 71–74 degrees. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and live minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 11.22’ low. Black bass are fair on light colored spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on hot dogs and prepared bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with small perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 8.69’ low. Black bass are fair to good on black/blue jigs, shakyheads with finesse worms and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are good on Humdingers and topwaters. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap. Barefoot Bay and Titus County Park are the only usable ramps.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on green spinnerbaits near the dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on shrimp, cut bait, and nightcrawlers near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 76–82 degrees; 12103’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits in shad patterns, Skinny Dipper swimbaits and Texas rigged Jackall Sasuteki Craws around main lake docks in 8–12 feet. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on cut and prepared bait.
BROWNWOOD Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 15.44’ low. Black bass are very good on Grande Bass 4” redbug and watermelon Trickster worms and Bass Hogg inline buzz frogs over brush piles. Hybrid striper are good trolling spinnerbaits and hellbenders. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 15–20 feet. Channel catfish are good on cut bait, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and worms in 5–14 feet.
BUCHANAN Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 31.05’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Skip–N–Pop topwaters, wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and crankbaits in creeks in 5–15 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Spoiler Shads near the dam in 20–35 feet early. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and Li’l Fishies in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.
CADDO Water stained; 73–85 degrees; 1.73’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and shallow crankbaits around isolated cover early. White bass are fair on slabs. Yellow bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on shad. Redfish are good on perch along the shoreline. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, and shad near the discharge. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 68–72 degrees; 9.32’ low. Black bass are fair to good on 6” purple Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs, watermelon Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and perch colored spinnerbaits along ledges of main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair trolling deep running crankbaits and jigging blade baits over humps in the lower end of the lake. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, and pumpkinseed Curb’s jigs along ledges and over rock piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 76–83 degrees; 7.23’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shakyheads and finesse jigs around docks. The topwater bite is improving. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 11.05’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water clear; 70–73 degrees; 15.26’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on live minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 3.08’ low. Black bass are fair on white crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 17.4’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 71–75 degrees; 6.04’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good on live minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 12.21’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged worms throughout the day. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait. Doctor’s Creek is the only open ramp.
FAIRFIELD Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.
FALCON Water murky; 74–78 degrees. Black bass are very good on crankbaits and jigs in 12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are very good on white and white/blue jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait upriver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
FAYETTE Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Red ear perch are good on worms in 2–8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait over baited holes.
FORK Water fairly clear; 76–82 degrees; 7.33’ low. Black bass are good on flipping jigs – concentrate on the wood cover near creek channel bends. The shallow bite is good early on topwaters and soft plastics. Squarebill crankbaits and Chatterbaits are producing around shallow timber. Bass continue to school mid day around bridges. The night bite has been good after midnight. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 72–75 degrees; 9.31’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair to good on Road Runners. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on blue/black soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and liver.
GRANBURY Water clear; 68–72 degrees; 3.16’ low. Black bass are fair on dark red/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on live bait. White bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and hot dogs.
GRANGER Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 5.13’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic worms and jigs upriver around flooded timber. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs in 5–12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 73–78 degrees; 4.80’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, finesse jigs, and topwaters along main lake points. Baitfish are concentrating at mouths of creeks and pockets. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters and Rat–L–Traps. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 71–74 degrees; 37.09’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 80–83 degrees; 3.48’ low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on Pop–Rs near grass beds and black or black/grape worms early and late. Crappie are slow. Red ear bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with perch in 13 feet.
HUBBARD CREEK 73–75 degrees; 13.98’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
JOE POOL Water clear; 76–82 degrees; 3.19’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, shallow crankbaits and smaller jigs. Baitfish are transitioning shallow. Deep brush piles are best later in day. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 4.19’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits off main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 77–83 degrees; 12.75 low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and squarebill crankbaits. The shallow bite is good early. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around bridge columns. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.
LBJ Water fairly clear; 70–73 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon topwaters, large buzzbaits, and wacky rigged pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks around brush early and late. Striped bass are fair on live bait at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 76–81 degrees; 6.59’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits, Skinny Dipper swimbaits and swim jigs along the rip rap near dam. The shallow bite is good throughout the day. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid stripers are fair on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 71–74 degrees; 3.81’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on Zara spooks and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are very good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 85.31’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 10.96’ low. No report available.
MEREDITH Water fairly clear; 70–73 degrees; 97.38’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 79–85 degrees; 0.71 low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, chatterbaits and Texas rigged worms around deeper creek channels later in the day. The shallow bite is best early in the morning with occasional schooling reported. No reports on crappie. No reports on catfish.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 73–76 degrees; 4.18’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers from the banks. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 36.7’ low. Black bass are fair to good on clear Zara Spooks early, later switching to Rat–L–Traps, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Rooster Tails and slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 13.76’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 76–82 degrees; 6.18’ low. Black bass are good early on topwaters, later switching to shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs, Sassy Shad and live shad. White bass are fair to good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
PALO DURO Water off color; 71–74 degrees; 43.52’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 72–76 degrees; 10’ low. Black bass are good on buzzbaits and Zell Pops early, later switching to Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 7.51’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on shad. White bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water fairly clear; 77–82 degrees; 5.92’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and squarebill crankbaits – also reports of Rat–L–Traps catching numbers. Topwaters are producing early around rip rap. Crappie are fair on minnows and Road Runners. White bass are excellent on humps in 17–23 feet with hybrids mixed in. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 4.68’ low. Black bass are fair on Pop Rs and Zara Puppys early, later switching to shallow running crankbaits around the edge of grass and points with rock – shallow timber is starting to hold bass as well. Crappie are very good on jigs and minnows in brush in 20–25 feet. White bass are excellent on chartreuse/white slabs bounced in 30–35 feet on deep humps and ridges. No report on catfish.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water fairly clear; 77–82 degrees; 7.80’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and squarebill crankbaits around shallow docks. White bass are fair on slabs and live shad. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 68–72 degrees; 13.28’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 10.10’ low. Black bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 83.76’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.77’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 15.05’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and chrome Tiny Traps. White bass are good on chartreuse roadrunners and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 13.31’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water fairly clear; 78–83 degrees; 6.91’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to black/blue Firewater 1/2oz jigs, Texas rigged blue fleck worms and squarebill crankbaits. Bladed jigs are producing on windier days. Crappie are fair on 1/16oz. curl tail grubs and small minnows on docks, bridge pilings and deep timber. White bass are excellent on white SSS Slabs and tailspins – schooling on points early and late. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on 4” to 6” white or shad pattern Sassy Shad in the shallows early then suspending deep during the day – drifting live bait is also producing. Catfish are excellent in deep water drifting cut bait and fresh shad.
TEXOMA Water fairly clear; 77–83 degrees; 7.35’ low. The lake is currently experiencing an outbreak of Blue–Green Algae. All contact with water by people and animals is prohibited. Boating and fishing are still permissible. Anglers and boaters, although in reduced numbers, are still visiting Lake Texoma and catching respectable stringers of fish, especially striped bass. It is recommended to clean the fish well and discard the entrails.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 11.99’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 70–73 degrees; 53.18’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon worms, chartreuse topwaters, and large buzzbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on white jigging spoons and live minnows in 30–40 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and minnows in 25–35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water fairly clear; 77–82 degrees; 6.91’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, shakyheads and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 72–75 degrees; 23.49’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and live minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 15.81’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits on main lake points. Striped bass are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows, Rat–L–Traps, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, and stinkbait, and live bait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 77–83 degrees; 2.87’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and chatterbaits along main lake points early – concentrate on deeper water later in the day with Carolina rigs on brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and prepared bait.