Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 45–53 degrees; 7.65’ low. Black bass are good on finesse jigs, drop shot rigs, squarebill crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows (also jig/minnow combinations). Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 8.90’ low. Black bass are good on green Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs, jigging spoons, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good on slabs, jigging spoons, and Rat–L–Traps. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and stinkbait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines 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; 42–51 degrees; 8.33’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs, spinnerbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Blue catfish are good on live shad.
ATHENS Water clear, 50–55 degrees; 4.83’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon shakyhead worms and black/blue football jigs around brush piles. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water clear; 58–61 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water stained; 56–60 degrees; 11.88’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good trolling green Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 50–54 degrees; 8.70’ 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 and jigs. 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 Park are the only usable ramps.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are good on crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms. Striped bass are good on liver and chartreuse striper jigs. Redfish are good on shad, shrimp, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 12.19’ low. Black bass are good on TN Shad Jackall ASKA 60SR squarebills along main lake points and Jackall Flick Shake 4.8” watermelon candy worms around deeper docks (schooling reported in middle to backs of creeks). Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs (best action mid day). Channel catfish are fair on cut and prepared bait.
BROWNWOOD Water lightly stained; 54–58 degrees; 15.89’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, Grande Bass Rattle Snakes, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows, Li’l Fishies, and shad colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 32.04’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks, chartreuse Curb’s jigs, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and smoke grubs on flats. Striped bass are good on shad colored Rat–L–Traps, Spoiler Shads, and Pirk Minnows, in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on minnows and Tiny Traps in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles in 15–30 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
CADDO Water stained; 50–54 degrees; .61’ high. Black bass are good on black/blue Texas rigged creature baits around isolated cover. Shallow shad pattern crankbaits and spinnerbaits are producing numbers of fish. 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 good on perch colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are fair on live bait, crawfish, and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 58–61 degrees; 10.29’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads off secondary points. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads, Red Fins, and Pirk Minnows in the lower end of the lake. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke/red flake tubes, pumpkinseed curl tail grubs on jigheads, and pumpkin Curb’s jigs along ledges in 12–15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 50–55 degrees; 7.12’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shakyheads and black/blue finesse jigs around docks (green pumpkin soft plastics suggested). 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; 60–64 degrees; 11.75’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and pumpkinseed soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps in 10–25 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLEMAN Water clear; 59–62 degrees; 15.84’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live minnows. Crappie are good on live minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.80’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
COLORADO CITY 17.8’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 57–60 degrees; 8.17’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on live minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 49–54 degrees; 12.62’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse shallow crankbaits, chatterbaits and Texas rigged worms throughout the day. Green pumpkin soft plastics are best. 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 stained; 62–65 degrees. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and jigs. Crappie are very good on chartreuse/silver jigs. Striped bass are still in the lake in limited numbers. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, and cut bait. 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 good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms, and on topwaters over grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
FORK Water fairly clear; 48–53 degrees; 7.25’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue flipping jigs rigged with LFT Flipper – concentrate on the wood cover near creek channel bends. The shallow bite is good on shad pattern squarebill crankbaits and the deep spoon bite is good on main lake points and along creek channels. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 43–52 degrees; 9.87’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.
GRANBURY Water clear; 55–58 degrees; 5.54’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.
GRANGER Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 4.90’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 4.17’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Texas rigged worms, watermelon finesse jigs, Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits along main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 42–51 degrees; 37.63’ low. Black bass are fair Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 53–57 degrees; 3.49’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on shad colored or white crankbaits near the dam. Crappie are slow. Red ear bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK 44–51 degrees; 14.5’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, weightless flukes, finesse jigs and DT 10s. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
JOE POOL Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 2.31’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and smaller jigs – mid–day bite has been best. 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; 49–53 degrees; 4.25’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps along main lake points. Later in the day fish are holding tight to cover with some success reported on topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 49–54 degrees; 11.99’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, black/brown jigs and squarebill crankbaits. 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 clear; 57–60 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, buzzbaits, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 10–20 feet. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 15–20 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and stinkbait.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 48–53 degrees; 5.99’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running shad pattern crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits along rip rap near the dam. Larger rock along main lake points producing as well. Later in the day watermelon finesse jigs in the same areas are effective. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 58–62 degrees; 2.83’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 43–49 degrees; 85.65’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and medium and shallow running shad pattern crankbaits. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad and swimbaits. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 10.20’ low. No report available.
MEREDITH 97.63’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 72–88 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are good on white shallow crankbaits, weightless Senkos, chatterbaits and Texas rigged creature baits on shallow wood cover. Flipping jigs is producing as well. The shallow bite is best early in the morning with occasional schooling reported. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on live shiners.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 54–58 degrees; 3.70’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and shad colored spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on minnows and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 45–54 degrees; 37.94’ low. Black bass are fair to good on squarebill crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and 1/4oz. shakyheads with a 4.5” RattleSnake. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 43–51 degrees; 14.24’ low. Black bass are fair to good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 49–53 degrees; 5.78’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, white spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. The jig bite is consistent around docks. 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 44.54’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 44–54 degrees; 10.67’ low. Black bass are fair on DD 22s, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and small swimbaits. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad and 4”–5” swimbaits. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water fairly clear; 54–57 degrees; 7.59’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water fairly clear; 49–53 degrees; 5.15’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps – swim jigs are good around rip rap also. 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; 48–53 degrees; 4.47’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Larew Salt Craws flipped to standing timber near creek channels and pearl shad colored Bomber Fat A cranks worked around shallow rock on main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows in 25 feet near points. White bass are excellent on slabs in 35 feet. No report on catfish
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water fairly clear; 49–54 degrees; 7.70’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shakyheads and creature baits around docks. Squarebill crankbaits are producing numbers. 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; 57–61 degrees; 13.14’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 10.39’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
SPENCE 84.13’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.56’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 16.50’ low. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits and green spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows, stinkbait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 42–51 degrees; 13.8’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water fairly clear; 49–54 degrees; 6.83’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Firewater 1/2oz. jigs, Texas rigged blue fleck worms and squarebill crankbaits in chartreuse patterns – 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; 48–53 degrees; 4.34’ low. The lake is currently experiencing an outbreak of Blue–Green Algae. Please check http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/texoma prior to planning a trip to Texoma. All contact with water by people and animals is prohibited. Boating is allowed, but boaters are cautioned to reduce their speed because the spray caused by higher speeds can be dangerous if inhaled.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 55–59 degrees; 12.00’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and perch colored soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water lightly stained; 56–59 degrees; 54.42’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, watermelon worms, and small spinnerbaits in 20–35 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits in 22–40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water fairly clear; 49–52 degrees; 7.56’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, shakyheads and Texas rig creature baits – target any shallow cover. 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; 43–51 degrees; 23.95’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 15.60’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 50–54 degrees; 3.27’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and chatterbaits along main lake points. Football heads jigs have also been productive. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and prepared bait.