Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 45–53 degrees; 7.65’ low. Black are fair on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 14.60’ low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, and Senkos. White bass are fair on crankbaits, grubs, and slabs. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits, grubs, and slabs. Catfish are fair on cheesebait and chicken livers in 40–60 feet over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines 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; 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, 48–54 degrees; 3.57’ low. Black bass are slow on watermelon shakyhead worms and black/blue football jigs around brush piles. Early morning bite is slow. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water clear; 56–60 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water fairly clear; 53–56 degrees; 9.32’ low. Black bass are good on nightcrawlers in coves. Hybrid striper are good trolling Rat–L–Traps, and on minnows and white riversides. White bass are good trolling Rat–L–Traps, and on minnows and white riversides. Crappie are good on minnows and white riversides. Channel and blue catfish are fair on doughbait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 49–54 degrees; 7.57’ low. Black bass are fair to good on black/blue jigs, shakyheads with finesse worms and lipless 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 fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad at Dead Tree Point and near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained; 49–55 degrees; 8.74’ low. Black bass are good on TN Shad Jackall Squad Minnow jerkbaits along main lake points and Jackall Flick Shake 4.8” watermelon candy worms around deeper docks. Good bite reported on Jackall ASKA 60 squarebills in TN Shad mid day along shallow points. 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; 51–55 degrees; 13.78’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Bass Hogg jigs and Persuader crankbaits over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 30.39’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged black lizards, perch colored Rattlin’ Rogues, and chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/blue Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 48–53 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs around isolated cover. Shad pattern lipless crankbaits in the same areas are effective. 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 soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps near the dam. Striped bass are fair on minnows and jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 9.84’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged watermelon Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads along break lines and ledges, and chartreuse hair jigs in 15–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white/chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are good jigging dark Blade Baits and Pirk Minnows along the main river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 48–54 degrees; 4.22’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shakyheads and black/blue finesse jigs around docks (green pumpkin soft plastics suggested). Early morning bite is slow. 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; 58–62 degrees; 12.09’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLEMAN Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 15.83’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.60’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch and stinkbait in 15–25 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in 15–25 feet.
COLORADO CITY 17.8’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 54–58 degrees; 6.61’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on minnows and silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 7.23’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged craw worms later in 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; 60–64 degrees; 26.20’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits in shallow areas. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on 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 green pumpkin and redbug Carolina rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits off deep points. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
FORK Water fairly clear; 48–55 degrees; 5.84’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue or green pumpkin flipping jigs rigged with LFT Flipper – concentrate on the wood cover near creek channel bends. Lipless crankbaits are effective as well. 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 fair on chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers.
GRANBURY Water clear; 52–56 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 3.55’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs and shad rap crankbaits. White bass are fair on small white jigs and small Rat–L–Traps upriver near the primitive boat launch. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 1.93’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon Texas rigged worms, watermelon finesse jigs, lipless crankbaits, and Jackall SquadMinnow 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 Squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 2.39’ low. Black bass to 5.5 pounds are good on watermelon seed soft plastics and chartreuse/gold spinnerbaits over brush. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs near the dam. Red ear bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on chum bait.
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 lightly stained; 48–54 degrees; 0.92’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, lipless 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; 48–53 degrees; 2.83’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and lipless crankbaits along main lake points. Isolated cover is the key. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 48–54 degrees; 5.01’ 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; 54–57 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 48–53 degrees; 1.36’ low. Black bass are slow on medium running 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; 55–59 degrees; 0.96’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good but small on spec rigs and troll tubes. White bass are fair on spec rigs and troll tubes in the north end of the lake. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on 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. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 8.47’ low. No report available.
MEREDITH 97.63’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 72–88 degrees; 0.70’ high. Black bass are good on squarebill 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; 53–57 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are good on minnows. White bass are fair on jigs and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. 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; 47–53 degrees; 3.89’ low. Black bass are good on black and blue jigs, shakyheads and lipless crankbaits. The jig bite is consistent around docks that have deeper water. 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; 52–56 degrees; 1.56’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live shad and minnows in 20–25 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water fairly clear; 47–53 degrees; 2.14’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits, lipless crankbaits and 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 lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 1.78’ low. Black bass are slow, catching a few on black/blue 1/2 oz jigs around standing timber near creek channels. Crappie are slow. White bass are fair in 35 feet of water on 1oz. slabs fished slow. No report on catfish.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 47–53 degrees; 4.31’ low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and creature baits around docks. Squarebill crankbaits are producing numbers as well. 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; 55–58 degrees; 9.12’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 53–57 degrees; 8.88’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 84.13’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.94’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 17.02’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. 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 stained; 48–53 degrees; 4.31’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Firewater 1/2oz. jigs and sun perch color chatter jigs. 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; 46–52 degrees; 1.40’ low. The Blue–Green Algae alert has been downgraded to an advisory. Bodily contact with water is no longer prohibited. It is now just discouraged. Please check http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/ prior to planning a trip to Texoma. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits and medium crankbaits along rocky points with larger rock. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. No report on catfish.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 7.79’ low. Black bass are fair on dark red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water lightly stained; 54–57 degrees; 54.01’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and perch colored crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 25–35 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad in 30–45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and cut bait. White bass are good on minnows and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 46–52 degrees; 2.97’ 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; 52–56 degrees; 5.23’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 47–52 degrees; 6.20’ 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.