Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 45–53 degrees; 7.65’ low. Black are fair on Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 52–58 degrees; 16.78’ low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, soft plastics, and jigs. White bass are fair on crankbaits, jigging spoons, and slabs. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits, jigging spoons, and slabs. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines 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; 3.12’ 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; 54–58 degrees. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 53–56 degrees; 5.85’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good on minnows and blue tube jigs in Mother Neff State Park. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night in 25–30 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 51–56 degrees; 6.84’ 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 good on dark soft plastic worms near the jetty and dam. Striped bass are fair on minnows and shad. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and cut bait near the discharge. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait in 15–50 feet.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained; 51–55 degrees; 8.59’ 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; 11.63’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Bass Hog jigs, black/chartreuse soft plastics, and perch colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and shad colored crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 27.96’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed jigs, watermelon jerkbaits, and Carolina rigged JDC lizards along break lines in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are good trolling watermelon/chartreuse Curb’s striper jigs and perch colored crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows in creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12–20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 50–55 degrees; 1.67’ 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 good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits in reed beds. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 9.47’ low. Black bass are fair on white/chartreuse Curb’s jigs, jerkbaits, and pumpkinseed Texas rigged worms in 20–30 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and on slabs along the main river channel. Smallmouth bass are fair on chartreuse curl tail grubs and JDC watermelon tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 51–56 degrees; 2.92’ 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; 57–61 degrees; 12.30’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and small Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLEMAN Water clear; 53–57 degrees; 15.67’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on perch colored striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 2.32’ low. Black bass are fair on green spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 17.8’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 54–58 degrees; 4.44’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live minnows, and shrimp.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 50–55 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, Tira, and South Sulphur ramps are all open.
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; 58–62 degrees; 23.13’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good 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 red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, minnows, and stinkbait.
FORK Water fairly clear; 50–55 degrees; 5.49’ 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. Bladed jigs with LFT Live Magic Shad trailers. 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 watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, hot dogs, and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water clear; 52–56 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass are very good on chartreuse/red soft plastics and spinnerbaits over grass. Striped bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 1.42’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and Rat–L–Traps in the river channel. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs near Dickerson’s. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver at night. Blue catfish are fair on prepared bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 50–54 degrees; 0.54’ 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; 42–54 degrees; 37.63’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs, Texas rigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on live and minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 1.70’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are very good on watermelon red Brush Hogs around points, boat houses, and docks in 7 feet. 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 shakyheads with 7” worms, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 51–56 degrees; 1.38’ 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; 51–55 degrees; 2.77’ 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; 50–55 degrees; 4.52’ 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; 53–57 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and perch colored Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair jigging white Curb’s jigs and Pirk Minnows off points. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 50–55 degrees; 0.83’ 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; 0.71’ high. Black bass are very good on chartreuse crankbaits, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, slabs, and jigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on spec rigs and troll tubes. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 44–53 degrees; 85.65’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and slow–rolled spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 6.75’ low. No report available.
MEREDITH 97.63’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 74–88 degrees; 0.13’ 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; 1.69’ high. Black bass are fair on minnows and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 45–54 degrees; 37.94’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, jigs and spoons. 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 Texas rigs, chatterbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 51–56 degrees; 3.01’ low. Black bass are good on black and blue jigs, shakyheads and Chatterbaits. The jig bite is consistent around docks that have deeper water as well as isolated cover along points. 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 jigs, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. 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. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water fairly clear; 51–55 degrees; 3.18’ high. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water fairly clear; 50–55 degrees; 1.84’ 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; 50–55 degrees; 1.94’ low. Black bass are slow, black/blue 1/2 oz jigs around standing timber near creek channels are best. Crappie are slow. White bass are fair in 35 feet of water on 1 oz slabs fished very slow. No report on catfish.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 50–55 degrees; 3.08’ 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; 54–57 degrees; 7.46’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on live minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on liver, live minnows, and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 52–56 degrees; 3.33’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are excellent on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 84.13’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.29’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 15.44’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers 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 stained; 51–56 degrees; 3.67’ 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; 49–54 degrees; 1.25’ 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; 53–57 degrees; 6.13’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water lightly stained; 53–57 degrees; 50.93’ low. Black bass are good on smoke grubs, chartreuse jigs, and watermelon crankbaits in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse spoons and minnows in 20–35 feet. White bass are fair on silver spoons and dark red crankbaits in 20–30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 15–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on minnows and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and white striper jigs. White bass are very good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 50–55 degrees; 2.38’ 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; 2.88’ low. Black bass are fair on swimbaits and chartreuse soft plastic lizards along break lines. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on silver Pirk Minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 51–56 degrees; 4.95’ 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.