Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 54–59 degrees; 8.5’ low. Black are fair on swim jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 58–63 degrees; 18.10’ low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are fair on crankbaits, jigging spoons, and grubs. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits, jigging spoons, and grubs. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers 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; 52–57 degrees; 8.01’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, squarebill crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on Road Runners and minnows. Blue catfish are good on live shad.
ATHENS Water clear, 54–59 degrees; 3.03’ low. Black bass are slow on watermelon shakyhead worms and lipless crankbaits. Best bite coming later in the day. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water clear; 56–60 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 3.11’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows around structure under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 54–58 degrees; 6.74’ 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 crankbaits and spinnerbaits in the reeds. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and shrimp near Dead Tree Point. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained; 54–59 degrees; 8.67’ 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; 53–57 degrees; 11.60’ low. Black bass are good on Persuader crankbaits, black/blue Bass Hogg jigs, and GrandeBass 4” Trickster worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits off lighted docks. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles near the Hwy. 279 Bridge. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 26.98’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkin JDC Craws, hard jerkbaits, and watermelon Whacky Sticks on jigheads off points in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits and Curb’s striper jigs, and drifting live bait from near Paradise Point in 20–25 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies, Shad Raps, and live bait near Cedar Point. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 53–58 degrees; 0.69’ high. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs around isolated cover. Shad pattern lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits 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 watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair cut perch and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are fair down rigging silver spoons near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 9.43’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jerkbaits, watermelon Curb’s hair jigs, and Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling white Curb’s striper jigs and vertically jigging Spoiler Shads. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies along the main river channel in 30 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on pumpkinseed curl tail grubs, JDC smoke/red flake tubes, and chartreuse drop shot worms over rock piles in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 54–58 degrees; 2.97’ 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; 12.48’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and buzzbaits in grass. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 15.82’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and white 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; 2.35’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers, liver, and shrimp in 8–15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in 8–20 feet.
COLORADO CITY 18.13’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 56–60 degrees; 4.60’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on minnows and green striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and shrimp.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 53–58 degrees; 7.51’ 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; 21.27’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red 6” YUM Dingers, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good 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 chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.
FORK Water fairly clear; 54–59 degrees; 5.58’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue or green pumpkin flipping jigs rigged with beaver type baits – concentrate on the wood cover near creek channel bends. Bladed jigs with small swimbait trailers. A few fish are being reported on beds. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 51–57 degrees; 9.89’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shallow running crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on minnows and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, cut bait, and liver.
GRANBURY Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps over grass. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 1.12’ low. Black bass are fair on small crankbaits upriver. White bass are good on small white jigs and river minnows near Dickerson’s. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night, and on tube jigs during the day. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits on rod & reel, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 53–56 degrees; 0.30’ low. 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; 52–57 degrees; 37.96’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live and minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 60–64 degrees; 1.65’ low. Black bass to 8 pounds are excellent on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps, and some smaller bass on white spinnerbaits and black soft plastic worms off points. Crappie are fair on minnows around piers and brush. Red ear bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with chicken hearts and shad.
HUBBARD CREEK 52–58 degrees; 14.09’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, finesse spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 54–59 degrees; 0.44’ 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; 54–58 degrees; 1.92’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and shallow 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; 53–58 degrees; 4.31’ 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; 55–60 degrees; 0.35’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Curb’s jigs and chartreuse Rat–L–Traps from docks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads in main lake channels. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.84’ 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; 59–61 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are excellent on soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair but small on minnows and striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 53–58 degrees; 86.47’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, wacky rigs, finesse jigs and chatterbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 6.49’ low. No report available.
MEREDITH 98’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 76–88 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, weightless Senkos, chatterbaits and Texas rigged creature baits on shallow wood cover. 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; 59–63 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are fair on minnows and crankbaits along the shoreline. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows around brush near the marina in 1–5 feet. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Blue and yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 54–59 degrees; 39.66’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs, jigs and swim jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on tail spinners and live bait. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 52–57 degrees; 14.71’ low. Black bass are fair to good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and wacky rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 53–58 degrees; 2.60’ low. Black bass are good on black and blue jigs, shakyheads and bladed jigs. 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 47.13’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 50–58 degrees; 6.36’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and medium or shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on shiners and Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water fairly clear; 54–59 degrees; 0.32’ high. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on minnows and small jigs. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water fairly clear; 53–59 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. 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; 57–62 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are good in 3–9 feet of water. Chartreuse/white 1/2 oz spinnerbaits and Boogie Baits are working best. Split shot rigged watermelon/red YUM Dingers are good around the inside grass line in 3 feet of water. White bass are good on main lake humps, on slabs. Watch for the gulls. Crappie are starting to move shallow, best on jigs and minnows. No report on catfish.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 2.62’ 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; 57–61 degrees; 6.73’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin and watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and buzzbaits. White bass are good on live minnows and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and cut bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 56–60 degrees; 2.81’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 84’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 3.45’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.57’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 55–59 degrees; 14.96’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 49–55 degrees; 14.23’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 54–59 degrees; 3.87’ 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; 53–57 degrees; 1.19’ 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; 56–60 degrees; 5.46’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and pumpkinseed soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs and live bait. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water lightly stained; 55–60 degrees; 49.82’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 6–18 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows in 10–25 feet. Crappie are good on minnows in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on minnows, crankbaits, and chartreuse soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 53–58 degrees; 2.48’ low. Black bass are slow 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; 50–57 degrees; 25.23’ low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 2.07’ low. Lake Whitney is currently experiencing a lake–wide fish kill event, caused by golden algae. The fish kill is reportedly affecting every species of fish, however the vast majority are non–game species. Anglers considering fishing Lake Whitney should be aware of this fish kill, and plan their trip accordingly. Additional information will be released as needed. Black bass are fair on minnows and small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chrome striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 53–58 degrees; 4.55’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and chatterbaits along main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and prepared bait.