Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 73–79 degrees; 8.22’ low. Black bass are good on drop shot rigs, shakyheads, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shad.
AMISTAD Water clear; 74–78 degrees; 22.46’ low. Black bass are very good on swimbaits, jerkbaits, crankbaits, topwaters, and soft plastics. White bass are fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits. Striped bass are fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good 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; 72–77 degrees; 8.37’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows over brush piles. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Little Georges. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
ATHENS Water lightly stained, 75–79 degrees; 1.23’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and wacky rigged worms on deeper brush piles. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water stained; 74–78 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water lightly stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits in coves. Hybrid striper are good on live shad and chrome slabs. White bass are good on chrome slabs on the bottom. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on summer sausage, hot dogs, stinkbait, and snails. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 75–79 degrees; 2.48’ low. Black bass are fair to good on soft plastics and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. White bass are good on Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap. All boat ramps are now open.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on shad, tilapia, and crawfish. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained; 74–79 degrees; 5.46’ low. Black bass are good on shakyheads with green pumpkin finesse worms around deeper docks and Jackall Iobee Frogs in the Big Creek area. 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 murky; 73–78 degrees; 10.46’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and craw colored crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 5–15 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 70–75 degrees; 23.08’ low. Black bass are fair on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, chartreuse Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and weightless wacky rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks in 8–16 feet. Striped bass are good on watermelon topwaters and Rat–L–Traps on the surface at first light. White bass are fair trolling green Rat–L–Traps and jigging Pirk Minnows over rock piles. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.
CADDO Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics around isolated cover. 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 slow. Striped bass are fair on spoons and striper jigs between the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and cut bait near 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 5.40’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, and green pumpkin jigs in 8–15 feet. Striped bass are slow to fair trolling perch colored crankbaits and jigging silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies upriver. Smallmouth bass are good on green Rat–L–Traps, watermelon tubes, and white spinnerbaits in 12–18 feet. Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs and minnows around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shakyheads and black/blue finesse jigs around main lake points and into the backs of creeks. 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; 72–76 degrees; 12.51’ low. Black bass are good on minnows and shad colored spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 15.44’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 1.60’ low. Black bass are good on minnows and perch colored Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
COLORADO CITY 18.92’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 71–75 degrees; 2.25’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on minnows and white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 75–78 degrees; 0.55’ 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; 80–84 degrees; 30.96’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. 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 stained. Black bass are good on shad colored shallow running crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad.
FORK Water stained; 75–80 degrees; 1.72’ low. Black bass are good on Jackall Mikey, Jr. wakebaits and Yellow Magic topwaters along main lake points in early morning. Shallow crankbaits on windy points are working well later in the day. Deep 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; 72–78 degrees; 10.6’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows around deep water structure. 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 plastic worms and shad colored crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and liver.
GRANBURY Water murky; 71–76 degrees; 0.67’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on green bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and shrimp.
GRANGER Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in shallow water. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in the river.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.36 low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Texas rigged worms, watermelon finesse jigs, and Jackall ASKA crankbaits 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; 72–78 degrees; 38.21’ low. Black bass are fair to wacky rigs, Senkos and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live and minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.41’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on June bug multi–flake, black/blue, and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms near submerged islands at mid–lake early and late. Crappie to 3 pounds are good on white Rooster Tails with red heads and live minnows at night. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad.
HUBBARD CREEK 73–79 degrees; 14.97’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, medium running crankbaits, weightless flukes and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, finesse worms, and smaller jigs – mid–day bite has been best. 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; 75–79 degrees; 1.14’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms 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; 76–81 degrees; 0.16’ high. 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; 70–74 degrees; 0.51’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Senkos, pumpkinseed topwaters, and perch colored Rat–L–Traps early in 10–20 feet. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow to medium crankbaits along main lake points. Larger rock along main lake points producing as well. 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; 75–79 degrees; 0.33’ high. Black bass are good on topwaters, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on Rat–L–Traps, Zara spooks, and slabs. White bass are very good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are very good on minnows over brush. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 73–78 degrees; 87.69’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. No report on striped bass. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 3.89’ low. No report available.
MEREDITH 96.42’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 79–88 degrees; 0.68’ high. Black bass are good Texas rigged creature baits fished around deeper water. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on live shiners.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 72–78 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits along the bank. White bass are fair on silver slabs in 11 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows from fishing docks. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 73–79 degrees; 41.41’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, jigs, Senkos and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 72–78 degrees; 15.42’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and Senkos. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows over brush. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 74–79 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics near shallow cover. 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 46.61’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 72–79 degrees; 5.88’ low. Black bass are fair to good on deep diving crankbaits, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and wacky rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles. White bass are fair to good slabs and Little Georges. Striped bass are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.21’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits off points. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on shad and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
RAY HUBBARD Water lightly stained; 75–80 degrees; 0.47’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and medium 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 stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are good on XCalibur Zell Pop topwaters early around secondary points. Carolina rigged watermelon candy 5” YUM Dingers around secondary points and main lake points are good as well. Crappie are good on minnows on COE brush piles. White bass are excellent on slabs in 15–20 feet of water on humps. Catfish are good around baited holes on Danny King’s punch bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 75–80 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are good on Firewater Swim Jigs in threadfin shad around shallow docks. Carolina rig soft plastics around deep brush piles has been effective. 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; 71–75 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics and green Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 72–76 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are good on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 84.53’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 4.28’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.19’ low. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 1.38’ low. Black bass are fair on green Rat–L–Traps and minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 73–78 degrees; 15.09’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Senkos, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 75–81 degrees; 0.23’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics and hollow body frogs. Best bite is around flooded cover. 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 stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.35’ 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 spinnerbaits and medium crankbaits along main lake points. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. No report on catfish.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 1.60’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and Li’l Fishies in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 39.43’ low. Black bass are fair on shad colored topwaters, watermelon soft plastic worms, and smoke grubs. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are good on chartreuse topwaters, white grubs, and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on shad. Hybrid striper are good on shad and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 74–79 degrees; 0.68’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits 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; 74–79 degrees; 26.23’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.12’ low. Black bass are fair on green spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and liver.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 75–81 degrees; 0.14’ 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.