Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 8.22’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, midday switching to Texas rigs, jigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows over brush piles and around structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 78–83 degrees; 24.06’ low. Black bass are good on swimbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, Texas and Carolina rigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 4 pounds are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and juglines 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; 79–85 degrees; 8.37’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. White bass are good on slabs and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
ATHENS Water lightly stained, 78–83 degrees; 1.65’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in green pumpkin and weightless Senkos on docks and deeper brush piles. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water stained; 78–82 degrees. Black bass are fair to good on Senkos, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows over brush. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
BELTON Water lightly stained; 80–85 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, jig, weightless flukes and shaky heads. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows around mid to deep water structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 2.82’ low. Black bass are fair to good on soft plastics and shallow crankbaits with the deepwater jig and Carolina rig bite becoming more consistent. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles and mid– to deep–water stickups. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap and nightcrawlers.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are good down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 5.74’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads with green pumpkin finesse worms around deeper docks. 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 stained; 77–81 degrees; 10.99’ low. Black bass are good on buzzbaits and spinnerbaits over grass flats, and on black/chartreuse soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails near the rocks. Hybrid striper are fair on shad and Li’l Fishies. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and perch colored crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs in 10–16 feet. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 22.77’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Scoundrel worms and Senkos, and on cotton candy JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters on secondary points early. Striped bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, Zara spooks, and black/blue crankbaits at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with perch and nightcrawlers.
CADDO Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Yellow bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Caddo boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please refer to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120503a for more information prior to planning a trip.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live bait along the crappie wall and the dam. Channel catfish are good on liver and shad near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 4.52’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, white Pop R’s, and green flukes upriver. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Smallmouth bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, perch colored JDC grubs, and watermelon red spinnerbaits along ledges. Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait upriver.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 064’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastics, shakyheads and black/blue finesse jigs around docks closer to main lake – crankbaits on deeper brush piles effective as well. 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; 78–82 degrees; 12.86’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and large soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 78–81 degrees; 15.88’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and black/blue soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 1.93’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics and perch colored topwaters. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 18.92’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 78–82 degrees; 2.55’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on minnows and white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.
COOPER Water lightly stained; 77–10 degrees; 1.09’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early and chartreuse shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged soft plastics later in the day. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad over main lake humps. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait.
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; 81–85 degrees; 31.28’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp under birds. 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 fair on topwaters and buzzbaits early, and on chartreuse soft plastics over grass. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and perch.
FORK Water clear; 78–83 degrees; 2.07’ low. Black bass are good on Jackall Mikey Jr. wakebaits and shallow crankbaits along main lake points in early morning – deep crankbaits around brush piles are effective as well. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and around bridge columns. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 78–84 degrees; 10.6’ low. Black bass are fair on Pop–Rs and Zara Spooks early, later switching Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around deep water structure. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and blue/green crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, and hot dogs.
GRANBURY Water murky; 80–84 degrees; 1.46’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards, and on chartreuse crankbaits. Striped bass are good on minnows and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp.
GRANGER Water clear; 79–83 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slab spoons on main lake ridges and humps. Crappie to 2 pounds are very good on minnow jigs over main lake brush piles. Blue catfish are fair on prepared bait on rod & reel, and on trotlines baited with shad and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 77–82 degrees; 1.23’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws, 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; 79–84 degrees; 38.21’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zell–Pops early and late, midday switching to jigs, shaky heads, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 80–84 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on blue worms and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows in 12–18 feet. Bream are very good on live worms over grass beds and off piers. Channel and blue catfish to 5.5 pounds are good on trotlines baited with shad.
HUBBARD CREEK 78–83 degrees; 14.97’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwater early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, jigs, deep diving crankbaits and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 77–82 degrees; 0.33’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics in 8–10’. 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; 77–82 degrees; 3.38’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits along main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Lake O’ The Pines boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please refer to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120503a for more information prior to planning a trip.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 78–32 degrees; 0.77’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow and medium 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. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Lavon boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please refer to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120503a for more information prior to planning a trip.
LBJ Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 0.33’ low. Black bass are good on white Pop–Rs, pumpkinseed Curb’s jigs, and chartreuse Whacky Sticks in 10–20 feet at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.93’ low. Black bass are slow on finesse presentations in 10–15’ 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; 79–83 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on pet spoons, trolling tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 87.69’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks, Texas rigs and football head jigs. No report on striped bass. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers fished under a float. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 78–82 degrees; 4.21’ low. Black bass have been good on white soft plastics in the flooded willows. Good catches being reported on watermelon jigs and worms in deeper water. No reports on crappie or white bass. Catfish are good on prepared bait and minnows.
MEREDITH 96.42’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 82–90 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are good Texas rigged creature baits and jigs fished around deeper water – topwaters early are also effective. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and live shiners.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 79–85 degrees; 41.41’ low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Texas rigs, shaky head jigs, medium running chartreuse crankbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are good topwaters, slabs and Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 79–84 degrees; 15.42’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwater poppers early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, shakyheads, jigs and slow rolled spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water clear; 79–84 degrees; 0.36’ low. Black bass are good on jigs, Carolina rigs and Texas rigged RI Beavers in hematoma near shallow cover and 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 46.61’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 78–86 degrees; 5.88’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics and Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs, drop shot rigs and shad pattern deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and around bridge columns. White bass are good on topwater early and slabs midday. Striped bass are fair to good on live shad and slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastics early and late. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are good on minnows and perch colored spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 0.70’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics, squarebill crankbaits and medium crankbaits in shad patterns – also on Swim jigs around rip rap. 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; 79–83 degrees; 0.47’ low. Black bass are good on bone colored Pop–R’s early. Carolina rigged green pumpkin/chartreuse Gene Larew Salt Flic’R around secondary points and main lake humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on COE brush piles. Good schools of white bass reported in the mornings on the main lake near Wolf Island . Catfish are good along the face of the dam on punch bait and cut shad.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.49’ low. Black bass are good on Darkhorse Swim Jigs in threadfin shad around shallow docks. Carolina rigged soft plastics around deep brush piles have also 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; 78–83 degrees; 0.88’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slab spoons and Li’l Fishies near the dam. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 84.53’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 4.28’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.61’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 1.48’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse soft plastics. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and watermelon Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 79–83 degrees; 15.09’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo)nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 77–83 degrees; 0.72’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics and hollow body frogs around vegetation. 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 clear; 78–84 degrees; 0.56’ low. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits along main lake points and jigs and Carolina rigs in 8–12 feet. Striped bass are good on slabs and live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Texoma boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please refer to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120503a for more information prior to planning a trip.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 2.46’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and stinkbait in 20–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 38.31’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue soft plastic worms and chartreuse topwaters. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water lightly stained; 78–82 degrees; 1.50’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs – target docks close to deeper water. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. White bass are good on slabs and live minnows. Some schooling noted
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 26.23’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows in brush. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
WHITNEY Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on minnows and green striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on hot dogs, stinkbait, and liver.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 78–83 degrees; 1.01’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow and medium running 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. New TPWD regulations concerning invasive species that affect all Wright Patman boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please refer to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=20120503a for more information prior to planning a trip.