Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 6.98’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, midday switching to shaky heads, medium running shad pattern crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows over brush piles and around structure. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water clear; 78–84 degrees; 24.06’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic frogs. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and large jerkbaits. White bass are fair on crankbaits and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers 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; 79–85 degrees; 9.01’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows under a float. White bass are good on slabs and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
ATHENS Water lightly stained, 79–85 degrees; 1.63’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws in green pumpkin and shakyheads on docks and deeper brush piles. Early morning has been best. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
BASTROP Water stained; 78–82 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 79–83 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on slabs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 79–84 degrees; 2.95’ low. Black bass are fair to good on 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 crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms near the dam. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait near the hot water discharge.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 5.72’ 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 as well as nightcrawlers.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 11.03’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse 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; 79–82 degrees; 22.71’ 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; 78–84 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rig soft plastics and black/blue 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 see news release for more information.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons along the shoreline. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are good on liver and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 4.64’ 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; 79–85 degrees; 0.54’ low. Black bass are good on blue fleck soft plastics, shakyheads and shallow crankbaits around docks closer to main lake – crankbaits on deeper brush piles effective as well. Some fish being caught on Jackall Iobee frogs in black near flooded willows. 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; 13.01’ 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; 15.78’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 20–35 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 1.95’ 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 18.76’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water fairly clear; 78–82 degrees; 2.61’ 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; 80–85 degrees; 1.05’ 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; 32.75’ low. Black bass are good on minnows and shallow running crankbaits in the north end of the lake. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. 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 chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics in 15–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad in 10–15 feet.
FORK Water clear; 79–84 degrees; 2.03’ 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. Some fish being reported on Carolina rigged Flukes. 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; 10.93’ 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; 1.63’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and stinkbait.
GRANGER Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair on black power worms upriver among newly flooded vegetation. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on marabou jigs over main lake brush piles in 6–15 feet. Blue catfish are fair on prepared bait on rod & reel, and on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 78–84 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Texas rigged Zoom Speed Craws, watermelon finesse jigs, and Jackall ASKA crankbaits along main lake points. Best bite is at 4–8’. 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; 37.65’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, midday switching to Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs over brush piles. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on black/red flake worms. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds and off piers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad.
HUBBARD CREEK 78–83 degrees; 15.6’ 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; 77–83 degrees; 0.25’ low. Black bass are fair 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; 78–82 degrees; 3.27’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics 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 went into effect May 17 and will affect anglers fishing below the dam. Please see news release for more information.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.69’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow and medium crankbaits around shallow cover. 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 Lavon boaters and anglers went in effect May 17. Please see news release for more information.
LBJ Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 0.27’ 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; 79–85 degrees; 0.55’ 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; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver slabs. White bass are fair on minnows, troll tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 88.22’ low. Black bass are fair on Yellow Magics early, Texas rigs, jigs and Carolina rigs. No report on striped bass. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers fished under a float. Ramp #1 is still open.
MARTIN CREEK Water fairly clear; 79–84 degrees; 4.25’ 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 96.74’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 83–90 degrees; 0.07’ low. 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; 0.62’ high. Black bass to 2 pounds are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair but small on minnows in 17 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 79–85 degrees; 41.55’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to deep diving crankbaits, Texas rigs, shaky head jigs and wacky rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are good on slabs and Humdingers. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 79–84 degrees; 16.01’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zell Pops early and late, midday switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, jigs and spoons. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water clear; 79–84 degrees; 0.14’ low. Black bass are good on swim 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 47.93’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 78–86 degrees; 6.37’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, spoons, shaky heads and Texas rigs with a decent early topwater bite. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and around bridge columns. White bass are good on topwater early – midday on slabs and tail spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.85’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch and goldfish. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 79–83 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are good on soft plastics, squarebill 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; 79–84 degrees; 0.17’ 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; 79–85 degrees; 0.46’ 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. The deep crankbait bite is picking up. 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; 1.00’ 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; 0.04’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on pet spoons and minnows near the dam. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punchbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 84.85’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 5.02’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.65’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 1.40’ 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; 15.55’ low. Black bass are fair on wacky rigs, Texas rigs, Senkos and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo)nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 79–85 degrees; 0.49’ 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; 79–84 degrees; 0.14’ 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 see news release for more information.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 2.93’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 38.92’ 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 good on shad and small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shad and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 1.60’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs – target docks close to deeper water. Early morning topwater bite reported. 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; 25.65’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits early, midday switching to Texas rigs and weightless soft plastics. Crappie are fair on live minnows in brush. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and liver.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 79–84 degrees; 0.97’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shallow and medium running crankbaits and swimbaits 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, effective May 17, will affect anglers fishing below the dam. Please seenews release for more information.