Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 68–75 degrees; 9.45’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, shaky heads, Texas rigs, jigs and medium running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 33.22’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, Senkos, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair 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; 67–74 degrees; 8.25’ low. Black bass are fair on white crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
ATHENS Water clear, 66–70 degrees; 3.45’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 71–75 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows. Channel and blue catfish are very good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
BELTON Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 5.25’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are excellent on minnows in 20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait and bacon. Yellow catfish are fair on small live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 5.26’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and shad pattern shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs over brush piles. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines with cut shad.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in reeds. Striped bass are fair on silver and gold spoons and marble spinnerbaits near the dam. Redfish are good on shad, shrimp, tilapia, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and cut bait. Blue catfish are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 64–69 degrees; 14.42’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Baby Brush Hogs in California 420 fished around any cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish no report.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 70–73 degrees; 10.05’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms and white spinnerbaits over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 27.17’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and crankbaits early and late. Striped bass are good on swim baits, Red Fins, and silver striper jigs early. White bass are fair on minnows and Tiny Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows and pink/white Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live shad.
CADDO Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 1.15’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics in green pumpkin or watermelon red. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and some topwaters around reed beds. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are good on crawfish and tilapia near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 7.81’ low. Black bass are good on shad colored crankbaits, white spinnerbaits, and Texas rigged watermelon green Whacky Sticks and watermelon Flukes over brush piles early. Striped bass are good on Pirk Minnows and chartreuse striper jigs over humps at daylight. White bass are fair on minnows and Pirk Minnows on lake points. Smallmouth bass are good on pumpkin Curb’s jigs, green pumpkin tubes, and smoke JDC curl tail grubs. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live perch.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 3.25’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits around any shallow cover and docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 73–77 degrees; 15.89’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastics in 5–15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 12.71’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 3.80’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastics and Senkos. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 16.1’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 3.05’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits early and late. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 5.72’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. 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 murky; 77–81 degrees; 34.52’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on stinkbait and cut bait upriver. 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 watermelon crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics over grass. Red ear perch are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
FORK Water clear; 65–70 degrees; 4.15’ low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Yellow bass are fair on smaller spoons along creek channel bends in deeper water. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 68–72 degrees; 10.54’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs, jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 4.98’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs, hellbenders, and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
GRANGER Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 0.93’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows along main lake points. Crappie are fair on white tube jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles over brush piles. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut bait and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 65–71 degrees; 6.44’ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits around main lake points. Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs are effective around marina docks. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 68–74 degrees; 42.18’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. The Old Marina Point ramp is still open.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 0.38’ high. Black bass are good on perch colored crankbaits in 8 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush in 20 feet. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 68–74 degrees; 19.02’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
JOE POOL Water clear; 66–70 degrees; 2.25’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastic creature baits in watermelon red. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 66–71 degrees; 4.06’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits around wood cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on cut trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 8.45’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits around shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.
LBJ Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are very good on watermelon red Whacky Sticks, chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, and plastic swimbaits on creek points. Striped bass are fair on Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are very good on minnows and Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on live minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 5.55’ low. Black bass are good on weightless Senkos and shakyheads around marinas. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad. TPWD has issued an emergency order to prevent the spread of zebra mussels in this lake. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See Possession and Transport
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 73–77 degrees; 0.37’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 69–75 degrees; 91.57’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 5.10’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around shallow cover – midday switch to flipping soft plastics in the same areas. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.
MEREDITH 98.93’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 82–88 degrees; 1.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and black and blue jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 2.23’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. White bass are fair on minnows and green spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 68–75 degrees; 33.09’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs, chatterbaits and shaky heads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 16.77’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chrome Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs, shad pattern crankbaits and shaky heads. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water clear; 65–70 degrees; 1.64’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and Texas rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
PALO DURO 53.1’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 67–75 degrees; 8.55’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water lightly stained; 72–76 degrees; 4.63’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 3.38’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged plastics around shallow docks and rocks. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 65–71 degrees; 3.30’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastic baits along edges of grass. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait or live shad. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. To comply with a new TPWD emergency order, anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See Possession and Transport.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water clear; 66–70 degrees; 3.96’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits around the walkways on docks. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 69–73 degrees; 4.01’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and topwaters off points. White bass are fair on silver slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 62.85’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 7.72’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.60’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 4.09’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 67–74 degrees; 17.96’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 67–71 degrees; 3.92’ low. Black bass are fair on white bladed jigs and flipping jigs around docks. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on white or shad pattern Sassy Shad in the deeper water when suspending during the day – drifting live bait is also producing. Catfish are good on cut bait and trotlines.
TEXOMA Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 4.13’ low. Black bass are good on medium diving crankbaits along main lake points. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut bait. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.
TOLEDO BEND Water lightly stained; 69–74 degrees; 3.95’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and small spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 47.52’ low. Black bass to 4 pounds are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and topwaters in 10–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on white Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and cut bait. Yellow catfish are fair on perch.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 6.54’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and finesse jigs around docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait. White bass are good on slabs and live minnows.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 68–75 degrees; 28.82’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
WHITNEY Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 8.46’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on silver slabs, pet spoons, and hellbenders. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on liver, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 66–70 degrees; 3.25’ high. Black bass are fair on hollow bodied frogs and bladed swim jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.