Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 48–56 degrees; 10.26’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 40.98’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, jigging spoons, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on watermelon slabs and jigging spoons. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. 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; 49–54 degrees; 12.07’ 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, 48–52 degrees; 2.87’ low. Black bass are slow on football jigs and Carolina rigs along deeper points. Slow presentations is best. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
BASTROP Water lightly stained; 62–66 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 60–64 degrees; 6.53’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 47–52 degrees; 5.33’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and squarebills. Some fish being caught on bladed jigs as well. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are good down rigging silver and gold spoons and marble spinners near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cut bait. Blue catfish are good on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 46–51 degrees; 14.86’ low. Black bass are slow on shaky heads with green pumpkin finesse worms around docks in 6–10’. Drop shots with Xcite worms in sprayed grass are working as well on deeper docks. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 10.31’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, jigs, and crankbaits along shorelines. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 27.80’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon lizards, Rattlin’ Rogues, and blue flake Whacky Sticks on jigheads in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling chartreuse Curbs striper jigs and Rattlin’ Rogues. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 12–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 47–51 degrees; 0.50’ high. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are slow on trotlines. 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 good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are fair on spoons and jigs near the crappie wall. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, minnows, and cheesebait near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 8.76’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse hair jigs with JDC Pebble Craw trailers, Carolina rigged lizards, and Texas rigged blue flake Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges. Striped bass are good on white Curbs striper jigs, Pirk Minnows, and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Blade Baits in the main river channel. Smallmouth bass are fair to good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes over rock piles in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 47–52 degrees; 2.86’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits around shallow docks. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 17.41’ low. Black bass are fair on heavy jigs and large crankbaits over grass. White bass are good on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 62–66 degrees; 13.44’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 2.71’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 16.7’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water clear; 60–64 degrees; 2.89’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 6.84’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits – best action midday. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on 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; 65–69 degrees; 34.68’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp 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 stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
FORK Water clear; 47–52 degrees; 4.16’ low. Black bass are slow on black/blue Darkhorse jigs along channel bends. Later in the day the shallow flats around creek channels will hold fish. Yellow bass are slow on jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows around the bridges. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 47–54 degrees; 11.16’ 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 good on silver/blue Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.
GRANBURY Water stained; 56–60 degrees; 5.17’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers.
GRANGER Water stained; 52–56 degrees; 0.07’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on shad upriver. Crappie are fair upriver under lights at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 6.07’ low. Black bass are slow on football jigs around main lake points. Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs are best later in the day. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 45–52 degrees; 43.47’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on watermelon soft plastic worms in coves near the dam in 12–18 feet. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam and off piers. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on juglines near the islands.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 47–54 degrees; 20.1’ 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; 47–51 degrees; 1.94’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics in 5–8’ of water. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 48–53 degrees; 3.37’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits around shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on 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; 48–53 degrees; 8.68’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs around cover. Some deeper fish being caught off main lake points on football jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow 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; 60–64 degrees; 0.28’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin tubes and pumpkinseed JDC drop shot worms along docks and seawalls. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Spoiler Shad and silver Pirk Minnows near the power plant. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 5.55’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and football jigs along main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species – see: Possession and Transport.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 60–64 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 44–53 degrees; 92.48’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 64–84 degrees; 3.36’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits around shallow cover. Some fish being caught on white bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.
MEREDITH 99.44’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 49–54 degrees; 0.57’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and black and blue jigs around stumps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 57–61 degrees; 0.28’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 48–54 degrees; 34.46’ 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; 48–53 degrees; 17.46’ 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; 47–51 degrees; 0.92’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and shaky heads around docks. Smaller baits seem to work best. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
PALO DURO 53.1’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 49–54 degrees; 9.81’ 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; 54–58 degrees; 5.07’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 47–52 degrees; 3.13’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged plastics around deep rocks. Football head jigs and deep diving crankbaits are effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 3.83’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigged soft plastic baits along edge of grass lines. Carolina rigs are effective as well along deeper points near channels. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake. See Possession and Transport.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 3.86’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 60–64 degrees; 3.03’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 57–61 degrees; 1.67’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 63.19’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 8.35’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.57’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 5.80’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 46–53 degrees; 18.64’ 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; 49–53 degrees; 4.44’ low. Black bass are slow on California 420 color flipping jigs around docks – mid day bite has been best. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.
TEXOMA Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 5.62’ low. Black bass are fair on medium diving crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits along main lake points. Good numbers of fish reported on Rat–L–Traps as well. Striped bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair 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; 60–64 degrees; 2.29’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water clear; 57–61 degrees; 49.29’ low. Black bass are good on chrome spoons, black worms, and chartreuse crankbaits in 20–35 feet. Striped bass are fair on shad crankbaits in 30–50 feet. White bass are good on minnows and white grubs in 30–50 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on crickets and shrimp at the gravel pit. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 46–51 degrees; 7.15’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads around docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. White bass are good on slabs and live minnows.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 45–52 degrees; 29.65’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water lightly stained; 57–61 degrees; 8.54’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 49–53 degrees; 3.17’ high. Black bass are slow on vibrating jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good 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.