Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 44–55 degrees; 10.26’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 46.25’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs and small crankbaits under birds. White bass are good on slabs and small crankbaits under birds. Catfish are good over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 45–52 degrees; 12.07’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on jigs 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, 51–53 degrees; 2.73’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits – mid day bite is best. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
BASTROP Water clear; 65–69 degrees. Black bass are very good on watermelon and watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and black/blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 6.80’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 49–54 degrees; 5.14’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad near Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and cut bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 14.94’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits around main lake docks. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water clear; 61–65 degrees; 10.42’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Bass Hogg jigs, Persuader crankbaits, and GrandeBass 4” Trickster worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and spinnerbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 27.79’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Curb’s hair jigs and Carolina rigged black lizards along ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on white/chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 50–55 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are fair on black/blue flipping jigs and white bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair 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 fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are good on silver spoons and jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 8.85’ low. Black bass are good on 1/8oz. watermelon/black Texas rigged worms and Rat–L–Traps off points. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 2.86’ low. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits and squarebills. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 66–70 degrees; 17.59’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. White bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 13.55’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 2.84’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, liver, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
COLORADO CITY 16.7’ low. No report available.
COLORADO RIVER (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.
CONROE Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 2.99’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp.
COOPER Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 7.13’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits (best action is mid day). Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good 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 stained; 66–70 degrees; 30.83’ 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 good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, Senkos, flukes, and soft plastics. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
FORK Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 4.20’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Dark horse flipping jigs along channel bends. Yellow bass are slow on jigs. Crappie are good on minnows around the bridges. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 44–53 degrees; 11.16’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. 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 soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 5.36’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are slow.
GRANGER Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.09’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 8–18 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 6.18’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits along main lake rock, switching to suspending jerkbaits around the dam later in the day. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 42–51 degrees; 43.47’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 5 feet, and on red flukes near creek channels in 10 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs near the dam and around piers. Bream are slow. Catfish are fair on shad and perch.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 45–54 degrees; 20.1’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over brush piles. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
JOE POOL Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 1.96’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics in 5–10 feet of water. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 51–55 degrees; 3.19’ low. Black bass are good 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; 49–53 degrees; 8.71’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs around shallow cover. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. 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; 63–67 degrees; 0.30’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6–12 feet. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows under docks. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 5.68’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and football jigs along main lake points. Crappie are fair 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; 62–66 degrees; 0.31’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon/white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 43–49 degrees; 92.48’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 65–84 degrees; 3.18’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits 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; 50–54 degrees; 0.55’ high. Black bass are slow 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; 63–67 degrees; 0.32’ low. Black bass are fair chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good on silver slabs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 46–54 degrees; 34.46’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 45–53 degrees; 17.46’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water clear; 50–55 degrees; 0.82’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and shaky heads around docks – smaller baits working best. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow 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; 47–53 degrees; 9.81’ low. Black bass are fair on 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; 63–67 degrees; 5.17’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live shad and goldfish. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 49–54 degrees; 3.19’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged plastics around deep rocks – football head jigs and deep diving crankbaits have also been productive. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 49–53 degrees; 3.87’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigged soft plastic baits along edge of grass lines and Carolina rigs along deeper points near channels. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good 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; 50–55 degrees; 4.08’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 63–67 degrees; 2.92’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 1.68’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and black tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 63.19’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 8.35’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.38’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water lightly stained; 64–68 degrees; 6.06’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 43–51 degrees; 18.64’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 51–55 degrees; 4.54’ low. Black bass are fair on California 420 color flipping jigs around docks – mid day bite has been best. Crappie are fair 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; 48–52 degrees; 5.69’ 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 fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut 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.
TOLEDO BEND Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 3.42’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water clear; 63–67 degrees; 49.60’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and crawfish crankbaits in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome jigging spoons in 25–40 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 7.35’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 44–52 degrees; 29.65’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water lightly stained; 62–66 degrees; 8.55’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 50–55 degrees; 2.96’ high. Black bass are good 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.