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; 61–65 degrees; 48.68’ 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, 52–56 degrees; 2.63’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits fished around any cover. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
BASTROP Water clear; 62–66 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; 60–64 degrees; 6.76’ 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; 52–57 degrees; 4.84’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow 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; 51–56 degrees; 14.92’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits around main lake docks and small crankbaits along points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 10.45’ 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; 60–64 degrees; 27.82’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkin Curb’s jigs, jerkbaits, and Carolina rigged JDC lizards along break lines in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, slabs, and crankbaits in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 52–57 degrees; 0.77’ high. Black bass are fair on black/blue flipping jigs and white bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut bait. 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; 60–64 degrees; 8.86’ low. Black bass are fair on black/chartreuse Curb’s hair jigs, jerkbaits, and Texas rigged Scoundrel worms on shaky jigheads in 20–30 feet. Striped bass are good trolling white Curb’s striper jigs and vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Blade Baits. Crappie are good on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 51–55 degrees; 2.76’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and finesse worms around docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 66–70 degrees; 17.54’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees; 13.60’ 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; 2.62’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Charlie slabs and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on perch, stinkbait, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 16.7’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 2.88’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live minnows, and nightcrawlers.
COOPER Water clear; 52–56 degrees; 7.10’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits (best action is mid day). Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are fair 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; 63–67 degrees; 29.38’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent 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; 52–56 degrees; 4.08’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Dark horse flipping jigs along channel bends. Squarebill crankbaits around wood along points is effective. Yellow bass are fair 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 chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, hot dogs, and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 5.39’ 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; 60–64 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs and soft plastic worms upriver in heavy timber. White bass are fair upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows 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; 51–56 degrees; 5.97’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits along main lake rock, switching to suspending jerkbaits around the dam later in the day – deep diving crankbaits and football jigs in brush piles is working as well. Crappie are good on 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 stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on red or June bug soft plastic worms and crankbaits, and on watermelon red Brush Hogs off points and drop–offs and around stumps and docks in 6–10 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs near the dam in 20 feet. Catfish are good on chum baits.
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; 51–55 degrees; 1.86’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics in 5–10 feet of water. Green pumpkin has been best. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 52–57 degrees; 2.92’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits around shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. 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.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 52–58 degrees; 8.56’ low. Black bass are slow on black/blue jigs around shallow cover. White bass are fair 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; 61–65 degrees; 0.36’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and Curb’s jigs. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 50–55 degrees; 5.44’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads and football jigs along main lake points. Crappie are good 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; 61–65 degrees; 0.40’ 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; 66–84 degrees; 1.95’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
MEREDITH 99.44’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 52–57 degrees; 0.71’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and black and blue jigs around stumps – squarebill crankbaits working in the same areas. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on cut bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.34’ 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; 52–58 degrees; 0.47’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and shaky heads around docks – smaller baits working best. Crappie are good 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; 57–61 degrees; 5.17’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. 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; 51–55 degrees; 2.96’ low. Black bass are good 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 excellent on 1oz. slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs as well. Catfish are good on cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 3.85’ 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 good 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; 52–56 degrees; 4.14’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around docks. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees; 2.80’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed and watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 1.66’ 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 0.85’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees; 6.03’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. 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; 53–57 degrees; 4.42’ low. Black bass are fair on California 420 color flipping jigs and bladed jigs around docks – mid day bite has been best. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.
TEXOMA Water clear; 50–54 degrees; 5.72’ 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 good 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. SeePossession and Transport.
TOLEDO BEND Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 3.14’ 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; 60–64 degrees; 49.52’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse jigs, smoke grubs, and watermelon crankbaits in 8–20 feet. Striped bass to 4 pounds are fair on white spoons in 20–35 feet. White bass are fair on white spoons and chrome crankbaits in 20–35 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. 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; 7.34’ 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. Please call ahead to make sure ramps are useable.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 44–52 degrees; 29.65’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 8.51’ 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; 52–57 degrees; 3.08’ high. Black bass are good on bladed 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.