Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 59–65 degrees; 10.69’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on spinnerbaits, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
AMISTAD Water clear; 60–64 degrees; 51.56’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits. Striped bass are fair on slabs, jigging spoons, and live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs, jigging spoons, and live minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and liver over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and droplines 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; 58–63 degrees; 12.51’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
ATHENS Water clear, 55–59 degrees; 2.5’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits and green pumpkin Texas rigged soft plastics around shallow cover. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.
BASTROP Water clear; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on live bait, frozen shrimp, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 7.31’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair 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 stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 56–60 degrees; 4.94’ low. Black bass are good on jigs, Texas rigs, and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics along shorelines and structure. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and Tony Accetta spoons. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are very good on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 54–59 degrees; 15.78’ low. Black bass are fair on Megabass Knuckle 60 crankbaits around main lake points. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water clear; 57–61 degrees; 10.96’ low. Black bass are fair on craw colored crankbaits, chartreuse/blue Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 28.53’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Curb’s jigs, JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and wacky rigged watermelon red Whacky Sticks in creeks. Striped bass are fair on live bait and jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs around Shaw Island. White bass are good on Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps near Paradise Point. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines near Paradise Point.
CADDO Water stained; 55–60 degrees; 0.57’ high. Black bass are fair on black/blue flipping jigs and creature baits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow 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.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and grubs around reed beds along shorelines. Striped bass are good on chicken livers, shad, and spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are very good on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water lightly stained; 59–63 degrees; 9.39’ low. Black bass are good on JDC spider Grubs, green pumpkin Whacky Sticks on jigheads, and grape Scoundrel worms along break lines. Striped bass are fair vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows and trolling crankbaits. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and Daiwa Shad Masters in 10–20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 55–59 degrees; 3.47’ low. Black bass are good on finesse rigged soft plastics around docks. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 18.61’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnow tipped jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 14.23’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 2.76’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and liver. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 17.3’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 3.07’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water clear; 54–59 degrees; 7.76’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow 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; 31.65’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on minnows, frozen shrimp, shad, 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 watermelon Wacky Worms and Senkos, white and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, and pumpkinseed Dead Ringer worms along the outside edges of breaks. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad and shrimp over baited holes.
FORK Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 4.45’ low. Black bass are fair on black/yellow flipping jigs in 10–12 feet, focus on timber near channels – some fish being caught on beds at mid day. Yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 59–64 degrees; 11.47’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.
GRANBURY Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 5.88’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms with white tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANGER Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are fair on white spinnerbaits around standing timber. White bass are good on spinnerbaits upriver near Dickerson’s Bottom. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in coves and sloughs. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait in the river.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 53–58 degrees; 5.65’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.
GREENBELT Water stained; 57–64 degrees; 43.34’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass to 8 pounds are good on green pumpkin centipedes, motor oil/red flake and June bug soft plastic lizards, and Senkos. Crappie to 2 pounds are good on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on worms. Catfish to 4 pounds are good on juglines baited with perch.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 57–64 degrees; 21.07’ low. Black bass are fair on medium running shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water clear; 54–59 degrees; 1.78’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits and Senkos. Crappie are good on jigs. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 55–59 degrees; 2.29’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and weightless flukes. Crappie are good 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.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 56–60 degrees; 8.62’ low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits around shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good n 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; 60–64 degrees; 0.36’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, chartreuse creature baits, and pumpkin JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters on flats. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good vertically jigging Tiny Traps and Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are fair on live minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs in 6–10 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 53–58 degrees; 5.20’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits around shallow cover, Texas rigs, and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair 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; 58–62 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows, soft plastics, and spec rigs in the upper creeks. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on perch and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE Water stained; 58–65 degrees; 92. 8’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 60–76 degrees; 1.69’ low. Black bass are excellent on bladed jigs in shallow areas – deep water bite has been good on Carolina rigged lizards. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
MEREDITH 99.51’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 55–60 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged green pumpkin soft plastics and jigs. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 0.47’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits along banks and near the dam. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with minnows and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 59–64 degrees; 35.91’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads, jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and Rooster Tails. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 58–63 degrees; 18.09’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
PALESTINE Water clear; 54–58 degrees; 0.57’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue jigs and shaky heads around docks – smaller baits working best. Spinnerbaits around shallow cover are effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
PALO DURO 53.11’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 59–65 degrees; 10.02’ low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits, drop shot rigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 5.70’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 53–58 degrees; 3.82’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on 1oz. slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 53–57 degrees; 4.02’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and Carolina rigs along deeper points near channels. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good 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; 53–58 degrees; 5.00’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, shaky heads and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits, soft plastics, and Super Flukes over grass in 3–10 feet. Crappie are good on live shiners, and on pink and black tube jigs around willows. Catfish are good on juglines baited with prepared bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 1.91’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 63.72’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 8.74’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.15’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 6.37’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and watermelon Super Flukes. White bass are fair on minnows in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10–22 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 58–63 degrees; 19.04’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 56–60 degrees; 4.60’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good 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; 53–57 degrees; 5.39’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good 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; 59–63 degrees; 2.61’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits around hydrilla beds in 6–12 feet. Crappie are good on black/chartreuse jigs over hydrilla beds. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 50.60’ low. Black bass are very good on white grubs and watermelon Senkos in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows, pumpkin crankbaits, and white grubs. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and fresh cut bait in 20–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on slabs and chartreuse soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 53–59 degrees; 8.07’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 53–62 degrees; 30.35’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 8.87’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and frozen shrimp.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 54–60 degrees; 3.19’ high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good 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.