Freshwater Fishing Reports

Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 59–65 degrees; 11.28’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters, 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; 72–76 degrees; 61.04’ low. Black bass are very good on Yamamoto Senkos, minnows, and watermelon soft plastics and topwaters. Striped bass are good on Sassy Shad, swimbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on bloodbait and punchbait. Yellow catfish are good 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; 58–63 degrees; 12.63’ low. Black bass are slow to fair to good on topwater frogs, 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, 69–74 degrees; 2.57’ low. Black bass are fair on small plastic swimbaits, shallow crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.
BASTROP Water clear; 72–76 degrees. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water clear; 68–72 degrees; 7.89’ low. Black bass are good trolling Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are good on shad in 20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch and live shad.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 68–74 degrees; 5.08’ low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky rigged worms and Senkos. Topwater bite improving. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BONHAM Water stained, 69–74 degrees; 2.11’ low. Black bass are excellent pitching soft plastics and jigs in the cattails. . Crappie are excellent around the cattails on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on Black Salty and cut bait along the bank in the park area and drifting as the presentation.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are good on liver and perch off points. Redfish are fair on tilapia, crawfish, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait near the dam.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear; 67–72 degrees; 16.76’ low. Black bass are good on Xcite squarebill crankbaits around shallow cover as well as small swimbaits in shad patterns and Megabass Pop X in white python color. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 11.63’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on RJA crankbaits and flukes in the evenings in 3–5 feet, and on spinnerbaits around docks early. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows and watermelon jigs off lighted docks at night in 5–15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles in 5–10 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 27.40’ low. Black bass are good on white/chartreuse spinnerbaits, watermelon topwaters, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails along lake points in 8–12 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and Rat–L–Traps, and drifting live bait on the surface in 20–30 feet near the Lighthouse. White bass are fair trolling Shad Raps and jigging Pirk Minnows and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20–30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush piles in 12 feet. Channel catfish are good on live bait and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and minnows.
CADDO Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and craws. White and yellow bass are fair 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.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs between the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair on live perch, tilapia, and crawfish near the power lines. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 9.80’ low. Black bass are fair on tomato red JDC grubs, watermelon red Whacky Sticks, and Texas rigged watermelon red finesse worms along bluff ledges in 8–16 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and 1oz. Pirk Minnows in 30 feet. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on root beer/green JDC curl tailed grubs and craws and smoke/red tubes on ball jigheads in 10 feet on main lake points and ledges. Crappie are good on pink tube jigs and live minnows upriver around submerged brush piles over break lines. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 68–72 degrees; 3.63’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless wacky worms and topwaters early. Dock bite is improving. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 73–77 degrees; 19.92’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon deep running crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on cut bait.
COLEMAN Water lightly stained; 69–73 degrees; 14.82’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are good on live shad near the park and the store. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 2.01’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
COLORADO CITY 17.68’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 2.79’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Texas and Carolina rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, frozen shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
COOPER Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 8.57’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Catfish are good 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; 73–77 degrees; 39.03’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits in 10–12 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, cut bait, stinkbait, and frozen shrimp. 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 green pumpkin spinnerbaits and soft plastics in 8–16 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp over baited holes.
FORK Water clear; 69–74 degrees; 4.73’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms in 4–8’ of water on main lake points as well as Megabass Pop X and Giant Dog X topwaters – some fish still on beds. Yellow bass and white bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 59–64 degrees; 11.71’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, 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 fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on minnows, shrimp, and liver.
GRANBURY Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 6.70’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.
GRANGER Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps around shallow main lake roadbeds. Crappie are fair on marabou jigs in 4–12 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in 4–15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 5.91’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged Xcite Raptor JRs near rocky points. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
GREENBELT 43.38’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on watermelon/red flake lizards, chrome/black crankbaits, and shad in 5–8 feet. Crappie are excellent on live minnows over brush in 10–15 feet. Bream are good on live worms off piers and grass beds. Catfish to 68 pounds are excellent on trotlines baited with live bait.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 57–64 degrees; 21.27’ low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks, Rat–L–Traps, 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; 69–74 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and topwaters near grass. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared baits.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 71–75 degrees; 2.28’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastic jerkbaits and paddle tail worms in shallow areas. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines 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.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 69–74 degrees; 8.13’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits near wood cover. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Crappie are good 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.
LBJ Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 0.42’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, watermelon Curb’s Erratic jigs, and weightless green pumpkin Texas rigged Whacky Sticks along break lines of flats in 6–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles in 15 feet. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 5.12’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads near rock piles. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair 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; 70–74 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are good but small on pet spoons and slabs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 8–15 feet. Blue catfish are fair on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MACKENZIE 93.16’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 76–79 degrees; 1.62’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and buzz/hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
MEREDITH 99.82’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 70–74 degrees; 0.17 low. Black bass are fair on shad pattern squarebills and topwater frogs. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and minnows in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair but small on minnows at Crappie Point. Channel catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait in baited areas. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and goldfish. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 59–64 degrees; 36.77’ low. Black bass are good on Zell Pops, Rat–L–Traps, 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; 18.42’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics, 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; 69–73 degrees; 0.78’ low. Black bass are slow on weightless worms around docks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs and crankbaits. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
PALO DURO 55.67’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 59–65 degrees; 10.33’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps, Stanley Ribbits, 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; 70–74 degrees; 4.05’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits off points. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on live shad and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on prepared bait in the upper end of the lake. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 69–74 degrees; 3.88’ low. Black bass are fair on medium diving crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 68–73 degrees; 4.44’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics – some fish still on beds. Crappie are good 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; 68–72 degrees; 5.87’ low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and finesse worms. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
SAM RAYBURN Water lightly stained; 69–73 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 71–75 degrees; 1.99’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad off points. White bass are fair on live shad off points. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on dead shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 64.18’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 9.04’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.64’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 7.29’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 58–63 degrees; 19.47’ low. Black bass are fair to good on live shiners, 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; 70–74 degrees; 5.79’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut bait.
TEXOMA Water clear; 69–73 degrees; 4.27’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and Zara Spooks. Striped bass are fair 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 stained; 70–74 degrees; 1.62’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms in 12–22 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 15–25 feet. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2–6 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 52.76’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, watermelon worms, and smoke grubs in 8–24 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows in 20–30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp in 20–35 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on shad and small spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 69–72 degrees; 6.67’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 53–62 degrees; 30.67’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 9.12’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and liver.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 70–75 degrees; 4.08’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and white buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. 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.

 

Saltwater Fishing Reports

Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Redfish are good in the marsh on SkitterWalks and Stanley Ribbits.
SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and around slicks on plastics. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good at the jetty on live shrimp and plastics.
BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on plastics and Crazy Croakers. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.
TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are fair to good on the shell along the east shoreline on Corkies.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and Catch 2000s. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on the reefs on live shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Bull redfish are good on the beachfront on live bait. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Trout are showing in the surf when the wind allows.
TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on Dollar Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.
FREEPORT Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout and redfish are good at the jetties on live shrimp and finger mullet. Bull redfish are good on the beach.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. Trout are good on the east end of the bay while wading the reefs.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Redfish are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp.
PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters over sand and grass in the guts in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. Trout are good at the jetty on live shrimp.
ROCKPORT Redfish are good on the Estes Flats on topwaters and live shrimp. Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.
PORT ARANSAS Trout are fair to good on live shrimp while working potholes on the flats. Redfish are fair to good at East Flats and around Dagger Island on shrimp and crabs. Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers.
CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp and Gulps. Trout are good on topwaters in Oso Bay.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good at night in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in the grass on the King Ranch shoreline on small topwaters. Trout are good on the upper end of the Laguna on Gambler Flappin’ Shad and Corkies.
PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on Corkies around sand and grass and at the Saucer. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and while anchored with natural baits at East Cut.
SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Redfish are fair while drifting sand and grass on Gulps and live shrimp under a popping cork.
PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good in South Bay on topwaters. Snook are good in the channel and on the edge of the flats.