Freshwater Fishing Reports

Water Body Report
ALAN HENRY Water lightly stained; 55–64 degrees; 13.3’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat–L–Traps, jigs, shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 36.81’ low. Black bass are good on blue/black and red/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and striper jigs. White bass are fair on white spinnerbaits, jigging spoons, and minnows. Catfish are good on liver and cheesebait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 54–63 degrees; 15.83’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on live shiners and Little George’s. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
ATHENS Water clear, 59–63 degrees; 2.69’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are slo3w on minnow and white jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
BASTROP Water clear; 72–76 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 10.40’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on hot dogs and shrimp. 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.
BOB SANDLIN Water clear; 58–64 degrees; 6.54’ low. Black bass are slow on Flukes and small swimbaits. Some fish being caught on black/blue jigs near wood cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.
BONHAM Water stained, 58–63 degrees; 2.65’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, jigs, soft plastic jerkbaits and topwaters.
BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are good on green striper jigs and shad.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear, 57–61 degrees; 20.43’ low. Black bass are slow on Xcite XB–1 squarebills in reverse sexy shad near main lake points. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. 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.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 9.62’ low. Black bass are good on Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, craw colored jigs, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, minnows, and shad colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on liver and doughbait over baited holes.
BUCHANAN Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 31.88’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, pumpkin Curb’s jigs, and smoke/red flake JDC Spider Grubs in 4–12 feet. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads, Rat–L–Traps, and jigging Pirk Minnows in 20–40 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live goldfish.
CADDO Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and shallow crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See Possession and Transport.
CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. Redfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 7.34’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps and P.B.J plastic stickbaits over flats in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads and Red Fins. Smallmouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 5.80’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 22.54’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon, pumpkinseed, and tequila sunrise soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 10–20 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white/pink tube jigs.
COLEMAN Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 15.34’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 68 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.20’ low.
COLORADO CITY 20.05’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water lightly stained; 68–72 degrees; 2.17’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow.
COOPER Water clear; 68–72 degrees; 13.44’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
FAIRFIELD Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010.
FALCON Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 27.47’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics and Brush Hogs in 8–20 feet. Striped bass are slow.
FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon and tequila sunrise soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait.
FORK Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 5.79’ low. Black bass are slow on black/blue flipping jigs and weightless soft plastics near edges of hydrilla. Creek channel swings near deeper water are best. Yellow bass and white bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows near the bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 55–63 degrees; 12.18’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs, jigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs over structure. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon red and watermelon gold soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.
GRANBURY Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 8.83’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANGER Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 0.77’ high. Black bass are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water clear; 57–61 degrees; 9.81’ low. Black bass are slow on deep crankbaits and football jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows near floating docks. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
GREENBELT 41.43’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 1.55’ low. Black bass are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 55–62 degrees; 21.85’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running pearl crankbaits, Texas rigs, shakyheads and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around deep water structure. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
JOE POOL Water clear; 59–64 degrees; 1.80’ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastic jerkbaits near grass. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and rod and reel.
LAKE O’ THE PINES Water lightly stained; 60–64; degrees; 1.85’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on perch and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See Possession and Transport.
LAVON Water lightly stained; 61–65 degrees; 12.42’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. White bass are slow on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See Possession and Transport.
LBJ Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass are very good on Curb’s buzzbaits and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps in 5–12 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows under crappie docks. Yellow catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water clear; 58–63 degrees; 8.53’ low. Black bass are fair on Bandit 200 crankbaits and small shad pattern soft plastic swimbaits near rocky points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on jigs and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers. 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.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 70–74 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on perch and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 96.15 low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 71–74 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are good on 4–6” plastic swimbaits rigged weedless and white bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and perch.
MEREDITH 94.17’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water fairly clear; 65–69 degrees; 0.82’ high. Black bass are fair on black and yellow flipping jigs and creature baits around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 58–63 degrees; 42.63’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and medium running shad pattern crankbaits.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 52–63 degrees; 21.12’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water clear; 57–61 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are fair on weightless wacky worms around docks. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs.
PALO DURO 48.04’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 54–62 degrees; 12.25’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, drop shot rigs, crankbaits and Carolina rigs.
PROCTOR Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 7.76’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs.
RAY HUBBARD Water clear; 59–63 degrees; 6.95’ low. Black bass are slow on medium crankbaits and hollow belly swimbaits near rip rap. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 59–62 degrees; 7.41’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and Texas rig creature baits along creek channels. 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 lightly stained; 58–63 degrees; 8.72’ low. Black bass are fair on deep crankbaits and Carolina rigs. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 6.08’ low. Black bass are good on tequila sunrise soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits, and on watermelon red topwaters in 20–30 feet. White bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 3.48’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs.
SPENCE 65.15’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 11.33’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 0.64’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 9.99’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See Possession and Transport.
SWEETWATER Water murky; 52–61 degrees; 22.62’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Rat–L–Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 9.01’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs.
TEXOMA Water clear; 59–62 degrees; 6.13’ low. Black bass are slow on Flick shake worms and drop shot rigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. 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 murky; 70–74 degrees; 4.10’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs.
TRAVIS Water murky; 70–74 degrees; 55.40’ low. Black bass are good on crawfish crankbaits, watermelon worms, and jigs. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on white jigging spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 58–62 degrees; 8.09’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 34.18’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water stained; 68–72 degrees; 11.47’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver/chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on pet spoons, Charlie slabs, and hellbenders. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on liver and nightcrawlers.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water lightly stained; 60–65 degrees; 5.62’ high. Black bass are slow on black/blue jigs or green pumpkin beaver style baits fished slow around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake. See Possession and Transport.

Saltwater Fishing Reports

Water Body Report
NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp.
SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are good at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide.
BOLIVAR Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics.
TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout are good under birds in the upper end of the bay.
EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for waders tossing soft plastics and topwaters. Trout and are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp.
WEST GALVESTON BAY Bull redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Flounder are fair at Seawolf Park on jigs tipped with shrimp.
TEXAS CITY Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp.
FREEPORT Bull redfish are good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. A few birds have worked in Christmas Bay.
EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are good for drifters on plastics and live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics.
WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp at Shell Island, Mad Island and Crab Lake.
PORT O’CONNOR Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet.
ROCKPORT Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish are good in the channel on shrimp and crabs.
PORT ARANSAS Trout are fair around the islands on mullet and shrimp.
CORPUS CHRISTI Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp.
BAFFIN BAY Trout are good over deep rocks on plum Bass Assassins, TTF plastics, Gulps and Sand Eels. Redfish are fair to good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs.
PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Flounder are fair around East Cut on Gulps. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on plastics.
SOUTH PADRE Redfish are fair to good on the Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on mullet and shrimp.
PORT ISABEL Trout are fair while drifting grass on plastics under popping corks. Redfish are fair at Airport Cove on shrimp and DOA Shrimp under popping corks.