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ALAN HENRY Water clear on the main lake, stained toward the river; 50 degrees; 1.74’ low. Black bass are slow on jigs and medium or shallow diving crankbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on rod and reel with punchbait on a #6 treble hook up the river.
AMISTAD Water murky; 66–70 degrees; 20.34’ 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 fairly clear; 49–56 degrees; 0.68’ low. Black bass are fair on finesse jigs, Texas rigs and slow rolled spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 53–57 degrees; 0.39’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are very good on watermelon and watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water stained; 55–60 degrees; 0.81’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad and horsehead jigs. White bass are good on slabs and spoons. 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 lightly stained; 52–56 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, lipless crankbaits and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
BONHAM Water stained; 51–54 degrees; 2.82’ low. Black bass are slow on jerkbaits, jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs along creek channels. Catfish are good drifting cut bait.
BRAUNIG Water murky. 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 lightly stained, 51–55 degrees: 0.38’ high. Black bass are slow on finesse jigs, lipless crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.27’ high. 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 stained; 65–69 degrees; 2.64’ 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; 54–58 degrees; 0.70’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
CALAVERAS Water murky. 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 stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.32’ high. 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 stained; 51–55 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows, Catfish are fair on trotlines.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 20.12’ 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 stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.31’ 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 murky; 81 degrees at the hot water discharge, 68 degrees in main lake; 1.98’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on dark spinnerbaits and crankbaits in 8–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 8–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on live perch and shad in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 12.99’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.03’ high. 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 stained to muddy; 3.71’ low. No report available.
FAIRFIELD Water lightly stained; 67–75 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass fair on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and soft jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish no report. Redfish no report.
FALCON Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 30.75’ 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 murky. 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 lightly stained; 52–55 degrees; 2.20’ low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water murky; 50–56 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and slow rolled spinnerbaits with a Colorado blade. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water stained. 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; 0.11’ 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; 62–66 degrees; 0.21’ 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 stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, weightless Senkos and bladed jigs in shad patterns. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
GREENBELT 31’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass to 9 pounds are very good on black, dark blue, green, plum, or plum/apple worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and shad.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 51–55 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue jigs, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 51–55 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 54–57 degrees: 0.75’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and weightless Flukes. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LAVON Water stained; 52–55 degrees: 2.74’ low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
LBJ Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 2.21’ 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 stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, bladed jigs and soft jerkbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.18’ 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 73.68’ low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.98’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs, and Texas rig craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
MEREDITH 60.46’ low. TPWD has begun restocking the lake with Walleye. Reports of black bass are rare. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 76–82 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
NASWORTHY 49–55 degrees; 1.44’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigs and DT10s. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 0.13’ high. 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; 49–56 degrees; 33.6’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, swimjigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 48–56 degrees; 8.91’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 51–55 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, bladed jigs and black and blue jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
PALO DURO 57.8’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water off color; 48–55 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.25’ 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 lightly stained; 51–54 degrees; 0.77’ low. Black bass are slow on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained; 50–53 degrees; 0.28’ high. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, weightless Flukes and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 50–54 degrees; 0.61’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigged craws and weightless Senkos. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.43’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are fair on liver and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 0.02’ high. 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 50’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 0.36’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on minnows and Rooster Tails. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.72’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.22’ high. 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 off color; 47–53 degrees; 22.69’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 52–56 degrees; 2.65’ low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, lipless crankbaits and flipping jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
TEXOMA Water stained; 50–53 degrees; 1.37’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and weightless Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 2.95’ 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 stained; 65–69 degrees; 1.41’ high. 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 murky. 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 lightly stained; 0.37’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 45–52 degrees; 19.59’ low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
WHITNEY Water stained; 65–69 degrees; 2.99’ 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 stained; 3.65’ high. No report available.

 


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