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ALAN HENRY Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 2.56’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters, Texas rigged worms, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 12–18 feet. Catfish are excellent on cut bait up the river.
AMISTAD Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 24.50’ low. Black bass are good on Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on minnows, slabs, and small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on topwaters and large jerkbaits. Catfish are fair on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.
ARROWHEAD Water fairly clear; 65–70 degrees; 0.32’ high. No reports on black bass. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.
ATHENS Water stained; 66–72 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on rod and reel as well as prepared bait.
BASTROP Water clear; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin and perch colored soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, frozen shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 9.57’ high. Black bass are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water stained; 65–70 degrees; 0.45’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flipping jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.
BONHAM Water stained to muddy, 66–71 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, shallow crankbaits and flipping jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows around the bridges.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained to muddy, 67–71 degrees: 1.10’ high. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.22’ high. Black bass are slow.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 2.87’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, chartreuse Terminator spinnerbaits, and pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks over grass in creeks. Striped bass are fair on white jigs, silver Pirk Minnows, and live bait in 12–25 feet. White bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, watermelon Senkos, and Li’l Fishies early. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water muddy; 2.40’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps may be closed due to flooding in the area.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 1.61’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and spinnerbaits, and on root beer/red flake Baby Brush Hogs in creeks, and main lake flats in 10–18 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits upriver. Smallmouth bass are good on chartreuse tubes on jigheads, white JDC curl tail grubs, and Bleeding Shad Tiny Traps along main lake points and ledges. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged soft plastics and finesse jigs near docks and shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.
CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 23.38’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows.
COLEMAN Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 1.21’ high. Black bass are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 68 degrees in main lake; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 20.33’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on small spinnerbaits.
COOPER Water stained; 1.18’ high. No report available.
FAIRFIELD Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011.
FALCON Water murky; 68–72 degrees; 23.01’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse deep running crankbaits and Carolina rigged soft plastics.
FAYETTE Water murky. Black bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.
FORK Water stained to muddy; 67–71 degrees; 0.33’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged creature baits, squarebill crankbaits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water murky; 64–69 degrees; 0.83’ high. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, swimbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.
GIBBONS CREEK Water murky. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows.
GRANBURY Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
GRANGER Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 9.26’ high. Black bass are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water stained to muddy; 8.83’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water.
GREENBELT 33.38’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.49’ high. Black bass are good on June bug soft plastic worms on the south side of the lake in 8–15 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows off piers and over brush piles in
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 66–72 degrees; 8.96’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, weightless flukes and Texas rigs.
JOE POOL Water stained to muddy; 67–70 degrees; 5.04’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, buzzbaits and buzz frogs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water muddy; 9.77’ high. No report available. Please call ahead as some ramps are closed due to high water. Use caution when navigating lake.
LAVON Water stained to muddy; 67–71 degrees: 4.70’ high. Black bass are slow on buzzbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
LBJ Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.93’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored topwaters, watermelon red Rat–L–Traps, and green pumpkin tubes in
LEWISVILLE Water stained to muddy; 66–70 degrees; 3.19’ high. Black bass are fair on creature baits and flipping jigs in bushes and shallow cover.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 1.12’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 71.94’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 77–83 degrees; 0.05’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, white buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
MEREDITH 58.18’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 68–73 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs, bladed jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.
NASWORTHY 65–71 degrees; 1.19’ low. Black bass are fair to good on jigs, Texas rigged lizards and weightless flukes. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 6.50’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 65–71 degrees; 44.18’ low. Black bass are fair on Senkos, chatterbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 13.3’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, spinnerbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use
PALESTINE Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 1.02’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, swimjigs and topwater baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
PALO DURO 54.79’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water off color; 64–70 degrees; 0.23’ low. Black bass are fair on medium running crankbaits, Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and split shot weighted flukes. Crappie are fair to good on chartreuse jigs and live minnows. White bass are fair to good on Road Rooster Tails. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cur bait.
PROCTOR Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 11.64’ high. Black bass are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and small plastic swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 2.22’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, buzz frogs and swimjigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 67–70 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 2.40’ high. Black bass are slow.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 8.02’ high. Black bass are slow.
SPENCE 54.94’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 0.45’ high. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.04’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 4.22’ high. Black bass are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 65–69 degrees; 25.66’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained to muddy; 67–72 degrees; 1.30’ high. Black bass fair on hollow body frogs, buzz frogs and Texas rigged creature baits.
TEXOMA Water stained; 66–70 degrees; 7.48’ high. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, spinnerbaits and Pop Rs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 0.47’ high. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 3.13’ high. Black bass are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 0.15’ high. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 64–69 degrees; 16.69’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 17.34’ high. Black bass are slow.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water muddy; 28.89’ high. No report available.

 


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