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ALAN HENRY Water clear; 84–88 degrees; 3.49’ low. Black bass are fair early on Carolina rigs, jigs and deep diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on juglines.
AMISTAD Water murky; 88–92 degrees; 20.26’ low. Black bass are good on soft plastics, jigs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow.
ARROWHEAD Water fairly clear; 85–89 degrees; 1.41’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters and Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows in the shallows. Catfish are good on worms and stinkbait.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.60’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, buzzbaits and Texas rig creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water murky; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 1.06’ high. Black bass are fair on topwaters, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.57’ low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, Texas rigged craws and spinnerbaits.
BONHAM Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 1.81’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and jigs on docks – topwaters effective early. Crappie are slow on brush piles near points. Catfish are excellent on cut bait.
BRAUNIG Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on live bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained, 81–85 degrees: 0.42’ high. Black bass are fair on Megabass Diamantes in HT Kossori Shad, topwaters and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.00’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps over brush piles, and on chartreuse topwaters.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.22’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon flukes, chartreuse Pop–R’s, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads off points early. Striped bass are fair on Spoiler Shads near the dam early. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp, minnows, and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on perch upriver.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 82–86 degrees; 0.65’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Reaction Innovations Sweet Beavers, black buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
CALAVERAS Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons and live bait along the crappie wall and the dam.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.32’ high. Black bass are fair on dark topwaters and watermelon Whacky Sticks over grass early and late.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and finesse jigs near docks and shallow cover. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 18.74’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
COLEMAN Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 1.18’ low. Black bass are fair on black/blue spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on green striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on bloodbait, nightcrawlers, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 99 degrees at the hot water discharge, 85 degrees in main lake; 1.08’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and soft plastics in 8–10 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and tube jigs in 8–12 feet. Tilapia are fair bowfishing in the shallows. Channel and blue catfish are good on droplines baited with live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 21.82’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
COOPER Water stained to muddy; 1.58’ low. 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; 88–92 degrees; 32.15’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow.
FAYETTE Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut shad.
FORK Water stained; 82–85 degrees; 1.45’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, white buzzbaits and hollow body frogs’. White and yellow bass are good on minnows and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.95’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos 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 slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on live perch.
GRANBURY Water murky; 88–92 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp.
GRANGER Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.82’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, and watermelon topwaters. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are good on white buzzbaits, shad pattern shallow crankbaits and shakyheads near boat docks. White bass and hybrid bass are slow on slabs.
GREENBELT 30.92’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass to 4 pounds are fair on black/red/red flake craw worms in 5–8 feet, and silver/red topwaters. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Bream are good on live worms from piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and shad.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 85–90 degrees; 1.45’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early and late, midday switching to crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and live shad.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.62’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, shallow crankbaits and weightless Senkos.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees: 2.60’ high. Black bass are fair on buzz frogs, wakebaits and Football jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
LAVON Water stained; 82–85 degrees: 2.06’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, flipping jigs and Texas rigged craws. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
LBJ Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.79’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/blue flake Whacky Sticks, chartreuse spinnerbaits, and Texas rigged soft plastics in 8–15 feet early. Striped bass are good on silver striper jigs and Spoiler Shads at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on blue tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers and liver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shallow crankbaits and shakyheads. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on pet spoons and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes and pet spoons.
MACKENZIE 72.96’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.78’ low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
MEREDITH 59.63’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.53’ high. Black bass are fair on deep crankbaits, squarebill crankbaits and drop shot worms. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
NASWORTHY 84–89 degrees; 1.12’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
NAVARRO MILLS Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits near the dam.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 35.85’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 11.04’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, jigs and chatterbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs in the shallows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.98’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs.
PALO DURO 54.31’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water off color; 84–90 degrees; 0.1’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs, medium running shad pattern crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cur bait.
PROCTOR Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.83’ low. Black bass are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water lightly stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.93’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and topwater poppers. Crappie are good 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; 81–85 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged Flukes, spinnerbaits and topwater walking baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 6.80’ high. Black bass are slow.
SPENCE 55.46’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 1.11’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.66’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 1.20’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are good on pet spoons and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 83–89 degrees; 23.07’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 82–85 degrees; 1.33’ low. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs, wake baits and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
TEXOMA Water stained; 81–84 degrees; 1.36’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, medium diving crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are slow on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 2.02’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and redbug soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on slab spoons.
TRAVIS Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon/blue flake worms in 12–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on silver slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and stinkbait.
WEATHERFORD Water lightly stained; 0.20’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 84–89 degrees; 18.79’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 2.76’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 5.87’ high. No report available.

 


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