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ALAN HENRY Water stained; 68–73 degrees; 9.99’ low. Black bass are fair on flukes, Senkos and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 28.65’ low. Black bass are very good on crankbaits, topwaters, Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, Senkos, and jigs. Striped bass are good on topwaters and Red Fins. White bass are fair on crankbaits and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 6–25 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch at night. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 67–71 degrees; 19.37’ low. One ramp open and few anglers have been on the lake.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 68–72 degrees; 0.70’ high. Black bass are good on topwater poppers and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
BASTROP Water stained; 67–71 degrees. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 11.09’ low. Black bass are good on blue/black soft plastic worms in coves. Hybrid striper are good on light blue jigs and chrome slabs. White bass are good on light blue jigs and chrome slabs. Crappie are very good on minnows and white jigs in 20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on summer sausage and Vienna sausage. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 69–73 degrees; 0.40’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and hollow body frogs Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
BONHAM Water stained, 66–70 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows around bridges and backs of creeks. Catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp and cut bait.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits along shorelines and structure. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and silver spoons. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Channel catfish are excellent on shrimp, liver, and stinkbait. Blue catfish are fair on chicken livers, shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained, 67–71 degrees; 23.66’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse with brown back crankbaits and small topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are slow on rod and reel. Call ahead as lake access is becoming severely limited.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 12.28’ low. Black bass to 7 pounds are excellent on green pumpkin Senkos and crankbaits in 2–6 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are excellent on swim baits, minnows, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits in 2–6 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish to 43 pounds are excellent on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 31.51’ low. Black bass are good on hard jerkbaits, JDC RocKraw trailers, and black/blue Whacky Sticks on jigheads along ledges in 12–20 feet. Striped bass are fair trolling crankbaits and drifting live bait in 20–30 feet. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained to muddy; 70–73 degrees; 2.50’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and white grubs. Striped bass are good on chicken livers, shad, and spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on nightcrawlers, shad, and liver in 10 – 20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 10.04’ low. Black bass are good on brown Curb’s hair jigs, JDC drop shot worms, and Scoundrel worms along break lines and ledges in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. White bass are fair on ¼oz. Blade Baits in 40 feet. Smallmouth bass are good on JDC smoke/red flake tubes, tomato red curl tail grubs, and tomato red drop shot worms over rock piles in 12–25 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained to muddy; 69–73 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and shad pattern crankbaits near shallow cover. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 27.71’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Texas rigged watermelon soft plastic lizards. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.
COLEMAN Water clear; 62–66 degrees; 18.49’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and dark soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water murky; 75 degrees in main lake, offline at hot water discharge; 0.38’ high. Black bass to 7 pounds are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 12 pounds are good on live perch and cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 23.36’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 65–69 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.
COOPER Water stained, 68–72 degrees: 0.92’ high. No report available.
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; 63–67 degrees; 21.84’ low. Black bass are excellent on spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows, grubs, and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, nightcrawlers, 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 stained. Black bass are good on watermelon, chartreuse, and black/blue Wacky Worms and Senkos in 5–15 feet, and on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad and shrimp over baited holes.
FORK Water stained to muddy; 69–73 degrees; 0.21’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and hollow body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnow and jigs near the bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 66–71 degrees; 16.06’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits, flukes and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and live minnows in 2–8 feet. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait.
GRANBURY Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 3.88’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/blue and pumpkinseed soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANGER Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows on points and windy shallow roadbeds. Crappie are good on jigs tipped with Berkley crappie nibbles in 4–10 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad in 10–15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
GRAPEVINE Water stained to muddy; 67–70 degrees; 2.01’ low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on rod and reel.
GREENBELT 44.21’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.46’ high. Black bass to 8 pounds are fair on June bug red crankbaits and topwaters. Smallmouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows around brush. Bream are fair on live worms off piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live worms. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 66–71 degrees; 31.23’ low. Black bass are fair to good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and chartreuse or white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 68–71 degrees; 2.21’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slab and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained to muddy; 67–72; degrees; 5.16’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
LAVON Water stained to muddy; 68–71 degrees; 1.13’ high. No report available.
LBJ Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.33’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Curb’s jigs and watermelon red tubes. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 67–72 degrees; 2.20’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 64–68 degrees; 0.61’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs and troll tubes. White bass are good on slabs and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are very good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MACKENZIE 91.1’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 69–82 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are good on topwaters and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.
MEREDITH 78.47’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water clear; 70–73 degrees; Full pool. Black bass are fair on Reaction Innovations Sweet Beavers and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits near the dam. White bass are fair on minnows from the bank in Liberty Hill Park. Crappie are very good on minnows and jigs in creeks and over brush piles. Channel catfish are very good on stinkbait and shad in Liberty Hill Park. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 66–72 degrees; 45.04’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, weightless Grande Bass Rattlesnakes and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 67–72 degrees; 25.64’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and split shot rigged flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs under a slip cork. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worn–Glo) nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water stained; 68–71 degrees; 1.74’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
PALO DURO 59.87’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 66–72 degrees; 13.94’ low. Black bass are fair to good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs, weightless Senkos and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on Road Runners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 12.66’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water slightly stained; 69–73 degrees; 3.85’ low. Black bass are good on shallow/medium crankbaits and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows near brush piles. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 0.54’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms near shallow cover. Some fishing being caught on hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 68–72 degrees; 5.55’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits and swim jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slab and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 3.73’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon red soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are fair on live minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, live minnows, and stinkbait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 3.00’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 70.94’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 16.91’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.80’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 13.43’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 65–71 degrees; 28.52’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 69–72 degrees; 3.85’ low. No report available.
TEXOMA Water clear; 68–71 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are fair on small swimbaits and topwater walking baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 0.51’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse/blue spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits in 6–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good trolling black/chartreuse jigs over hydrilla beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and liver in the mouths of creeks. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
TRAVIS Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 51.52’ low. Black bass are very good on Senkos, flukes, and crawfish crankbaits in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits, white grubs, and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on spoons and silver striper jigs. White bass are good on slabs and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water clear; 67–70 degrees; 5.31’ low. No report available. Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 66–71 degrees; 29.62’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 7.97’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/blue and blue/black spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slab spoons and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and shrimp.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 69–73 degrees; 9.23’ high. Black bass are fair on flipping jigs and bladed jigs near shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

 


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