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ALAN HENRY Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 0.66’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigs, Senkos and shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on chartreuse (use Worm–Glo) nightcrawlers.
AMISTAD Water murky; 89–93 degrees; 28.00’ low. Black bass are good on frogs, spooks, Pop–Rs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on Red Fins and large topwaters. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers under a cork in 6–15 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines, droplines, and throwlines on live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water off color; 78–87 degrees; 0.38’ low. No report available.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 88–93 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black bass are good on weightless wacky worms and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 86–90 degrees. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.06’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and frozen shad.
BOB SANDLIN Water murky; 87–92 degrees; 1.31’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and flipping jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.
BONHAM Water stained, 87–91 degrees; 1.51’ low. Black bass are good on swimbaits, topwaters and crankbaits neat cattails as well as deep water. Crappie are good on minnows around brush piles in 10–12’. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait, shrimp, cut bait and stinkbait.
BRAUNIG Water stained. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastic worms over grass beds. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points. Redfish are good on perch, tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, and cut bait near the dam. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait.
BRIDGEPORT Water stained, 1.49’ low. No report available. Use caution when navigating the lake due to floating debris.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are good on redbug Grande Bass worms, Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, and watermelon red Berkley saber tails over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Hybrid striper are good drifting shad around docks at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.
BUCHANAN Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 11.27’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Skip–N–Pop topwaters, white Curb’s buzzbaits, Erratic jigs, and weightless Texas rigged purple flake Whacky Sticks off points in 5–15 feet at first light. Striped bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps and topwaters at first light on the surface in 30 feet, and jigging white Curb’s bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on Pirk Minnows, Shad Raps, and Tiny Traps over rock piles in 20–35 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.
CADDO Water stained; 86–91 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
CALAVERAS Water stained. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad near the railroad trestle. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water murky; 83–87 degrees; 0.67’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged watermelon Whacky Sticks, watermelon red Flukes, and white crankbaits in 2–8 feet at first light. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on watermelon JDC grubs and craws on main lake points and ledges in 10–15 feet. Crappie are fair on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over submerged brush piles in 10 feet upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines and trotlines upriver.
CEDAR CREEK Water stained; 86–91 degrees; 1.05 low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwaters. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
CHOKE CANYON Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 21.58’ low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics on main lake points. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
COLEMAN Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 6.43’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards. Hybrid striper are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water stained; 85 degrees in main lake, 95 at hot water discharge; 0.77’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around grass beds. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs at Coletoville Bridge in 10–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish to 15 pounds are good on live perch, and on juglines baited with cut bait in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 18.82’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 0.97’ low. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on bloodbait, liver, and shrimp.
COOPER Water stained; 0.92’ low. 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; 89–93 degrees; 18.71’ low. Black bass are fair on large soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait. 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 fair on spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps early and late. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.
FORK Water lightly stained; 87–92 degrees; 1.03’ low. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs around pads and Texas rigged 10” worms in 10–15’. White and yellow bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water clear; 80–88 degrees; 7.37’ low. Black bass are fair on drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms, and on watermelon spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp.
GRANBURY Water murky; 88–92 degrees; 0.03’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp.
GRANGER Water clear; 85–89 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and Model A crankbaits upriver near the island. White bass are good on slab spoons along humps and ridges near the dam. Crappie are very good jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.
GRAPEVINE Water stained; 8.80’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.
GREENBELT 35.16’ low. No report available.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 1.00’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on blue flake and watermelon red soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds and off piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with bream. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 81–89 degrees; 18.43’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching Texas rigs, shallow to medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad.
JOE POOL Water stained; 4.03’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained; 87–91; degrees; 2.02’ high. Black bass are slow on flipping jigs and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.
LAVON Water stained; 1.29’ low. Black bass slow on squarebill crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair trotlines.
LBJ Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.75’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless watermelon Whacky Sticks, JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps along seawalls in 5–15 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
LEWISVILLE Water stained; 1.95’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.
LIVINGSTON Water fairly clear; 85–89 degrees; 0.61’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on pet spoons, Rat–L–Traps, and Zara Spooks. White bass are good on pet spoons and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.
MACKENZIE 70.84’ low. No report available.
MARTIN CREEK Water clear; 96–100 degrees; 1.25’ low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
MEREDITH 62.63’ low. No report available.
MONTICELLO Water lightly stained; 95–101 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits and drop shot worms near the intake. Some fish being caught on hollow body frog near pads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on prepared bait
NASWORTHY No report available.
NAVARRO MILLS Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are good on Little Georges near the boat ramp in Liberty Hill Park. Crappie are fair but mostly small on minnows over brush piles in 12–16 feet. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with perch. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 79–86 degrees; 42.57’ low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Senkos, Texas rigs and square bill crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs fished shallow. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 79–87 degrees; 18.49’ low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Carolina and Texas rigs. 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; 87–91 degrees; 0.89’ low. Black bass are good on square bill crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are good on white jigs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. White bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad
PALO DURO 53.12’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water fairly clear; 79–87 degrees; 0.29’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Carolina rigs, drop shot rigs, Texas rigs and DD22s. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on live shad and nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.35’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are good on live shad. White bass are good on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad and minnows. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
RAY HUBBARD Water slightly stained; 87–92 degrees; 1.17’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water stained; 86–92 degrees; 1.82’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on white jigs near brush piles. White bass are fair on crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 0.17’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms and medium crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, liver, and cut bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 85–89 degrees; 3.45’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, minnows, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 58.99’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD 0.79’ low. No report available.
STEINHAGEN 1.95’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 79–86 degrees; 29.09’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 88–92 degrees; 0.65’ low. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows and slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
TEXOMA Water stained to muddy; 1.67’ high. No report available. Please use caution when navigating lake due to floating debris.
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 1.82’ low. Black bass are fair on redbug and plum soft plastic worms and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on spoons and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, stinkbait, and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water murky; 87–91 degrees; 12.30’ low. Black bass are good on red shad worms, chartreuse topwaters, and white grubs in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons in 10–20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and fresh cut perch in 15–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water stained; 2.00’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 80–87 degrees; 15.66’ low. No report available.
WHITNEY Water murky; 86–90 degrees; 1.14’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on small crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained to muddy; 87–92 degrees; 6.65’ high. Black bass are slow on hollow body frogs and flipping jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

 


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