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Posted: Jul 3, 2013 3:38 PM

Updated: Jul 3, 2013 3:39 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for July 3 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

CENTRAL

BASTROP: Water clear; 80-84 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 7.44' low. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night in 15-18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, doughbait, and hot dogs in 8-15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 80-84 degrees; 12.81' low. Black bass to 3 pounds are fair on crankbaits, white flukes, and green pumpkin soft plastic worms around docks in 8-10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over baited brush piles in 5-15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 29.23' low. Black bass are fair on Chug Bugs, flukes, and watermelon/candy Whacky Sticks in creeks early. Striped bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps and plastic swim baits at daylight. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are fair on pink/white and chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

CANYON LAKE: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 9.40' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin flukes and JDC Skip-N-Pop topwaters early. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over humps and jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and pumpkin Curb's jigs early. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 77-81 degrees; 15.79' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows in 15-25 feet. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits early and late. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and cut shad over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 7.49' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and frozen shrimp.

GRANGER: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.60' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/black tube jigs in 6-12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.56' low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits, white jigs, and green pumpkin tubes in 6-15 feet early. Striped bass are good on 2" Spoiler Shads and Little Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 1.45' low. Black bass are good on silver Rat-L-Traps and shallow running crankbaits in Liberty Hill Park. White bass are fair on silver spoons and watermelon spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pearl jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 5.09' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cut shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 2.11' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 7.85' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on hot dogs and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 54.43' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water lightly stained; 77-81 degrees; 9.91' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on shrimp and live bait.

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear, 79-84 degrees; 2.97' low. Black bass are slow on weightless Flukes and Senkos. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 79-85 degrees; 5.36' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged Grande Bass Rattlesnakes in blue fleck and black/blue football jigs in deeper water. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

BONHAM: Water stained, 80-85 degrees; 0.54' low. Black bass are good in flooded vegetation, cattails, around boat docks and on points. Crankbaits, soft plastics, jigs and topwaters are all working well key is to cover water. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around bridges and brush piles in 12-15'. Catfish are good on minnows along the bank in the park area.

BRIDGEPORT: Water clear; 79-84 degrees; 18.43' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws and finesse jigs around shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines.

CADDO: Water stained; 80-85 degrees; 0.20' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged Baby Brush Hogs in California 420. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 78-83 degrees; 4.28' low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around deeper docks and deep diving crankbaits on deeper brush piles. Some topwater action noted early. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines.

COOPER: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 8.91' low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and shad pattern wakebaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Catfish are good on cut bait and trotlines.

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.

FORK: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 4.87' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged flukes and DD22s in soddy blue on main lake points larger squarebill crankbaits are effective early and late along main points. Dock bite is getting better. Yellow bass and white bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows near bridges. Catfish are good on trotlines.

GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 6.48' low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craw baits and finesse jigs near rocky points. Crappie are slow on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 80-85 degrees; 0.90' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged soft plastics along brush piles in 10-12'. Some fish being caught on weightless soft jerkbaits as well. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad.

LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 1.80' low. Black bass are good on weightless Flukes and wacky rigged Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml.

LAVON: Water lightly stained; 79-85 degrees; 7.77' low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and Lucky Craft RC 2.5 crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml.

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 5.11' low. Black bass are good on shakyheads and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on jigs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut shad.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 80-86 degrees; 2.46' low. Black bass are good on swim jigs and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 79-85 degrees; 0.01' low. Black bass are good on shad pattern squarebills and bladed jigs in baitfish patterns. Frog bite improving in areas with lily pads. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 79-84 degrees; 1.17' low. Black bass are slow on Senkos and trick worms rigged weightless around docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on jigs and crankbaits. Catfish are good on cut bait.

RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 79-85 degrees; 3.22' low. Black bass are good on football jigs along points. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 4.51' low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged soft plastics along main lake points in 8-10' (large 10-12" worms have been best). Deep diving crankbaits in shad patterns are effective as well. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water clear; 79-84 degrees; 7.14' low. Black bass are fair on medium crankbaits near brush piles in 8-10'. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 81-86 degrees; 5.99' low. Black bass are good on flipping jigs and wakebaits around shallow cover. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on cut bait and trotlines.

TEXOMA: Water clear; 78-83 degrees; 0.28' high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics and Zara Spooks around docks midway back in creeks and pockets. Smallmouth are good on small shad type swimbaits. Striped bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml

WEATHERFORD: Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 6.00' low. Black bass fair around docks and on deeper brush piles. Shakyheads and drop shots have been best. No report on other species. . Please call ahead as low water is making launching difficult.

WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 6.79' high. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait. All boaters and anglers should be aware of new TPWD regulations to prevent the spread of invasive species see: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/fish_hunt/fish/exotic.phtml.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 59.15' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin crankbaits, topwaters, spooks, and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on stinkbait and live perch. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG: Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are very good on tilapia, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam.

CALAVERAS: Water clear. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and shad. Redfish are fair on live bait near the dam in 10-20 feet. Channel catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Blue catfish are fair on liver and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 78-82 degrees; 20.56' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails in 5-15 feet early. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver.

COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 1.76' low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.

FALCON: Water murky; 80-84 degrees; 34.89' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and brush hogs off points. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait upriver. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

SOUTHEAST

CONROE: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 2.62' low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and live bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.74' low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on purple/red tail worms and black/red eye frogs among lily pads early and late. Crappie are very good on live minnows 10 feet deep in 15-20 feet around structure. Bream are good on live worms in 15 feet. Channel catfish are good on perch. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 79-83 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat-L-Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows, troll tubes, and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are excellent on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 2.82' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and crankbaits. White bass are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and liver.

STEINHAGEN: 1.32' high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 2.15' low. Black bass are fair on redbug soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and livers in 20-30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

PANHANDLE

GREENBELT: 44.55' low. No report available.

MACKENZIE: 95.1' low. No report available.

MEREDITH: 100.89' low. No report available.

PALO DURO: 50.64' low. No report available.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 72-77 degrees; 12.81' low. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigs, weightless flukes and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

ARROWHEAD: Water off color; 71-78 degrees; 13.62' low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks, Texas rigs and shallow running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

COLORADO CITY: 17.68' low. No report available.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 72-77 degrees; 12.05' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and watermelon/red flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off color; 73-78 degrees; 23' low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Texas rigs and Senkos. Crappie are good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.

NASWORTHY: No report available.

OAK CREEK: Water stained; 71-77 degrees; 18.42' low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, Texas rigs and shakyheads. Crappie are good on jigs and live minnows. Catfish are good on chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 38.8' low. Black bass are good on Zara Spooks early and late, midday switching to Texas rigs, Senkos and drop-shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 72-78 degrees; 11.02' low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Yum Dingers, shallow running crankbaits, drop-shot rigs and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.

SPENCE: 64.03' low. No report available.

STAMFORD: 9.91' low. No report available.

SWEETWATER: Water murky; 73-79 degrees; 20.83' low. Black bass are fair to good on Senkos, Texas rigs and wacky rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 73-78 degrees; 32.13' low. No report available.

COASTAL

NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the cuts and drains leading to the marsh on shrimp and Gulps.

SOUTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good while drifting the reefs on live shrimp and topwaters. Drifter have been working slicks and pods of shad. Trout and redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Trout are fair to good at the rigs on finger mullet.

BOLIVAR: Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels and topwaters. Black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good in the surf on live shrimp.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working wells and shell pads on shrimp, croakers, Bass Assassins, Tidal Surges, Gulps and Sand Eels. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs, in the marsh and at the spillway.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Most fish have been behind slicks. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on the Ship Channel on croakers and plastics.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are good for drifters on live bait over reefs. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for tarpon, kingfish and ling.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good on the reefs on live shrimp and croakers. Solid trout have come from the edge of the Ship Channel on croakers and shrimp. Flounder are fair at night for giggers.

FREEPORT: Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Trout, Spanish mackerel and sand trout are good at the jetties on soft plastics and shrimp.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp on the edges of the back lakes on the outgoing tide.

PORT O'CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are fair to good in the surf and at the jetty on croakers and soft plastics.

ROCKPORT: Trout are fair to good in the channels on free-lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island.

PORT ARANSAS: Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair to good in the surf on topwaters, piggies and croakers. Offshore is good for kingfish and ling.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are fair to good in the deeper holes on croakers and piggy perch.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair on topwaters and croakers around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good on the King Ranch shoreline on croakers, topwaters and plum plastics. Trout are good at night on live shrimp in the Land Cut.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and on live bait around East Cut.

SOUTH PADRE: Redfish and trout are good in the shallows of South Bay and adjacent flats on shrimp and Gulps under rattling corks.

PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and Gulps. Redfish are fair to good on live shrimp and mullet around spoils. Trout are fair to good at Laguna Vista on small Super Spooks and SkitterWalks.

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