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Texas Fishing Report

7 months 1 week 5 days ago Wednesday, October 16 2019 Oct 16, 2019 October 16, 2019 4:23 PM October 16, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By ELLIOTT MOORE
For The Associated Press

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Oct. 16 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml :

INLAND WATERS:

ALAN HENRY: FAIR. Water clear 79-83 degrees; 4.02feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater, rat a tat spoons and crank baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs among the steep shores. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

AMISTAD: FAIR. Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 32.29 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on most topwater tackle, buzzbaits, spinners, plastic worms, grubs, and crankbaits near rocky edges or vegetation. White bass haven't shown much activity recently. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Some baited holes have been attracting catfish. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 79-82 degrees; 1.82 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigs, topwaters and buzzbait in 7 feet of water or less. Crappie are excellent on live minnows and jigs amid brush piles and cover. Catfish are fair at night under lights on shad, cut bait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers.

ATHENS: FAIR. Water clear to stained; 78-82 degrees; 1.12 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Largemouth bass have started moving in more traditional sping and fall patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs with structure. All catfish are good on cutbait and stinkbait. Sunfish are good on earthworms around shallow vegetation.

AUSTIN: GOOD. Water clear; 77 degrees; 0.82 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, Carolina rigs in deeper water and white spinners in grass beds along the shoreline. Bluegill are good on weighted jigs, cut worms, and corn. Flatheads and blue catfish are fair on prepared baits in 5-10 feet under bobbers. Deeper waters have yielded more catfish with the slowdown of recreational boaters.

BASTROP: FAIR. Clear to slightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.65 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged plastic worms and lizards, and you will find them on edges of vegetation and creek beds with sharp drop offs that have become shallower in the past couple of days. Crappie are fair on jigs and live bait mostly around timber this time of year. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait or cutbait. Flathead catfish are fair on live bait. Creek channels and near the plant continue to payoff.

BELTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees; 1.75 feet low. The Northern wind hurt fishing a bit in the past week but largemouth bass are fair on stickbaits, chuggers, buzzbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms. Smallmouth bass are and have really picked up since last week on grubs and buzzbaits. Good fishing locations are on deeper points and edges of feeder tributaries. Hybrid stripers are fair on jigs and crankbaits. White bass are slow but have been hitting Alabama rigs. Crappie are picking up on mostly on jigs or live shiner. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad, shrimp, blood bait, and stinkbait.

BENBROOK: FAIR. Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 11.04 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms and lighter colored spinner baits. All largemouth success has come in 4 feet or more of water. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs expanding a bit around structures. Hybrid striped bass are good on the surface with spinners or spoons. White bass are good on slabs and will be found chasing shad schools. Catfish are good on stinkbait, and livebait. Sunfish are fair with prepared bait pellets or cut worms.

BOB SANDLIN: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 1.09 feet low. Last week's cold front helped with largemouth bass on topwater baits, and spinners with more coming to the surface in the past week. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around underwater structures. White bass are fair on jigs. Catfish are good on worms or stinkbait.

BRAUNIG: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 79-81 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms, and spinner baits in at least 6 feet of water or deeper. Red drum has been very active the past week and schooling around submerged points of baitfish on rattle traps. Striped bass are fair in open water on jigs and live shad following baitfish and birds. Smallmouth bass are fair on white grubs and jigs. Red drum is fair on rattle traps or live bait with crawfish. Catfish are fair on live bait and cheese bait.

BRIDGEPORT: FAIR. Water clear; 78-80 degrees: 4.64 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged worms, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows expanding their territory. White bass are good on slabs and with live minnows. Hybrid stripers are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait.

BROWNWOOD: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 77-81 degrees; 2.91 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, and topwater. White bass are good on slabs and school bait. Schooling has been stable in main lake area. Catfish have been good on prepared bait, and shad baited trot lines. Nighttime has been the right time for catfish.

BUCHANAN: FAIR. Water stained; 78-80 degrees; 1.86 feet low. Largemouth bass are good along the bank on topwater lures and lighter weight spinners. Striped bass are fair on plastic swim baits and Rat-L-Traps among bait fish. White bass are good on minnows and twisted tail jigs schooling in 20 feet of water. Crappie are fair on weighted crappie jigs and live minnows on structure. Channel catfish have been good on stink bait, yellow/blue catfish good on live bait or stink bait.

CADDO: GOOD. Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.26 feet high. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits till noon. They transition to plastic worms and spinner baits in the afternoon. Crappie have been smaller and are fair on smaller minnows and jigs trolling brush. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.

CANYON LAKE: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 79-83 degrees; 2.33 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater, plastic worms, and crankbaits adjusting to the habitat. Crappie are poor with weighted jigs. White bass have been fair on minnows on the river. Hybrid and striped bass are great on topwater baits, grubs, and jigging spoons. Catfish are fair on live bait and prepared bait. Near the dam has been successful for large catfish. They continue to be good on stinkbait and cutbait for channel and blue catfish, and live bait has been working for flathead.

CEDAR CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 76-78 degrees, 1.94 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigged creature baits, plastic worms and buzzbaits mainly with vegetation towards the north 198 & 175 bridges. Hybrid striper are good with blue Rat-L-Traps following the birds and schools of bait. Crappie are fair on pink and white jigs shooting under large docks. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water stained; 80-82 degrees; 16.88 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater and buzzbaits most of the mornings. For all day fishing use jigs, plastic worms, or tube baits in cover. White bass are slow with minnows and smaller rattle traps. Crappie are slow on all tackle. All catfish are good on larger live bait and cut baits.

COLEMAN: GOOD. Slightly stained. 79-84 degrees. 2.43 feet low. Hybrid strippers continue to be good on live shad and other live baits, fast lures, and topwater. Largemouth bass are fair to good on topwater baits, buzz baits, spinner baits, crank baits, plastic worms, jigs, and jerkbaits. We've had to try a lot of baits with changing patterns. Catfish have been good on live bait and stink bait swimming around 6 feet and deeper in main water. Trotline have also been successful recently.

CONROE: GOOD. Water stained; 76-83 degrees; 2.26 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on top water poppers, buzzbaits and plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles. Catfish are good on baited areas from 8 to 25 feet of water on stink bait and cut bait. Catfish are improving at night.

COOPER: FAIR. Water clear; 79-83 degrees; 1.93 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on mainly topwaters, Texas rigged craws, Carolina rigged worms and spinners. Flooded timber has been consistent and the drop offs around 6-10 feet. The white bass are schooling and continue to be good on slabs and live bait. The channel cats are good on punch bait and cut bait.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: GOOD. Water stained; 76-83 degrees; 2.51 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged worms, Carolina rigs, spinners, and crankbaits. Movement has continued to be consistent and best in the mornings. White bass are fair on rattletraps. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs lighted at night. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait, and cheesebait.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 76-82 degrees; 2.31 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, light colored spinners, and jigs around vegetation edges and private docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. At night catfish are good on cut bait and prepped bait.

FALCON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 83-87 degrees; 35.23 feet low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms, spinners, crankbaits, and topwaters. The best environments for largemouth are around flooded brush, points, and humps. Crappie continue to be slow. Catfish are good with all live baits including shrimp and shad plus stinkbait. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Slightly stained. 79-84 degrees; Largemouth bass are great on buzzbaits worked early and late in the day, and along the edge of the vegetation. Spinners and weedless worm rigs grass are better along deeper channel edges. Sunfish are fair on worms and crickets. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live bait, and cut bait.

FORK: GOOD. Water stained; 77-82 degrees; 1.85 feet low. Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. lunker fisherman continue to work around 10-15 feet of depth. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man-made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait especially in the evenings.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: FAIR. Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 2.13 feet low. Largemouth bass continues to be good on Texas rigs, buzzbaits, and spinners. The main catch is occurring around 9:30am at low to medium depths. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs amid larger structure. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait.

GRANBURY: GOOD. 75-80 degrees. 0.95 feet low. Largemouth bass have been excellent around the boat docks with worms, crankbaits and jigs. Crappie is good with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is fair fishing over baited holes in 5-15 feet of water. White bass are schooling mid lake and up towards the dam. Have a lure ready to cast when they surface. They can also be caught trolling and jigging with slabs.

GRANGER: GOOD. Water clear; 78 degrees; 0.83 feet low. Black bass are good up river on Model A crankbaits and recently on some topwaters. Crappie are very good all over the lake in 3 to 10 feet of water on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slab spoons fished over humps and ridges. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait fished on jug lines. Flathead catfish are slow.

GRAPEVINE: GOOD. Water stained; 76-81 degrees; 2.54 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas and Carolina rigged worms, spinner baits, and buzzbaits. Structure below 10 feet and around rocky shorelines has been holding bass. White bass continue to be good on live shad especially around the dam. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish seem to be nocturnal with live and prepped bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: FAIR. Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.27 feet low. Black bass are good on soft plastics, buzzbaits, and spinners at approximately 4-8 feet. White bass continue to be slow with jigs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Sunfish are good on live cut worms. Catfish are good on shad and stinkbait.

HUBBARD CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 2.10 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigs and topwater moving to shallower structure. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are active at night in shallower water under 10 feet on most all catfish bait including live and cut shad.

JOE POOL: FAIR. Water stained; 74-80 degrees; 2.87 feet low. The largemouth bass are fair to good on soft plastic worms, topwater, and spinnerbaits. In calm water, a C-rig or drop shot on the edge of creek channels with any structure present and 20+ feet of depth will produce results. Crappie has been good under bridges. White bass have primarily been found schooling in mid-deep water. Catfish have been good on a bobber deeper than 4 feet.

LAKE O' THE PINES: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 80-82 degrees; 0.69 feet high. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater, swim baits and chatter baits. Crappie are slow. Sand bass are schooling. As the water cools the bite continues to be picking up. Catfish are fair on live, cut, and prepped baits.

LAVON: FAIR. Water stained; 78-80 degrees: 4.47 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair to good on white spinners, Carolina rigged lizards, topwater and Texas rigged worms. White bass are fair in deeper water near the dam on small jigs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and prepped blood bait.

LBJ: FAIR. Water clear to stained; 78-81 degrees; 0.66 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on worms and jigs around private docks and cover. Crappie have been decent on jigs around docks as well. White bass are fair on jigs, smaller crankbaits, and minnows. Crappie are good on weighted jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait, flathead catfish good on live bait. Trot lines are best with live bait.

LEWISVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 1.96 feet low. Largemouth bass continue to be good on crankbaits, Texas rigged plastic baits, and spinnerbaits in shallow water. White bass are good on slabs and have been schooling with baitfish being active. Crappie are good on minnows and weighted jigs around structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.

LIMESTONE: FAIR. Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 2.64 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms and buzz baits in proximity to creeks. White bass and hybrid stripers are fair on slabs by baitfish. Crappie are fair on minnows or crappie jigs between 8-14 feet. Catfish are good on cut shad, shrimp, worms, or prepped baits.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water stained; 78-80 degrees; 1.24 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, spinners, topwater baits and jigs closest to the Kickapoo. Striped bass are good on spoons, and Rat-L-Traps in open water. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass have been good on spoons. Catfish are fair on live bait, and flavored prepared baits.

MARTIN CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 77-82 degrees; 3.06 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwaters, Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around brush piles and creek channels. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, or prepped bait. Trot lines continue to pay off.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water stained; 79-81 degrees; 5.99 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, spinners, and minnows. Crappie are picking up but still slow with weighted jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on small crankbait and jigs. Striped bass are fair on rattletraps in deep water. Smallmouth bass are fair on white grubs and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait, and blood baits.

MEREDITH: FAIR. Water clear; 76-82 degrees; 46.86 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigged plastics throughout the lake. Smallmouth bass are fair on minnows, crayfish, and worms. Walleye are slow on crankbait and spinners. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait.

NASWORTHY: FAIR. Water stained to murky; 65 degrees 0.88 feet low. Largemouth Bass to six pounds being caught on Blue Fleck Power Worm in the reeds. Crappie fair to good under the bridge and on reed points on jigs and crappie minnows.

NAVARRO MILLS: FAIR. 79-82 degrees. 2.06 feet low. Crappie are fair on minnows around brush piles. Catfish are fair in the west end on the lake on baited holes. White bass are good on slabs around main lake points. Black bass are slow.

O.H. IVIE: FAIR. Water stained; 75-81 degrees; 9.62 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina and Texas rigged worms and minnows. The lunker largemouths have been caught below 15 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 76-82 degrees; 1.83 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, Texas rigs and Carolina rigged worms on ridges. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows around coves. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live and cut shad.

PALESTINE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees; 1.62 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged worms and crankbaits near the creek beds above the pipeline and moving to submerged edges. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows when you have manmade structures. Hybrid stripers are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs around the deeper water by the dam. Catfish are excellent on shad and chicken livers from dusk on throughout the night.

POSSUM KINGDOM: FAIR. Water clear; 77-81 degrees; 1.54 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, topwater, and spinner baits around vegetation. The bass have been feeding a bit shallower than previous weeks. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass remain good on jigs, slabs, and spoons. Striped bass are fair on live shad and jigs in the main channels of the lake. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.

PROCTOR: FAIR. Water stained. 80-82 degrees. 3.02 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, and plastic worms particularly in medium water structure. Trolling for stripper has been fair. Crappie have been good especially near the flood-controlled spillway on jigs. Catfish have been good on stinkbait and cut bait.

RAY HUBBARD: FAIR. Water stained; 80 degrees; 3.37 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners and topwater poppers. Crappie are still good on jigs and minnows with larger piles. White bass and hybrid stripers are fair on slabs in the lower lake. Catfish are good on stinkbait, livers, and cut bait.

RAY ROBERTS: FAIR. Water stained: 78-82 degrees; 0.83 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on light Carolina rigged worms and lizards, along with spinners, jerk baits, and crank baits moving shallower over the past week. White bass are fair on spoons and Alabama rigs throughout a lot of the lake deeper than 10 feet. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Bluegill are good with cut worms among brush. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: GOOD. Water stained; 80-81 degrees; 2.59 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners and jigging spoons around timber. Topwater has been better and seems to be a pattern. White bass and hybrids are good on slabs and jigs using your fish finding equipment to identify schools of baitfish. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs with heavier brush piles. Catfish are fair on live bait and cut bait.

SAM RAYBURN: FAIR. Water stained; 79-81 degrees; 2.93 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, topwater and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good with live bait and cut bait.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 78-81 degrees; 0.30 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, baits, spinners, and topwaters. They are moving without a consistent pattern currently. Hybrid stripers and white bass are fair in open water chasing shad schools. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live bait, and cut bait. Trot lines and nighttime fishing have both been great for catfish.

SPENCE: GOOD. Water clear to stained. 66-72 degrees; 35.71 feet low. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and Texas rig worms and craws. Crappie good on crappie minnows and jigs in both creeks and along the dam.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 1.34 feet low. Fishing near the powerplant have been best for largemouth bass. They have been fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms, Alabama rigs, and spinners. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait prepped pellets.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: FAIR. Water clear; 78-81 degrees; 1.66 feet low. Fall is finally here with regards to fishing patterns. Largemouth are good on topwaters and with soft plastics. White bass are fair on downriggers fished in open water with small spoons and school baits. Sunfish are fair in shallow hydrilla/rock/wood mixed areas on worms.

TAWAKONI: FAIR. Water stained; 77-80 degrees; 1.49 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with man-maid cover on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and jigs. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on slabs, spoons, and Alabama rigs following bait fish. Crappie are fair on minnows under deeper bridges and structure. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, worms, and chicken livers.

TEXANA: FAIR TO GOOD. Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 4.75 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on most reeled baits, jigs, and Texas-rigged soft plastics. Submerged brush has been exceptional between 5-15 feet depth. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair to good on stink bait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are good for all species of catfish.

TEXOMA: GOOD. Water stained; 79-82 degrees; 0.43 feet low. Largemouth bass are good on topwaters, Texas rigged worms and spinners. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around any timber structure. Striped bass are good on live shad. Catfish are fair on live sunfish, cut bait, prepped dough balls, and minnows. Trot lines have been fairing excellent.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water stained; 78-81 degrees; 7.16 feet low. Largemouth bass are being found in shallower water with topwater being the most successful. They remain fair on soft crankbait, spinners, plastic worms, jigs and propeller baits. Striped bass have been seen schooling and are good on topwater, rattle traps, and spoons. White bass are fair on spoons and small crankbaits. Sunfish are good on pellets, crickets, and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait.

TRAVIS: FAIR. Water stained; 79-81 degrees; 8.56 feet low. Largemouth bass are most active in the main channel swing on. Crappie are good on minnows and weighted light-colored jigs. White bass have not been seen in the main lake but have been decent on the edges of coves. Catfish are fair on cut bait, prepped bait, and live bait.

TYLER: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 79-82. 2.16 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Carolina rigged creature baits and crankbaits in both lakes. Topwater has emerged successful on the west portion. Crappie are fair on jigs under docks and in 4-12 feet of water. Catfish are good all stinkbait, and live baits below a cork. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good with Rat-L-Traps following schools of bait fish with birds on the surface.

WALTER E. LONG: FAIR. Water stained. 80-83 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms and jigs. Topwater fishing has improved tremendously over the past week. Hybrid stripers are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on prepared baits, cut baits, and live bait. Sunfish can be caught on crickets in shallow water.

WEATHERFORD: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 80-82 degrees; 2.87 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinner baits and weighted deep plastic worms around creek beds. White bass are good with smaller crankbaits or Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in marina areas and around cover. Catfish are good on crawfish, livers, blood baits, and cut bait.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water murky; 77-82 degrees; 21.22 feet low. Largemouth bass are slow but are continuing to pick up with temperature change on crankbait, spinners, Carolina rigs and craws. Crappie are slow on live minnows and jigs. Walleye are slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and prepared bait.

WHITNEY: FAIR. Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 6.18 feet low. Black bass are good on plastic worms and crank baits in 12 feet or less and are starting the fall pattern with longer feeding times in shallower water with topwater. White bass are fair on spinnerbaits, and with minnows throughout the main reservoir. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live shad, stink bait and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 80-82 degrees; 3.62 feet high. Largemouth bass are good with jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms. White bass have been hitting slabs and spoons in all water with regularity. Crappie are fair on jigs with man-made structure. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

COASTAL WATERS:

TRINITY BAY: FAIR. Specks under birds with some keeper size fish mixed in. Soft plastics and live shrimp under a popping cork working well. Red fish good on live mullet in marshes. Flounder activity increasing.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: FAIR. Trout are fair among reefs on live shrimp and DS plum/chartreuse plastics have been effective. Eastern parts of East Bay have recovered but are still inconsistent. North and South jetty continue to be good for bull reds on fresh shad/mullet. Spanish mackerel are good along south jetty.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. Popping cork with live shrimp are great. Trout are fair on shallow mud bottoms. Reds and flounder are very good in the back lakes continue to be the go to on live shrimp and DS soft plastics.

TEXAS CITY: FAIR. Bull reds still being caught along dike on fresh mullet or cracked crab. Flounder activity along dike increasing. Speckled trout along levee on soft plastic or live shrimp under popping cork.

FREEPORT: VERY GOOD. 83 Degrees. Redfish activity over oyster reefs and drains along ICW live shrimp and live mullet. Speckled trout fair over oyster reefs. Flounder good in Christmas and Bastrop along drains and cuts on live mullet or soft plastic.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. Redfish are good on live shrimp, live mullet, and soft plastic. Speckled trout are good on plastics, and shrimp. Red drum are good on live shrimp. Snapper are good on live shrimp.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. Conditions have been good with a close to full moon. Trout are fair on soft plastics. Redfish are showing continued success on live shrimp. Cobia are decent on eel or pinfish.

PORT O'CONNOR: GOOD. Trout are fair on topwaters in 3-8 feet. Redfish are good on live shrimp. Spanish mackrel are very good on sardines or cut bait.

ROCKPORT: No Report Available

PORT ARANSAS: GOOD. Redfish are good on shrimp, kwigglers paddle tail, top waters among the flats. Trout are good in grass on shrimp, kwigglers ball tail and top waters.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. Redfish are good on mullet and shrimp continuing to be in shallower water. Trout have high levels of activity and are good with lures and popping bobbers.

BAFFIN BAY: GOOD. Fall patterns have taken hold in Baffin this past week. Trout are good on popping corks with shrimp and gulps. Redfish are feeding in the flats with topwater, and shrimp following up the mullet.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. Redfish are good on shrimp, kwigglers paddle tail, top waters in back bays and flats. Trout are good in 3-6 feet of water over grass on shrimp with popping cork, kwigglers ball tail and top waters. Flounder around drains and east cut. Snapper good in Texas waters

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. Fishing is excellent. Water is still at very high tides water clarity slightly stained. Speckled trout bite is strong using lures with or without popping cork. Work the color change along the Intercoastal waterway. Redfish bite is good in the shallows using lures and cut mullet. Look for the schools of mullet.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. Fall months producing a great bite for redfish and trouts mainly on kwigglers red and white ball tail and paddle tail. Redfish have been good in the early morning catching right away. Wade fishing for reds have been successful throwing lures at bait schools moving thru the shallow grass beds.

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