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Texas Fishing Report

2 months 3 days 10 hours ago Wednesday, May 06 2020 May 6, 2020 May 06, 2020 5:50 PM May 06, 2020 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 May 6 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml:

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.70' low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, chatter baits, and plastic worms in 8-14’. The early bite with topwater plugs and plastic frogs continues. Sunfish are good on cutworms, and corn. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.

BASTROP: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees. Largemouth bass are good fishing grass lines, and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, stick baits, and plastic frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 12-18’ working brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait.

BELTON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.88' high. Black bass are good in creeks, gravel beds and grassy coves on crankbaits, bladed spinners, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are good in the main lake with slabs and swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are fair trolling jigs and live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles in 12-18’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 7-14’.

BROWNWOOD: GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 1.18’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, swimbaits, plastic worms in 7-12’ with frogs working well in shallow water grass flats. White bass are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish have been good on prepared bait in 6-14’.

BUCHANAN: GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees; 0.16’ low. Largemouth bass are good with root beer and watermelon colored plastic worms, stick baits, and crankbaits working along grass edges in 6-12’. Early morning bite with plastic frogs in grassy areas. Striped bass are good with slabs, jigging spoons and live bait. White bass are good on minnows and slabs when fishing deeper water and using sonar to locate schools of baitfish. Scout for diving birds mostly early or late in the day to mark feeding schools. Crappie are good on white and chartreuse jigs and minnows in 8-15’. Channel catfish have been excellent on prepared bait, live and cut bait.

CANYON LAKE: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 74 degrees; 2.87’ low. Striper fishing is good on main lake humps vertically jigging striper jigs and topwater baits when schools are near the surface. White bass are good on main lake points, drop-offs, and humps. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are excellent in brushy shorelines, gravel beds, and roadbeds with square billed crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic lizards, and bladed spinners with some fish taken on topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 6-15’.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Water lightly stained. 75 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, buzz baits, and crankbaits in 6-12’ off main lake points and drop-offs. Sunfish are very good on worms, corn, and crickets around bank ledges, grass, and structure. Catfish are good on cut bait.

GRANBURY: GOOD. Water clear; 66-73 degrees; 0.18’ high. Largemouth bass are good on swimbaits, white-colored spinners, and TX rigged plastic creatures in 5-12’ near boathouses. Crappie fishing is good around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and black and chartreuse colored jigs. Catfishing is good when using cut bait or live bait in 7-15’. White bass are excellent using slabs and swimbaits. Stripers are good with slabs and live bait.

GRANGER: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.37’ high. Black bass are good on rattle baits, soft plastic worms in 8-14’ and plastic frogs in the grass in 2-5’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 15’. White bass are good on swimbaits and chrome slabs in 25-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits.

LBJ: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are fair in 7-14’ with Texas-rigged plastic creatures, spinners, and crankbaits. Plastic frogs are working in grass and lily pads. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around brush, marinas, and docks. White bass are good over main lake points and humps in 20-35’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait in 5-15’.

NAVARRO MILLS: GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.43’ high. Crappie are good on minnows around the marina and other structure in 12-20’. Catfish are good with punch bait and cut bait. White bass are good on slabs and minnows over the feeding schools in the main lake. Black bass are good with swimbaits, stick baits and buzz baits.

PROCTOR: GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.02’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent on Carolina rigged creatures and worms and with swimbaits in 6-14’. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and slabs. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in 10-20’. Catfish remain good on prepared bait and cut bait, moving to shallow water.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.09’ high. White bass and hybrids are excellent fishing white or chrome slabs and jigs in 25-40’. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in 14-20’. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait in 7-20’. Largemouth bass are excellent with plastic frogs and worms, crankbaits, jerk baits, and top waters near the points, rocks, and grass ledges.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 1.12’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms working vegetation in 10’ working brush, rocks bluffs, or roadbeds. Smallmouth bass are good with small plastic grubs near rocky banks and bluffs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and standing structure in 12-20’. White bass are good on slabs and main lake points and drop-offs. Catfish are very good with live and cut bait.

TRAVIS: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 73 degrees; 8.13’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing in 6-14’ with wacky worms, topwater (early), and square billed crankbaits. Plastic frogs are effective in grass and lily pads. White bass are very excellent with jigs, crankbaits, and slabs working main lake points and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-20’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits in 5-15’.

WALTER E. LONG: GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms and lizards, short-billed crankbaits in creeks, and brushy shorelines. Jerk baits and plastic frogs along grass lines and over grass flats. Hybrid stripers are good with slabs and live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are good.

WACO: GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 0.36’ high. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, silver or white crankbaits, plastic frogs and jerk baits in 4-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing structure up to 20'. Sunfish are very good on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait prepared bait.

WHITNEY: GOOD. Water clear; 67-72 degrees; 1.68’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, topwater (early), and plastic worms later in the day fishing 8-10’. White bass are excellent on the main lake with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are excellent on jigging slabs and live bait fishing the main lake drop-offs and humps. Watch for diving birds working the feeding schools of white bass and stripers. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs in 12-18’. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits.

NORTHEAST

ARLINGTON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 2.22 low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater plugs, plastic frogs, crankbaits, and swimbaits. Crappie are fair among structures such as boat docks and partially shaded vegetation on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 6-18’.

ATHENS: GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees; 0.49’ high. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged worms, chatter baits, and bladed spinnerbaits working the vegetation edges and grasslands. Plastic frogs are effective along grassy shorelines and lily pads. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs among natural and man-made structures and creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms.

BENBROOK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69 degrees; 0.66 high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jerk baits, crankbaits, and swimbaits near cover or grass. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush. Hybrid striped bass are good with live bait and slabs. White bass are very good with slabs and jigs on the lake points and humps. Watch for diving birds to mark schools of feeding fish. Catfish are good with cut bait and prepared baits.

BOB SANDLIN: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are excellent on square billed crankbaits, Texas-rigged plastic worms 7-12’. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs are working early in 2-7’ in or near grass, and lily pads Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in creeks fishing in 12-20’ near brush piles and submerged structure. Catfish are excellent on cut bait in 6-18'.

BRIDGEPORT: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits, top waters, plastic frogs, and Texas rigged creature baits in 6-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing bridges and brush piles. White bass are excellent on jigs and swimbaits on main lake points and drop-offs. Hybrid stripers are good on main lake humps and points. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait in 6-12’.

CADDO: EXCELLENT. Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 1.65’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent in shallow water in trees and cover in 1-4’ fishing plastic creatures and frogs, topwater, and rattle baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and submerged structure. White bass are excellent on jigs and small crankbaits in the main lake. Chain pickerel are fair. Catfish are excellent on prepared bait and live bait in 8-18’.

CEDAR CREEK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.01’ low. Largemouth bass are good working plastic frogs, and topwater early then TX rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, and swimbaits along bank edges and creek beds in 8-20’. Hybrids and sand bass are caught off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in brush piles and near structure in 12-18’. Catfish are good in 5-15’.

COOPER: GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees; 0.04’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic worms and creatures, crankbaits, and plastic frogs in 10’ or less. Deeper water from 14-20’ is producing later in the morning. The white bass are good in 20-35’ with slabs, jigs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair with minnows in standing timber. Catfish are good on live and cut bait in 8-16’.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are good fishing coves with plastic frogs in grass early in the morning, then crankbaits and plastic worms in 7-14’ later in the day. White bass are excellent in the main lake fishing humps and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs between 10-20’ working docks and structures. Catfish are good on fresh cut bait and punch bait.

FORK: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 69-72 degrees; 0.17’ low. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, topwater and chatter baits near roadbeds, submerged structure and points in 8-12’ and plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are fair in deeper water of main lake points and humps. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.

GRAHAM: GOOD. Water clear; 69 degrees; 0.32’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water 4-10’ on plastic worms and frogs, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are excellent on slabs. Hybrid stripers are good on slabs in 20-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait.

GRAPEVINE: GOOD. Water stained; 66-72 degrees; 4.24’ high. Largemouth bass are good on buzz baits, and square billed crankbaits. Fish creeks, flooded flats, and shallow structure. White bass are good in 10-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and submerged structure. Catfish are good on cut bait.

JACKSONVILLE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 70 degrees; 0.14' high. Largemouth bass are very good with crankbaits, plastic creatures, and swimbaits in 8-12’. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in 10-20’ around submerged structure and brush. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.25’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing Texas rigged lizards in Junebug and watermelon colors as well as crankbaits along creek banks and rock ledges as well as grassy coves in 6-12’. Crappie are good beneath bridges and with both jigs and minnows. Catfish are excellent on fresh cut bait and stink baits in 8-16’.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees; 1.30’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, frogs, topwater baits, and Carolina rigged creature baits in 8-15’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in the timber areas and brush piles 8-12’. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers in 2-8’.

LAVON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.04' low. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing 10-20’ over brush piles, timber, and bridges. White bass are excellent in the 10-30’ with jigs and slabs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are good on crankbaits, top waters, plastic lizards, and frogs in 4-12’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and live bait in 10-20’.

LEWISVILLE: GOOD. Water clear; 72-74 degrees; 1.29’ high. Black bass are excellent fishing the crankbaits, spinners, and Texas rigged plastic creatures. Good topwater bite early in the day on points and in grassy/brushy coves. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits in 12-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared bait.

MARTIN CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees; 0.05' high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, and Texas rigged worms in 6-12’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-18’. Catfish are good on cut bait in 6-15’.

PALESTINE: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 72-75 degrees; 0.43’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent working Texas rigged soft plastic creatures, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows around bridges and marinas in 10-18’. Hybrid stripers are very good on slabs and live bait. White bass are excellent on swimbaits and slabs in 25-45’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Catfish are good on cut shad, chicken livers, and prepared baits.

PALO PINTO: GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 0.47’ low. Largemouth bass are good in grass flats, and brushy shorelines with Carolina rigged creature baits in 6-12’. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs from 3-12’ are producing early. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near boat docks and brush piles in 12-20’. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits on main lake points and humps. Hybrid bass are good on live shad. Catfish are good on prepared baits in 8-18’.

RAY HUBBARD: GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.01’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastics, and top waters in water 5-12’. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, slabs and jigging spoons on main lake flats, humps, and drop-offs. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are good near bridges, brush piles, and marinas in 15-17’ with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait.

RAY ROBERTS: GOOD; Water stained; 71 degrees; 1.15’ high. Largemouth bass are good on Texas rigged plastic creatures, crankbaits, and swimbaits in 6-12’. White bass are excellent in 20-40’ on slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the marina, bridges and brush piles. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: EXCELLENT. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.12’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, swimbaits, and frogs, and topwater baits are fishing 3-12’ near submerged vegetation and creeks. White bass and hybrids are excellent on jigs and swimbaits under birds or deeper near points and humps when marking large bait schools on sonar. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near structure. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait in shallow water.

SQUAW CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 75 degrees; 0.45’ high. Catfishing is good working baited areas in 6-15’ using punch bait and cut bait. The largemouth bass fishing is good around shallow structure on plastic creatures, swimbaits, and rattle baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs.

SULPHUR SPRINGS: GOOD. Water clear; 70 degrees; 2.52’ low. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits and plastics in creeks and grassy or rocky areas in 5-12’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait in 6-15’.

TAWAKONI: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 68-72 degrees; 0.16’ high. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait 4-12’. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and square billed crankbaits in 6-12’. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits and slabs. Watch for diving birds to mark feeding schools or use sonar to locate fish feeding in schools of bait over deeper points, creek beds, and humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, and marinas.

TEXOMA: GOOD. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.74’ high. Striped bass and white bass are good on live bait and topwater baits when fish are near the surface. Diving birds are marking feeding schools on the surface throughout the lake. Largemouth bass are good fishing plastic creatures, swimbaits, and crankbaits in 6-14’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles 8-15’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait and minnows in 8-18’.

TYLER: GOOD. Water clear; 71 degrees; 0.38’ high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits, bladed spinners, and crankbaits fishing dock structures and brushy shorelines in 6-15’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and live bait. White bass are excellent in 25-40’ on swimbaits and slabs.

WEATHERFORD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 72 degrees; 0.11’ low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, top waters and plastic worms working depths of 5-12’ Plastic frogs are working well in grass and lily pads. White bass are excellent in 15-35’. Crappie have been excellent on minnows and jigs around docks, marinas, and creeks. Catfish are good on prepared and cut bait.

WORTH: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 73 degrees; 0.54’ low. Largemouth bass are good with spinners, lipless crankbaits and plastic worms working coves and creeks in 5-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among vegetation beds and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: GOOD. Water stained; 69 degrees; 7.57’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on swimbaits and rattle baits in flooded areas. White bass are good on jigging spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows near structure and brush piles in 15’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait, live bait, and blood bait.

AMISTAD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75-77 degrees; 43.47’ low. Black bass are staying steadily good in the original Devils River structure on spinners and crankbait and a few shallow spots with topwater and worms. White bass are fair with minnows a bit deeper. Catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

CALAVERAS: FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees. Red drum remain good on crawfish and tilapia. Largemouth bass are fair to good, with the majority of success coming before noon with worms and topwater. Hybrid striped bass are fair to slow mid-lake. Catfish are good on chicken livers and cut shad.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 73-75 degrees; 18.51’ low. Largemouth bass remain good in clear water with poppers and buzzbait. During the day, we move a lot of fishing spinners, worms, and an occasional crankbait. White bass are fair near points with some deeper points. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair in shallow water vegetation and deep river channels with live bait and cheese bait.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 4.55’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m., then 4 p.m. until sunset on mainly soft plastics White bass are fair moving to deeper points with spoons and small crankbait. Crappie are good fishing jigs and live minnows in structure. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

FALCON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 76 degrees; 41.46’ low. We have been in a hot weather pattern for the past two weeks with several days of at least 100 degrees. Black bass remain great with creature baits, square bills, and Carolina rigs on the shady side of the lake. Crappie remain great in the hardwoods. Catfish are good on live and prepped baits. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 13.90’ low. Black bass remain good on points with topwaters, crankbaits, and spinners. White bass remain fair on spoons and jigs in the same spots as bass, just deeper. Striped bass have stayed slow. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.

TEXANA: FAIR. Water stained; 76 degrees; 3.10’ low. Largemouth bass are good vertically fishing and looking shallower than most structures. Fish topwater, C-rigged worms, and crankbaits. Crappie remain fair on jigs working creek channels. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines remain successful with most live bait.

SOUTHEAST

BRAUNIG: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees. Largemouth bass are staying to the rip rap, and vegetation with the best success coming on Carolina rigged plastic worms, crankbait, and spinnerbaits off points. Red drum are good on crawfish and tilapia simply following birds and boat equipment. Strippers are slow. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait normally around 8-12' deep.

B.A. STEINHAGEN: GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.39’ low. Largemouth bass are good around vegetation and timber on trolling and popping topwater, spinners, and rigged soft plastics. Crappie are good with minnows. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait coming out of the river.

CONROE: FAIR. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.96’ low. Largemouth bass are good fishing points with vegetation, and deeper cover with Carolina rigs, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striped bass are hit or miss depending on conditions. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and small minnows deep. Sunfish are fair with live worms or crickets in shallow water.

GIBBONS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees. Largemouth bass are good schooling over some mid to deep structures on crankbaits. Early fish worms and topwater are decent with good cover. Crappie are fair on jigs and spinners. Catfish are fair on live bait. Sunfish are fair on cutworms shallow.

HOUSTON COUNTY: GOOD. Water clear to lightly stained; 76 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are fair using spinners, crankbait, and green pumpkin seed worms. Crappie are good using live minnows with many limits caught. Bream are exceptional on live worms. Catfish are good using frozen shrimp green worms.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are good in creek beds and points mainly on the north end of the lake. We’ve had success with a variety of baits and colors with nothing consistent except being deeper than 4 feet. Striped bass remain fair. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs with lots of slabs hitting oil. White bass remain good on spoons cruising around points. Catfish are fair on live baits.

NACONICHE: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 75 degrees. Largemouth bass are good, staying mostly shallow. Topwaters are still good with water clarity and lower winds. Natural colored spinners and crankbaits have been successful on anything deeper. Crappie remain good on jigs within shaded structure. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

RAVEN: GOOD. Water stained; 73-74 degrees. Largemouth bass are good using the vegetation and looking for long cast structures. Try some topwaters, jigs, and worms. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms among any shallow structure under 5'.

SAM RAYBURN: FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 1.08’ high. Largemouth bass are good moving a bit deeper than expected on drops. Still use buzzbait and poppers early, weighted worms on the edges of structure, and spinners in any open water. White bass are fair with minnows suspending along points. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 71 degrees; 0.10’ high. Be cautious of timber in with the water level being high even in boat lanes. Largemouth bass remain good with shad spawning on the texas islands. Fish drop shots, bottom hoppers, and walking baits for the best success. Striped bass are fair in deep water in schools. White bass are fair, finding the flowing deep water. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 25-27'. The crappie are suspended 14-15' from the surface. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

PANHANDLE

CISCO: GOOD. Water clear; 62-63 degrees; 2.94’ low. Largemouth bass are good in the late spawn fishing worms and spinners. Sunfish are consistently good on minnows and cutworms. Crappie are picking up on jigs and minnows on the edges of the shade.

MEREDITH: GOOD. Water stained; 63 degrees; 46.84’ low. Black bass are good still fishing shallow structure on light-colored plastic worms, spinners, and jigs. Walleye remain good on crankbaits in some open water. Crappie are about to catch fire fishing minnows and jigs. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.

MILLERS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 62-63 degrees; 0.52’ high. Largemouth bass are good on holes, fishing timber, and creeks with fast lures and topwater. Crappie are good and picking up on minnows and jigs. White bass and hybrids are good on rattle traps moving shallower. Catfish are good in the upper lake with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: GOOD. Water clear; 62 degrees; 0.94' low. Black bass are good moving out from the banks within 30'. They are not feeding as regularly but hitting soft plastic tackle, including worms and jigs. Crappie are excellent on minnows catching limits in less than an hour in some instances. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait, testing your patience in shallow water.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.88’ low. Largemouth bass remain good along rocks and moving away from shallow vegetation. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs in structure and coming out less than 5 feet from structure. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and shrimp.

COLEMAN: FAIR. Slightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.65’ low. Hybrid stripers are slow to fair with hit and miss activity days on rattle traps in open water. Largemouth bass are moving further out from holes with jerkbaits, and worms. Crappie are good on jigs. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: GOOD. Water stained; 61 degrees; 0.30’ high. White bass are good on Alabama Rigs. Black bass are fair in late spawn and have been producing somewhat shallow on worms and spinners. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.

HUBBARD CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.47’ low. Largemouth bass are good, hitting shallow shelves in clearer water with soft plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are excellent on live minnows no deeper than 14'. White bass are good moving out from the creeks on spoons and minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: GOOD. Water murky; 61 degrees; 1.01’ low. Black bass are good on topwater, and flasher baits. Crappie remain good beneath docks and bridges on minnows and jigs, could catch multiple limits, so bring your friends. White bass are fair on points and deeper than expected with Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 60-62 degrees; 1.02’ low. Largemouth bass are full spawn, so fish shallow water under 6'. Try vegetation, and creeks using worms, spinners, and buzzbait. Crappie remain good on live minnows sticking to structure. White bass remain fair in deeper water. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.

O.C. FISHER: FAIR. Water stained; 63 degrees; 37.89’ low. Largemouth Bass are good in clearer water flats with quick baits. Use topwater among vegetation. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair fishing points. Catfish are fair with limited structure on live and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 9.13’ low. Black bass are good to fair moving to the edge of timber and tributaries on worms and spinners. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Once you find your spot on crappie, don’t leave. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair in creeks and river structures moving slowly.

POSSUM KINGDOM: FAIR. Water clear; 60-63 degrees; 0.30’ low. Largemouth are fair on islands and rock-faced steep shorelines with spinners and jigs. White bass remain good throughout the river channel. Crappie are good in coves and under docks. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad.

SPENCE: FAIR. Water stained; 60-62 degrees; 36.46’ low. Largemouth remain good in the middle of creeks, coves, and vegetation. Our biggest success has been getting them out about 5-8 feet from holes on worms, spinners, and jigs. White bass remain fair, moving to deeper points. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 62-64 degrees; 0.60’ high. Largemouth bass remain good moving further out from holes to no deeper than 8 feet. Crappie are good on minnows with many limits caught. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

TWIN BUTTES: FAIR. Water stained; 61-62 degrees; 7.60’ low. Black bass remain good in North Lake. Use worms, spinners, and topwater sitting in 8' or less of water. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on structure with larger cover. White bass are fair mid-depth with Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water stained; 60-62 degrees; 21.54’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check the boat ramp access. The largemouth bass are slowing but still good on Texas rigged worms, and soft plastic white jigs near holes. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows hiding in any shade they can find. Walleye is fair with increased activity. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.

COASTAL

SABINE LAKE: GOOD. Water stained, 78-79 degrees. Speckled trout is best along the shorelines, but they are also found around the jetties. Best lures are jig and soft plastics with live shrimp attached. Redfish are best on the jetties, the ship channel, or in the marsh areas. Live finger mullet, mud minnows, or jigs and soft plastics will work. Flounder are good around rocks on minnow.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. 80 degrees. Trout and redfish are good on the flats around the pipeline and weather station using topwater, kwiggler ball tail, and willow tail and live shrimp. Also flounder and reds in the east cut. On the kwiggler soft plastics, remember to use the ball tail in deeper water and willow tails in the shallows. Keep what you need and release the rest.

TRINITY BAY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Wade fishing shorelines with artificial baits or drift fishing the open bay over shell reefs and wells from the boat for speckled trout and redfish. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish and Speckled trout will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead will be located primarily around the jetties on shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish and Speckled trout will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish are good over the flats on live shrimp. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow around the jetties. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on shrimp. Black drum are excellent on blue crab. Sheepshead are very good around the dike.

FREEPORT: GOOD. Water clear, 77 degrees. Black drum are good on shrimp or blue crab, slow bouncing off the bottom. Redfish will be found along the flats and are best on shrimp- on windier days, look for them to be along the shoreline. Speckled trout are good on shrimp in the shallows. Sheepshead are around the oyster reefs. Flounder are good around the rocks on mullet.

ROCKPORT: GOOD. 80 degrees. Water mostly clear. Redfish are very good, using small white shrimp or finger mullet around the flats and edges. Trout are excellent on mullet or shrimp and are around the shoreline. Flounder have been good on mullet around Laguna Reef Pier and Rockport Wall. Black drum are excellent and will around grass beds; blue crab or shrimp are best baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. 81 degrees. Redfish are very good on live mullet on a jighead in the shallows. Speckled trout are still good and found around Tide Gauge bar on darker colored paddle tails. Flounder are good on mullet or shrimp around the rocks. Black drum are fair on crab and shrimp near the jetty and around structure.

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. 82 degrees. Mullet and shrimp baits have proven to be tremendous or artificials in natural colors. Speckled trout are best in deeper water transitions and are good on soft plastics. Redfish are in the shallows along the grass flats. Large amounts of black drum will be in deeper water and are best on blue crab.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 76 degrees. Wading and drifting remain to be the best methods. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Speckled trout are excellent along the shallow shoreline or around flats on shrimp. Redfish are good on live shrimp. Flounder are good on shrimp around the rocks.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 77 degrees. Trout are good in shallow water over mud on shrimp or soft plastics. Black drum are good on blue crab around structures or vegetation. Redfish are good on soft plastics around the reefs and shorelines.

PORT O’CONNOR: GOOD. 76-77 degrees. Trout and redfish are good on down south lures with red/white and a black spoon. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Flounder are good around the jetties on shrimp or minnow. Sheepshead are good near the jetty on live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: VERY GOOD. 81 degrees. It is still holding good trout, redfish, and flounder. They will most likely be found in the shallow water, less than 4 feet. The darker colors will perform best when the water is dirty. The flats have been holding good slot reds on the Eastside, and good solid trout are around the Los Corrallos area. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. 78 degrees. Trout can be found in the grass flats around the Laguna Madre and are good on shrimp. Redfish will be found in shallow water around the grass flats and are best on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on mullet around rocks. Flounder are good on fresh shrimp or mullet. Jack crevalle are good on live mullet.

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