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Texas Fishing Report

4 weeks 14 hours 22 minutes ago Wednesday, June 03 2020 Jun 3, 2020 June 03, 2020 4:59 PM June 03, 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 June 3 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml:

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: GOOD. Water clear; 82 degrees; 0.55' low. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, buzz baits, and shaky head plastic worms in 5-15’. There is an early bite with topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Sunfish are good on cutworms, and corn. Catfish are good on prepared baits and cut bait.

BASTROP: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees, Largemouth bass are fair fishing grass lines, creek edges and brushy coves on Carolina rigged plastics, crankbaits, and spinners. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs on brush piles and standing timber. Channel and blue catfish are good on earthworks, cut bait, and prepared bait.

BELTON: GOOD. Water clear; 79 degrees; 0.25' high. Black bass are good in creeks, gravel beds, and grassy coves on spinners, crankbaits, jerk baits, and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are excellent in the main lake with slabs and swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are good trolling jigs and live bait in the main lake. Look for large schools of bait using sonar to find active fish. Crappie are excellent 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 lightly stained; 82 degrees; 1.62’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, rattle baits, plastic worms in 10’ with plastic frogs still working in grass beds and weed lines. White bass are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish have been good on prepared bait and blood bait in 5-15’.

BUCHANAN: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 0.06’ low. Largemouth bass are good with Texas-rigged plastic worms and deep-diving crankbaits working along grass edges, drop-offs, and brushy areas. Early morning bite with plastic frogs in grassy areas and weed patches. Striped bass are very good with slabs, jigging spoons and live bait. White bass are excellent on minnows and slabs when fishing deeper water and using sonar to locate baitfish schools. Scout for diving birds mostly early or late in the day to mark feeding schools. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 8-15’ fishing timber. Channel catfish have been excellent on prepared bait, live and cut bait.

CANYON LAKE: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 79-85 degrees; 1.07’ low. Striper fishing is excellent on main lake humps vertically jigging striper jigs and topwater baits when schools are near the surface. White bass are excellent on main lake flats, drop-offs, and humps. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Largemouth bass are fair in brushy shorelines, gravel beds, and roadbeds with square billed crankbaits, jerk baits, plastic lizards, and bladed spinners with some fish taken early with topwater plugs and plastic frogs. Catfish are excellent with live and cut bait throughout the lake in 6-15’.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Water lightly staine; 82 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair on shaky head worms, buzz baits and crankbaits in 6-15’ off main lake points, rock ledges, and drop-offs. Sunfish are very good on worms, corn, and crickets around bank ledges, grass, and structure. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits.

GRANBURY: GOOD. Water clear; 75-80 degrees; 0.14’ low. Largemouth bass are good on swimbaits, crankbaits, and Texas rigged plastic creatures in 5-18’ near boathouses, grass lines, and rocky shorelines. Crappie fishing is good around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is excellent when using earthworms, cut bait, or blood bait in 4-12’. White bass are excellent using slabs and swimbaits. Stripers are good with live bait.

GRANGER: GOOD. Water stained; 81 degrees; 0.29’ high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, and Carolina rigged plastic creatures in 8-14’ near stumps and timber. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 10-15’ on brush piles and in standing timber. White bass are excellent on swimbaits and chrome slabs in 25-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad, shrimp, and prepared baits.

LIMESTONE: FAIR. Water stained; 81 degrees; 0.12’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinners along rock ledges and structure. White bass are good with slabs and small jigs fishing points and humps in the main lake. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on cut shad or prepped baits. Flatheads are more consistent with live bait.

LBJ: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.68’ low. Black bass are slow in 7-18’ 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 lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.25’ high. Crappie are good on minnows around the marina and timber in 12-20’. Catfish are good with punch bait and cut bait. White bass are excellent on slabs and minnows over the feeding schools in the main lake. Black bass are good with crankbaits and Texas-rigged plastic worms.

PROCTOR: GOOD. Water clear; 83 degrees; 0.25’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged creatures and with crankbaits in 4-14’. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait and slabs. Crappie are good with jigs and minnows in 10-18’. Catfish remain good on prepared bait and cut bait in shallow water.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.28’ high. White bass and hybrids are good with slabs and swimbaits in 25-35’. Crappie are good on brush piles and standing timber in 12-28’. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait in 7-15’. Largemouth bass are good with plastic frogs and worms, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and top waters near the points, rocks, and grass ledges.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.56’ high. Black bass are fair 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 12-24’. White bass are excellent on slabs and main lake points and drop-offs. Catfish are very good with live and cut bait.

TRAVIS: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 80 degrees; 8.04’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing in 5-15’ with wacky worms, topwater (early), and square billed crankbaits. Plastic frogs are effective in grass beds and lily pads. White bass are excellent with jigs, crankbaits, and slabs working main lake points and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-25’. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits in 5-15’.

WALTER E. LONG: GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair on red 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 earthworms and prepared bait. Sunfish are good worms.

WACO: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 0.32’ high. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, chrome crankbaits, plastic frogs, and jerk baits in 4-15’. 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, blood bait, and prepared bait.

WHITNEY: EXCELLENT. Water clear; 76-82 degrees; 1.10’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, topwater (early) and purple or black plastic worms and jigs later in the day fishing 8-18’. 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 very good with minnows and jigs in 12-25’. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared baits.

NORTHEAST

ARLINGTON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.20 low. Largemouth bass are fair on topwater plugs, senkos, deep diving crankbaits, and swimbaits. Crappie are good among structures such as boat docks and partially shaded vegetation on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and prepared baits in 4-15’.

ATHENS: GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on weightless worms, chatter baits, and spinnerbaits working the vegetation edges and grasslands. Top waters are effective along grassy shorelines and plastic frogs in the lily pads and weeds. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in standing timber and man-made structures. Catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and prepared bait. Sunfish are excellent on cutworms.

BENBROOK: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 82 degrees; 1.17' high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jerk baits, crankbaits, and drop shots near cover or grass lines. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush. Hybrid striped bass are good with live bait and slabs. White bass are excellent 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: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79-85 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are good on senkos, crankbaits, and finesse worms in 8-15’. 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 brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on earthworms, cut bait, and shiners in 6-15'.

BRIDGEPORT: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.74' high. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits, top waters, plastic frogs, and Texas rigged creature baits in 6-18’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs fishing bridges and brush piles. White bass are excellent on slabs on the main lake points and drop-offs. Hybrid stripers are good on main lake humps and points with live bait. Catfish are good on blood bait in 3-12’.

CADDO: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 76-81 degrees; 1.53’ high. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water near trees and vegetation in 1-4’ fishing plastic creatures, frogs, topwater, and rattle baits. Crankbaits in deeper water near structure are producing as well. 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 6-15’.

CEDAR CREEK: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees, 0.01' high. Largemouth bass are good working plastic frogs and topwater early then TX rigged craws, crankbaits, and swimbaits along bank edges, drop-offs, and docks in 6-18’. Hybrids and sand bass are being caught off main lake points and humps with slabs, swimbaits, and live bait. Crappie are excellent with jigs and minnows in brush piles and near structure in 12-18’. Catfish are good in 5-15’.

COOPER: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.45’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigged plastic worms and creatures, crankbaits, and plastic frogs in 10’ or less. Deeper water from 14-20’ is active later in the day with drop shots and diving crankbaits. The white bass are excellent in 12-30’ with slabs, jigs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are good with minnows in standing timber. Catfish are good on live and cut bait in 4-16’.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.59' high. Black bass are good fishing coves with plastic frogs in grass early in the morning, then crankbaits, senkos, and plastic worms in 8-20’ 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: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.17’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are excellent in the deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent 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; 81 degrees; 0.32’ high. Largemouth bass are fair in shallow water 4-14’ on plastic worms and frogs, spinners and crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are excellent on slabs. Hybrid stripers are good on slabs and live bait in 20-40’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait.

GRAPEVINE: GOOD. Water stained; 79-83 degrees; 4.09’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, buzz baits, and crankbaits. Fish creeks, flooded flats, and shallow structure. White bass are excellent in 10-35’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and submerged structure. Catfish are excellent on blood bait.

JACKSONVILLE: FAIR. Water clear; 82 degrees; 0.07' high. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits, drop shots and buzz baits in 5-15’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 10-18’ around submerged structure and brush. Catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait.

JOE POOL: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 0.31’ high. Largemouth bass are good fishing Texas rigged long plastic worms, jerk baits and crankbaits along creek banks, rock ledges and grassy coves in 5-18’. Crappie are good beneath bridges and with both jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on fresh cut bait and stink baits in 4-12’.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 0.86’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, frogs, topwater baits, and Carolina rigged creature baits in 5-15’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in the standing timber areas along the creek channel and brush piles 12-18’. Catfish are good on trotlines and juglines with nightcrawlers, shiners and cut bait in 8-15’.

LAVON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees: 1.00' high. 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 jerk baits in 7-18’. Catfish are good on prepared baits and blood bait in 3-15’.

LEWISVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 78-83 degrees; 2.76’ high. Black bass are fair fishing the deep diving crankbaits, spinners, and Texas rigged plastic creatures. Good topwater and frog bite early in the day on points and in grassy/brushy coves. White bass are excellent on slabs and swimbaits in 12-30’. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridges. Catfish are good on cut bait and blood bait.

MARTIN CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 83 degrees; 0.01' high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, and Texas rigged worms in 6-18’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-18’ in timber and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and earthworms in 3-15’.

PALESTINE: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good working Texas rigged craws, swimbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows around bridges and marinas in 12-25’. 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 excellent on cut shad, chicken livers, and prepared baits.

PALO PINTO: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 0.84’ low. Largemouth bass are good in grass flats, and brushy shorelines with Carolina rigged creature baits in 5-18’. Plastic frogs and topwater plugs are working on grass flats. Crappie are good 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 excellent on live shad. Catfish are excellent on prepared baits in 6-14’.

RAY HUBBARD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.04’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, jigs, Texas rigged creatures, and top waters in water 5-12’. White bass are excellent on swimbaits and topwater early m awnings and evenings. Slabs and jigging spoons on main lake flats, humps and drop-offs in 21-31’ midday. Crappie are good near bridges, brush piles, and marinas in 15-24’ with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait, live bait, and prepared bait.

RAY ROBERTS: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 1.91’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on TX rigged worms, crankbaits, and jigs in 4-16’. White bass are excellent in 20-40’ on slabs and jigging spoons. Main lake humps and drop-offs are holding fish. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around bridges, standing timber and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.31’ high. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, swimbaits, plastic frogs, and topwater baits fishing 4-18’ near submerged vegetation, rocks, and brush. White bass and hybrids are excellent on jigs and swimbaits under birds or deeper near main lake points, flats, and humps when marking large bait schools on sonar. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on live bait and cut bait in shallow water.

SQUAW CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 83 degrees; 0.53’ high. Catfishing is good working baited areas in 3-15’ using blood bait and cut bait. The largemouth bass fishing is good around shallow structure on plastic worms, crankbaits and jerk baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-18’ in timber.

SULPHUR SPRINGS: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.28’ high. Largemouth bass are good on topwater baits and plastic worms along grass lines and creek banks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-22’. Catfish are good on cut shad and live bait in 6-15'.

TAWAKONI: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 78-82 degrees; 0.79’ high. Catfish are excellent on live bait, blood bait and cut bait 3-12’ along brushy shorelines and rip-rap. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and crankbaits in 6-12’. White bass and hybrid stripers are excellent on swimbaits and slab spoons. 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 fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, and marinas.

TEXOMA: EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 2.25’ high. Striped bass and white bass are excellent on live bait and topwater baits when fish are near the surface. Diving birds are marking feeding schools on the surface throughout the lake. Use sonar to mark schools along the river channel. Largemouth bass are good fishing plastic creatures, shaky worms, swimbaits, and crankbaits in 6-18’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles 12-25’. Catfish are excellent on cut bait and minnows in 3-15’.

TYLER: GOOD. Water clear; 81 degrees; 0.28’ high. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits and worms, bladed spinners and crankbaits fishing dock structures and brushy shorelines in 6-18’. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in brush piles and timber. Catfish are excellent on blood bait and live bait. White bass are excellent in 25-40’ on swimbaits and slabs.

WEATHERFORD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.13’ low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms working depths of 5-17’. Plastic frogs are working in grass and lily pads. White bass are excellent in 15-35’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around docks, marinas, and creeks. Catfish are good on prepared baits, earthworms, and blood bait.

WORTH: GOOD. Water stained; 79 degrees; 1.76’ high. Largemouth bass are good with spinners, square billed crankbaits, and TX rigged plastic worms working grassy coves and brushy creeks in 5-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among brush piles and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: GOOD. Water stained; 79 degrees; 9.15’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, TX rigged worms and jerk baits in 4-16’. 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.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 46.42’ low. Black bass are good, staying close to rocky banks with deep drops, stumps, and vegetation on the northern end close to the Devils River. Some other coves are also successful. Fish grubs, Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait for the best success. White bass continue to be on the same drops and points as black bass just a little deeper. Catfish are fair in coves despite the loss of habitat due to water levels being low. Fish with stinkbait 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; 78-82 degrees. Red drum remain good on live baits crawfish and tilapia along with rattletraps mostly mid-lake. Black bass have improved this past week with various topwater lures, Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait. Hybrid striped bass are fair with spoons and rattletraps. Catfish are good mid-depth every day on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 79-81 degrees; 18.60’ low. Largemouth bass are good all-around but best fishing early and late. We have been fishing jigs, soft plastic worms, and spinners for success. White bass are fair on points. Crappie are good on jigs seeking shade or suspending over submerged piles. Catfish are decent mid-depth and coming out of creeks with dough balls, live bait, and cheese bait.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 3.89’ low. Several windy afternoons hurt this past week, especially when the wind was eastern. Largemouth bass are still on points and shallow gravel bottoms using spinners, jigs, and non-weighted soft plastic worms. White bass are fair only fishing spoons. Crappie are good fishing jigs and minnows in shady spots out of the wind. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

FALCON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 37.00’ low. Good days had a mix of good and bad reports. Black bass are good with crankbaits in about ten feet of water and have caught a lot of nice fish. A five or six XD crankbait in Sexy Shad or Citrus Shad are as good as any with rocks being the key to catching fish. Rocks with brush piles on them are even better. Crappie are excellent and nice sized in the right brush piles. White bass are close to black bass and love their crankbait. Catfish are fair in the deep spots with cut shad, or nightcrawlers. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 14.86’ low. Black bass are good to fair depending on the day. Deep sharp points have been fruitful mainly with crankbait, natural colored Carolina rigged worms, and some spinners. White bass are fair on spoons and minnows, similar to black bass. Striped bass are fair in the deep water near the dam trolling rattletraps, and spoons. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.

TEXANA: FAIR. Water stained; 79 degrees; 0.07’ low. Largemouth bass are fair still staying out from creeks that are flowing in and drops with crankbaits, buzzbaits, tube baits, jigs, and spinners. Crappie are the best they get on Texana with jigs in very shady and covered spots. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines continue their success with live bait.

SOUTHEAST

BRAUNIG: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 78-81 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair and moving deeper with increased temperatures. Hit the deeper spots with crankbaits, spinners, and Carolina rigged plastic worms. Always try the rip rap close to the dam. Red drum are good on crawfish and tilapia mid-lake normally between 15-24' in schools with birds on the surface. Strippers are fair following the same methods as red drum. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese around 8-12' deep.

B.A. STEINHAGEN: GOOD. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.32’ low. Largemouth bass are good moving a bit deeper with spinners and rigged soft plastic worms. Topwater are still good early in the mornings. Crappie are good with minnows suspended around 6 feet. Catfish are excellent day and night on cut and prepped bait coming out of the river.

CONROE: FAIR. Water stained; 76 degrees; 0.99’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and deeper crankbait from points, drops, and sandy humps. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs underpads and vegetation. Hybrid striped bass are fair moving deep under white bass on deep points and further deep. 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 remain good staying around 10 feet of depth typically above structure on crankbaits, worms and topwater. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait. Sunfish are fair on cutworms shallow.

HOUSTON COUNTY: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 79 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are good on spinners, cranks, wacky worms, and Senko. Catches have come from humps, drop-offs, points, and coves. Crappie are excellent in 12' feet of water near the spillway on minnows. Bream are excellent on live worms in small coves on the north side of the lake. Channel catfish are good using cut shad and perch on juglines north lake.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are good in coves, drops, and creeks. Fish soft plastic baits, spinners, and slow crankbaits. Striped bass are fair mainly deep. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs. White bass remain good on points. Catfish are fair on live baits.

NACONICHE: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 75 degrees. Largemouth bass remain good with Carolina rigged worms, buzzbaits, and crankbait moving out from vegetation and shallower structure. Crappie are fair on jigs with bigger structures. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

RAVEN: GOOD. Water stained; 74 degrees. Largemouth bass are good coming off points, creek beds, and vegetation. Try topwater and soft plastic worms and slugs. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms.

SAM RAYBURN: FAIR. Water stained; 73 degrees; 0.07’ low. Largemouth bass remain good in man-made brush piles and moving along points. Use rigged worms, long-tailed jigs, and spinners. White bass are fair with minnows suspended over brush deep. Crappie remain excellent on minnows and jigs nearer shore. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 78-80 degrees; 0.16’ low. Black bass are good, moving deeper and using more crankbaits than before. We continue to get a decent bite early morning with topwater and wacky rig. Striped bass remain fair in deep water. White bass are fair, staying deep off points mainly with spoons. Crappie are good on minnows moving deeper as well. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.

PANHANDLE

CISCO: GOOD. Water clear; 71-73 degrees; 3.20’ low. Largemouth bass are good and mostly active all day. Points, vegetation spots, and some shallow drops are the place to be. Sunfish are good on minnows and cutworms everywhere in sand, or gravel bottomed shallow water. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish have been fair on stinkbait, chicken livers, and cut shad.

MEREDITH: FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 47.38’ low. Black bass remain good with bright colored worms, jigs, and spinners in less than 6 feet. Walleye are great on crankbaits chasing mainly mid-lake. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs in brush piles and cover. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and live bait near the dam.

MILLERS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 72 degrees; 0.23’ high. Largemouth bass are good roaming timber, and points; fishing Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and spinners. Crappie are good on minnows, in some shallower timber and brush piles. White bass and hybrids are fair following the schools’ mid-lake. Catfish are good in the upper lake with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: GOOD. Water clear 72 degrees; 1.33’ high. Black bass are good fishing fast baits on humps, drops, and points equally. Crappie remain great on minnows among the timber areas. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.05’ high. Largemouth bass remain good fishing the southern end of the lake on rocky banks and among steep dropping vegetation. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cheese bait, stinkbait, and shrimp.

COLEMAN: FAIR. Slightly stained. 71 degrees. 0.89’ low. Hybrid stripers are fair moving in schools among open water on some rattle traps. Largemouth bass are fair with jerkbaits, jigs, spinners, and worms. Crappie are good with lots of limits available in structures less than 10'. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 0.14’ low. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs strictly working points and edges of non-visual drops. Black bass are good continuing to bite plastic worms, topwater, buzzbait, and spinners. Points of large coves have been best. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs with cover. Catfish are fair on cut shad and stinkbait throughout the lake.

HUBBARD CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 72 degrees; 0.69’ low. Largemouth bass are good with spinners, soft plastic worms, and jigs working the edges of timber and deeper portions. Crappie are excellent on live minnows in timber and sometimes cover vertically fishing. White bass are good on creek points fishing spoons and minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: GOOD. Water murky; 70 degrees; 0.84’ low. Black bass are great fishing the bullrush, slightly out from vegetation, and topwater early. Try some spinners, Carolina rigged worms, and jigs as well. Crappie remain good beneath larger docks with jigs. White bass are fair on skinny points with Alabama rigs. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 71 degrees; 1.49’ low. Largemouth bass are good only working out from vegetation using worms, spinners, and buzzbait. Look shallower than 7' feet working your worms. Crappie remain good on live minnows. White bass remain fair. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.

O.C. FISHER: FAIR. Water stained; 72 degrees; 38.24’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with plastic worms and crankbaits working the deepest points and drops that mostly new spots deep due to water levels. Crappie are excellent but finicky with overpopulated structures. White bass are fair but challenging to catch. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.

O.H. IVIE: GOOD. Water clear; 72 degrees; 9.51’ low. Black bass remain good in spots of timber, and decent drop-offs. Try some crankbait mixed in with worms, minnows, and spinners. Crappie are good on jigs working timber and structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair.

POSSUM KINGDOM: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 70-72 degrees; 0.26’ low. Black bass are fair, being versatile, and adjusting to daily conditions. Just the past week, we’ve fished topwaters, crankbaits, spinners, worms, jigs, and rattletraps. We are finding patterns early in the day and sticking to it. Under docks have been good this week. White bass remain good throughout the deep river channel on Alabama rigs. Crappie are good shooting jigs under docks or on shallower brush piles. Striped bass are slow. Catfish are good on cut shad.

SPENCE: FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 37.25’ low. Black bass remain good on soft plastic worms, spinners, and minnows on rocks and looking for flooded vegetation. White bass are fair with not a lot of movement off points. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 71 degrees; 0.64’ high. Largemouth bass are good working crankbait at 13 feet in no deeper than 20 feet of water close to dam and power plant structures. Crappie are good on minnows looking for drops and brush. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

TWIN BUTTES: FAIR. Water stained; 70 degrees; 7.98’ low. Black bass are fair fishing live minnows, worms, jigs, and some smaller bright spinners. Keep fishing vegetation and humps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in creek locations. White bass are fair casting Alabama rigs deep off points. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water stained; 72 degrees; 21.59’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are slowing but still fair on Carolina rigged worms and spinners. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows mainly vertically fishing minnows on any structure. Walleye are great on spinners and crankbait, moving as deep as they can. Channel catfish are great on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait. All other species of catfish are slow.

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SABINE LAKE: GOOD. Water stainbed; 83 degrees. Speckled trout can be found consistently in the ship channel on minnow or shrimp. Jetty fishing is the best method to catch Redfish right now- use crankbait around the rocks for best results. Mullet, mud minnows, or jigs and soft plastics will work. Flounder are good along the shoreline and around points on minnow.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Fishing has been excellent, redfish and trout are in the sand potholes in 2-3' of water on topwater, live shrimp under a popping cork and kwiggler paddle tail in dirty jalapeño. Scattered reds and trout are in the deeper water (4-5'). Use topwater and kwiggler ball tail in red and white. Snapper is good in Texas waters, and the season for red snapper is open in federal waters.

PORT ARANSAS: GOOD. 82 degrees. Flounder are good on live mullet along the marsh. Redfish are good on shrimp, KWigglers paddle tail, and will be found in schools. Speckled trout are good on shrimp, KWigglers ball tail, and top waters. Black drum are fair on shrimp or crab or soft plastics and will most likely be in shallow grass flats in the warmer water.

TRINITY BAY: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Fishing the birds, working structure, and wading the flats are the best methods to fish for redfish and speckled trout. The best wading areas are along the northwestern and eastern sides of the bay. Flounder are good on minnow and the highest in number around the rocks.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Redfish action is good wade fishing along the shoreline. The higher the water temperature gets, the fishing tactic will shift to drifting over structure. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs, and the topwater action has been excellent for waders. They are in higher numbers near the jetties along the rocks; some redfish are mixed in. Shrimp is the best bait typically. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Redfish action is good wade fishing along the shoreline. The higher the water temperature gets, the fishing tactic will shift to drifting over structure. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs, and the topwater action has been excellent for waders. They are in higher numbers near the jetties along the rocks; some redfish will also be mixed in. Shrimp is the best bait typically. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.

TEXAS CITY: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Redfish are good over the flats on live shrimp. Flounder are good on live bait around the jetties and wherever there are rocks. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on shrimp. Black drum are fair on blue crab over vegetation in shallow water. Sheepshead are fair around the dike on mullet.

FREEPORT: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Black drum are good on blue crab, slow bouncing off the bottom around vegetation or structure. Redfish will be found along the flats or shoreline and are best on live bait such as shrimp. Speckled trout are good on shrimp near the San Luis Pass. Sheepshead will be found around the oyster reefs and rocks and are good on live bait. Flounder are good around the rocks on mullet.

ROCKPORT: GOOD. Water mostly clear; 80-81 degrees. The key to finding the fish has been fishing shallow water with thick grass in the northern areas. Redfish are good using topwaters in black or white/red color. Trout are good on shrimp under a popping cork and found around the shoreline. Flounder have been good on mullet around the piers and Rockport wall. Black drum are fair and found around grass beds- blue crab or shrimp are best baits.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. 87-88 degrees. Redfish are good on live mullet on a jighead in the less than 4 feet. Speckled trout are good and found around Tide Gauge bar on darker colored paddle tails. Flounder are good on mullet or shrimp around the rocks. Laguna flats continue to be an active area. Black drum are fair on crab and shrimp over grass.

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. 82-83 degrees. Cooler periods in the morning and late afternoons are best. Mullet and shrimp baits have been successful in natural colors. Speckled trout have been showing up in big numbers and are best in deeper water transitions and are good on soft plastics. Mother Lagoon has shown large numbers of trout as well. Redfish are still around in sand pockets but are becoming tougher to pattern. Black drum will be in deeper water and are best on blue crab.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 82 degrees. It’s a great month to be fishing shell. Wading has been the best method to beat the heat. Sand and grass shorelines along this side of the bay has held scattered catches of trout on topwaters and soft plastics. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Redfish and trout are good on live bait and will be gravitating towards structure. Flounder are good on shrimp around the rocks.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 82 degrees. Mid bay reefs are the place to be on this side of the bay- specifically Chinquapin and Boggy reefs. Trout and redfish are good on live bait near structure. Black drum have been fair on blue crab around structure or vegetation.

PORT O’CONNOR: GOOD. 80-81 degrees. The Hump is a great spot to fish for Trout and redfish- they have been excellent and abundant on down south lures with red/white and a black spoon. Black drum are fair on blue crab or shrimp. Flounder are good around the jetties on shrimp or minnow. Sheepshead are fair near the rocks on live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: GOOD. 82 degrees. This is the place to be for large speckled trout. It is still holding good trout, redfish, and flounder. They will most likely be found in water less than 4'. 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 caught around Los Corrallos area. Flounder are good on minnow around the rocks.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. 81-82 degrees. The lower Laguna Madre holds some big trout this time of year- they are found in the shallow water where the grass is thick and are best on shrimp. Redfish will be found in 2' and are best on live baits. Sheepshead are good on mullet around rocks. Flounder are fair on fresh shrimp or mullet. Jack crevalle are good on live mullet. Black drum are fair on blue crab over vegetation.

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