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Texas Fishing Report

1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, June 17 2020 Jun 17, 2020 June 17, 2020 3:51 PM June 17, 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 17 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml:

CENTRAL

AUSTIN: FAIR. Water clear; 56-58 degrees; 0.90' low. Largemouth bass are fair, with the majority of success being in the warm afternoons and evenings. Try casting the edges of vegetation and the open water side of docks with rigged plastic worms, spinners, jigs, and crankbaits in lighter colors. Sunfish are fair on cutworms, and corn in the shallower structure of docks. Catfish are fair on perch, minnows, and prepared dough balls.

BASTROP: FAIR. Slightly stained; 60-64 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair fishing flats with vegetation and points on Carolina rigged centipedes and crankbaits. Crappie are picking up but still slow on minnows and jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut, live, and stinkbait.

BELTON: FAIR. Lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 2.99’ low. Black bass are fair and improving deep in creek beds, and on spinners, lizards, jigs, and smaller crankbait. Hybrid stripers are fair bottom fishing live bait and jigs. Crappie are better moving to fair on jigs in coves and creeks in less than 8'. Catfish are fair on shad, shrimp, blood bait, and stinkbait.

BROWNWOOD: FAIR. Lightly stained; 54-57 degrees; 3.60’ low. Largemouth bass are fair and increasing their activity fishing crankbaits, jigs, spinners, and plastic worms. Favorable locations are on points, rocks, and coves plus creeks off the main lake. White bass are fair on minnows and Alabama rigs on deeper points. Catfish have been good on prepared bait night fishing, and shad baited trotlines.

BUCHANAN: FAIR. Water stained; 53-56 degrees; 3.43’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with jigs, spinners, crankbaits, plastic worms, and topwater in clearer water points and structure. Striped bass are decent fishing the rivers. White bass are good on minnows when fishing points and using boat equipment to find schools. Crappie are slow but picking up on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish have been good on stinkbait, live and cut bait.

CANYON LAKE: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57-58 degrees; 3.03’ low. Striper fishing continues to be fair on humps and moving toward the Guadalupe on live bait. Largemouth bass are fair with warmer weather improving on points and closer to shorelines with crankbait, worms, and spinners. Catfish are good with live and cut bait throughout the lake.

FAYETTE: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57-58 degree. Largemouth bass are good with topwater, plastic worms plus creatures, spinners and crankbait among vegetation, moving shallower, and drops. Sunfish are fair on worms and crickets around bank ledges and structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live bait, and cut bait.

GRANBURY: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 54-55 degrees; 0.07’ high. Crappie fishing is fair around brush piles and boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is good when using cut bait near deeper water. Drop-offs with timber near the main river channel are good places to catch them. Look for white bass to be mid-lake and up north. They can be caught on slabs and live bait. Birds can help point you to the fish. Largemouth bass are found around boat docks and timber. Stripers are slow but appear on live shad or soft plastics.

GRANGER: SLOW. Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass remain slow. Crappie are fair on jigs and small minnows moving to shallow points, coves, and in river structure in the pre-spawn pattern. White bass are fair fishing the feeder rivers, points, and creeks. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait.

LBJ: GOOD. Water stained; 55-56 degrees; 5.02’ low. Black bass are fair, staying shallow in vegetation and around deeper docks on jigs, worms, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are good on jigs around brush and docks. White bass are slow fishing the rivers. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.

LIMESTONE: FAIR. Water stained; 56-57 degrees; 3.32’ low. Largemouth bass continue to be fair on plastic worms and spinners in coves and creeks. White bass are fair with spoons and small jigs fishing points. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs around points and creek mouths. Catfish are good on cut shad or prepped baits. Flatheads are more consistent with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: FAIR. Water stained; 53-54 degrees; 2.57’ low. Crappie remain fair on minnows around the marina and upper-end timber. Catfish are excellent and consistent with live bait. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs deep on points. Black bass are fair with spinners, crankbaits, and jigs among timber.

PROCTOR: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 53-55 degrees; 3.39’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms flipping brush, topwater, spinners, and jigs among structures. Hybrid stripers are fair trolling jigs in mid-lake humps. Crappie are fair with jigs. Catfish have been good on stinkbait and cut bait.

SOMERVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 0.15’ low. White bass and hybrids are fair fishing points and creeping into creeks on shad, minnows, and some jigs. Crappie are fair with small minnows and jigs. Catfish are good throughout the lake with cut shad and stinkbait. Largemouth bass are good with plastic worms, crankbait, larger spinners, and jigs near the western creeks and moving shallower to creeks and coves.

STILLHOUSE HOLLOW: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 54-55 degrees; 3.61’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged plastic worms working vegetation. White bass are slow till their spawn. Catfish are fair with live and cut bait, and trot lining with live bait remains popular.

TRAVIS: FAIR. Water clear; 50-52 degrees; 10.53’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair fishing topwater around points and structure, and fishing spinners on drop-offs. White bass have slowed mid-lake moving shallower than usual with smaller crankbaits and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

WALTER E. LONG: FAIR. Clear to slightly stained; 49-52 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair, flipping plastic worms and crankbaits over submerged structures. Hybrid striper are fair with jigs and live bait. Crappie are fair. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Sunfish are slow due to colder waters.

WACO: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55-57 degrees; 5.35’ low. Largemouth bass are good on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and topwater in the warm water coves and creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and light-colored jigs in mid-depth structure and creeks. Sunfish are fair on worms or crickets. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut shad, live bait, and blood flavored-prepped bait.

WHITNEY: GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 5.72’ low. Black bass have continued to be very good on deep diving crankbaits, plastic worms, and jigs while fishing mid to deep structure. White bass remain fair on Alabama rigs and with minnows in similar spots to largemouths. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs with structures. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

NORTHEAST

ARLINGTON: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 0.04' low. Largemouth bass activity has risen by fishing docks and moving shallow on points and creeks with worms, spinners, and jigs. Crappie are fair among structures such as boat docks, and partially shaded vegetation. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait throughout the lake and around the plant.

ATHENS: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.26’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, jigs, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits working the submerged timber mid-day and vegetation edges. Crappie are fair with minnows and jigs among natural and man-made structures. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and dough balls. Sunfish are slow on cutworms, and corn.

BENBROOK: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 5.48’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing with spinners and worms across creek beds and docks. Crappie are fair on minnows starting to move to shallower cover. Hybrid striped bass remain slow. White bass are fair with spinners, or spoons by the dam, and main lake points. Catfish are fair on chicken livers, stinkbait, and live bait.

BOB SANDLIN: FAIR. Water stained; 52 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigs swim jigs spoons and spinnerbaits- some coming off shallow cover- better fish coming off of channel bends in deeper water. Crappie are fair with jigs and minnows; have to keep moving to find bigger bites if water temps drop to 50, historically they will stack up on the River channel. Catfish are fair on cut bait and blood bait.

CADDO: FAIR. Water stained; 51-52 degrees; 1.03’ high. Largemouth bass are fair fishing in the lakes and edges of vegetation. Crappie are fair on smaller minnows and jigs fishing shallow gaps in vegetation and stumps. White bass are fair on small spinners in the open waters and points. Chain Pickerel are fair. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait.

CEDAR CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 52-53 degrees; 2.06’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged creatures, plastic worms, crankbaits, spinners, and jigs around docks, points, and natural flats. Hybrid stripers and white bass are fair in deeper water following schools. Crappie are fair shooting large docks with jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad, dough bait, and stinkbait.

COOPER: FAIR. Water clear; 52-54 degrees; 0.51’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged worms, crankbaits, and spinners in timber, and shallower habitats. The white bass are good on slabs and live bait. Catfish are excellent on live and cut bait.

EAGLE MOUNTAIN: FAIR. Water stained; 53-54 degrees; 0.05’ high. Black bass are fair fishing docks and submerged structure with spinners and plastic worms. White bass continue to be slow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs working docks, and most structures. Catfish are good on cut bait, prepped bait, and liver.

FORK: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 1.60’ low. Largemouth bass are good on slugs, worms, and Alabama Rigs on deep points, and eastern humps. White and yellow bass are fair on Alabama Rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around any structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.

GRAHAM: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 2.83’ low. Largemouth bass are active in warm water on worms and spinners. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on Alabama rigs. Hybrid stripers are moving further out from channels on rattle traps. Catfish are fair on cut shad and live bait.

GRAPEVINE: FAIR. Water murky; 53-54 degrees; 4.30’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms, jigs, and spinners. Fish rocky areas, and find shallower structure as cover. White bass are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are excellent on live and prepped bait in most parts of the lake. High water is challenging fisherman, causing inconsistency.

JACKSONVILLE: FAIR. Water stained; 52-54 degrees; 0.07' high. Largemouth bass are fair with crankbaits, worms, and spinners in creeks moving shallower. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the traditional structures. Catfish are slow on cut shad and prepped bait.

JOE POOL: FAIR. Water stained; 54-56 degrees; 2.44’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing jigs, worms, and crankbait. Crappie are good beneath bridges with jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut bait by the spillway and creek mouths.

KEMP: GOOD. Water varied clarity; 49 degrees; 1.85’ low. Striped bass are excellent fishing rattle traps around the dam. Channel catfish are excellent in shallow muddy water. Channel cats are good fishing points and creek channels with stink bait and cut bait. Largemouth bass are fair within private docks, standing timber, or around the dam with worms and flashers.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: GOOD. Water stained; 53-55 degrees; 0.02’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on worms and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on mostly minnows, and jigs when fishing over structure. Catfish are good on live bait throughout. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs deeper. Sunfish are poor until the water warms.

LAVON: FAIR. Water stained; 54 degrees; 1.70' low. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows fishing drops, and significant structures. White bass are slow. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, worms, lizards and jigs around untouched shorelines. Catfish are excellent on stinkbait.

LEWISVILLE: GOOD. Water stained; 53-54 degrees; 0.65’ high Black bass are good fishing the dam, drops, and coves. White bass are fair on slabs on deeper points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs among brush and marinas. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.

MARTIN CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 2.61' low. Largemouth bass are good during the spawn on soft plastic baits in shallower than normal water. Expect to keep catching largemouth when you’ve found a good bed. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in creek curves. Catfish are excellent on live bait, cut bait, or prepped bait throughout the lake.

PALESTINE: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 0.38’ low. Largemouth bass are moderate moving among shallow water. Carolina rigged worms, spinners, jigs, and lipless crankbait have been most successful. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Hybrid stripers are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish continue to be excellent on shad and chicken livers.

PALO PINTO: FAIR. Water stained; 53 degrees; 3.26’ low. Largemouth bass are fair with coves and creeks with worms and spinners. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on live shad. Striped bass are good on live shad and jigs. Catfish are fair on live shad, minnows, and stinkbait.

RAY HUBBARD: FAIR. Water stained; 51-53 degrees; 1.99' low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and spinners in the deeper structures and flooded timber. Some areas have been successful bottom bumping. White bass are fair on drop shots and spinner tail shads. Crappie remain slow on minnows and small jigs using bridge pilings, structure, and the larger marinas. Catfish are good on live shad deep. Hybrid are fair on lipless crankbaits in deeper timber.

RAY ROBERTS: GOOD. Water stained; 51-52 degrees; 0.65’ high. Largemouth bass remain good on worms and lizards seeking deeper structure. White bass are excellent on minnows on points. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 53-54 degrees; 3.48’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits, plastic worms, and spinners working flats, submerged vegetation, and deeper points. White bass and hybrids are biting on fishing spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and cut bait.

SQUAW CREEK: GOOD. Water clear; 55-56 degrees; 0.42’ low. Catfishing is good close to timber and in creeks. The largemouth bass fishing is good around shallow and deep structure on soft plastic worms, topwater baits, and crankbaits. Tilapia are fair warm water fishing. Catfish are good on points with live and cut bait.

SULPHUR SPRINGS: SLOW. Water stained; 55 degrees; 0.82’ low. Largemouth bass remain slow. Crappie continue to be slow on minnows and jigs working all structures. Catfish are slow to fair on cut shad and live bait.

TAWAKONI: FAIR. Water stained; 53 degrees; 0.81’ low. Catfish are excellent on live bait, cut shad, and stinkbait. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and crankbait along points and in coves. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on slabs, spoons, and Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows around structure.

TEXOMA: FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 0.87’ low. Striped bass are fair using live bait and shad with large schools on ledges. Largemouth bass are good fishing below 15. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, submerged vegetation, and timber. Catfish are fair on live shrimp, cut bait, and minnows in river structures.

TYLER: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 51-53 degrees; 0.90’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged creature baits, spinners, worms, and jigs fishing dock structures and natural shorelines with drops. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in submerged structure, and boat docks. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and live bait. White bass are slow.

WEATHERFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 53 degrees; 0.03’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and worms. White bass are fair when fishing crankbaits on ridges. Crappie have been excellent on minnows and jigs around docks and marinas. Catfish are good on crawfish, livers, blood baits, and cut bait.

WORTH: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 51-53 degrees; 1.80' low. Largemouth bass are fair with spinners and jigs sticking to rocky drops and deeper docks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among vegetation beds and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait, stinkbait, and cut bait.

WRIGHT PATMAN: FAIR. Water stained; 51 degrees; 4.40’ high. Largemouth bass are good on slow-moving worms and jigs trying vegetation, timber, and man-made structures. White bass are good on slabs and spoons on main lake points and most bass habitats. Crappie are fair on jigs in brush piles. Catfish are fair on cut bait, live bait, and stinkbait.

SOUTH

AMISTAD: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57-59 degrees; 30.88’ low. Largemouth bass are good working various topwater, spinners, plastic worms, and crankbait pushing submerged vegetation and large natural structures. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and cut bait throughout the reservoir. Baiting holes has increased success and in popularity among local catfisherman. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

CALAVERAS: FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and cut shad throughout the lake. Red drum are slow but slowly picking up activity on live crawfish and tilapia. Largemouth bass are still picking up on jigs, plastic worms and spinnerbaits between 8-15'. Hybrid striped bass are fair on spoons, chicken livers, and rattle traps following the main lake channel.

CHOKE CANYON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 17.99’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on worms and spinners. Deep and bottom fishing have been the most successful. White bass are fair with minnows near the Frio River. All catfish are excellent on larger live bait and cut baits in all water.

CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61-62 degrees; 3.71’ low. Largemouth bass are fair using spinnerbaits fishing drops, and points. White bass are good on spoons and minnows feeding near the Nueces River. Crappie are fair fishing live minnows on most structures. Catfish are good on cut bait and cheese bait.

FALCON: GOOD. Water lightly stained; 65-68 degrees; 37.31’ low. Black bass remain fair on soft plastic worms, spinners, crankbaits, and topwaters. As conditions change, change your strategy. Crappie are slow to fair and picking up on live bait among submerged structure. Catfish are good on all live bait, including shrimp, shad, and stinkbait. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican fishing license.

MEDINA: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 59-61 degrees; 10.64’ low. Black bass remain fair on worms. Crappie are slow with jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on spoons and jigs moving shallower from points. Striped bass are fair on rattletraps on main points with occasional surface activity. Smallmouth bass are good on white grubs and jigs in largemouth habitats. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits.

TEXANA: FAIR. Water stained; 58-60 degrees; 5.21’ low. Largemouth bass remain fair on jigs, Texas–rigged soft plastics, and spinners in creek structures, and vegetative points. Crappie are fair on jigs and small minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are excellent and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.

SOUTHEAST

BRAUNIG: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57-58 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on Carolina rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and bass jigs searching the good points, and submerged vegetation. Red drum are inconsistent and fair to fishing crawfish and tilapia in warm water. Striped bass are fair on jigs and live shad in open water following birds. Red drum and strippers are similar in looking for surface activity. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.

B.A. STEINHAGEN: GOOD. Water stained; 57-58 degrees; 0.43’ low. Largemouth bass are good with spinners and crankbaits moving to several submerged vegetation spots. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait.

CONROE: FAIR. Water stained; 59-61 degrees; 1.84’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs, live shad, and crankbait dragging the tops of vegetation. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striped bass are fair on shad in open water. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are good with live worms or crickets in shallow water.

GIBBONS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 58-60 degrees. Largemouth bass are very good on crankbaits and spinners sticking to the warm water. Crappie are fair on jigs furthest out in the warm water. Catfish are fair on live bait deeper in the warm water.

HOUSTON COUNTY: GOOD. Water stained; 60-61 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are good on live minnows and shad colored baits at 12 to 16 feet depth in 20-25 feet of water. Crappie are good on live minnows in 16' depth in 25' of water. Catfish are fair using boiled deer corn.

LIVINGSTON: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 59-60 degrees; 0.04’ high. Largemouth bass are fair working Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and jigs above points and in coves. Striped bass are fair on spoons and live shad. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs in the creeks. White bass are good on spoons main lake suspending points. Catfish are fair on live baits.

NACONICHE: GOOD. Water slightly stained; 59 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on spinners, and jigs, moving shallower to obvious vegetative areas. Crappie are good on jigs, and crappie minnows under vegetation, and structure. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut and live bait.

RAVEN: GOOD. Water stained; 58-60 degrees. Largemouth bass are good with worms, topwater, and spinners working edges of vegetation. The activity has been high throughout the day. Sunfish are fair on crickets and cutworms.

SAM RAYBURN: GOOD. Water stained; 57-59 degrees; 0.63’ low. Largemouth bass are good in shallow water working crankbaits, worms, and spinners. White bass are fair on minnows and small cranks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs casting shallow structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.

TOLEDO BEND: FAIR. Water slightly stained; 52-54 degrees; 4.61’ low. The largemouth bass bite has been fair on crankbaits and spinners defining submerged brush with boat instruments. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and dough bait.

PANHANDLE

CISCO: FAIR. Water clear; 50-52 degrees; 3.24’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jigs and worms working points and the shallow coves. Sunfish are fair with minnows, cutworms, or grubs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the shallow cover and under docks. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut shad all over the lake.

MEREDITH: FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 46.73’ low. Black bass are fair on worms, crankbaits, and jigs on drops and rocky structure. Walleye are slow on crankbaits and rattletraps. Crappie are fair on jigs. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and live bait near the dam.

MILLERS CREEK: GOOD. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 1.68’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing surface vegetation with plastic worms and jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs among timber. White bass and hybrids are fair deep and southeast on rattle traps, and flashing lures. Catfish are good with live, blood, and liver prepared baits in the northern half.

WEST

ALAN HENRY: GOOD. Water clear; 52-54 degrees; 2.49' low. Black bass are good fishing worms, crankbait, and spinners in all types of habitats. Crappie are fair on minnows, and jigs fishing the pier. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

ARROWHEAD: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 1.90’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, moving from docks to vegetation to drops mainly shallow with jigs and topwater. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs near piers, docks, and bridges. Catfish are good on punch bait, prepped baits, and shrimp.

COLEMAN: FAIR. Slightly stained; 56 degrees; 2.98’ low. Hybrid stripers are good drift fishing with live bait, and fast-moving lures finding the schools. Largemouth bass are fair on a variety of topwater lures and plastic worms working timber and brush. Catfish are fair with stinkbait and cut bait. Trotlines are good with live bait.

FORT PHANTOM HILL: GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 1.90’ low. White bass are good with minnows fishing deep points and largemouth habitats. Largemouth bass are good on jigs and spinners, buzzbaits, and worms working quick dropping points and coves. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.

HUBBARD CREEK: FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 2.70’ low. Largemouth bass are fair fishing timber and submerged brush with worms, spinners, and jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows fishing structure into creeks. White bass are fair, moving deeper. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad.

NASWORTHY: FAIR. Water murky; 56 degrees; 0.90’ low. Largemouth bass are fair in vegetation with plastic worms and jigs. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits are successful in deep structure. Crappie are fair under docks and natural cover on minnows and jigs. White bass are decent. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.

OAK CREEK: FAIR. Water lightly stained; 55 degrees; 1.97’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on rocky banks and flooded timber with plastic worms and spinners. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs fishing ridges and structure. White bass are fair on Alabama Rigs and small crankbaits. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, live bait, cut bait in most areas on the lake.

O.C. FISHER: FAIR. Water stained; 56 degrees; 37.53’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, spinners, and jigs over vegetation. Crappie are slow along main lake humps and structure on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair, moving towards shallower water. Catfish are slow to fair with limited structure on live and cut bait. Low water has decreased activity and created an inconsistent environment.

O.H. IVIE: FAIR. Water clear; 55 degrees; 9.83’ low. Largemouth bass are good working windy points, and deep structure below 20 feet with increased success on worms, and minnows. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs in the timber and structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait. White bass are fair mid-lake.

POSSUM KINGDOM: GOOD. Water clear; 48-49 degrees; 0.41’ low. Game fish activity has increased throughout the day. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits reeling over deep submerged vegetation, and drops. White bass are good on spoons fishing similar areas as largemouth. Striped bass are fair mid-lake. Catfish are good on cut and live bait.

SPENCE: FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 36.75’ low. Largemouth are slow, but activity is increasing fishing points with minnows, reeled worms, and spinnerbait. White bass continue to be slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.

STAMFORD: FAIR. Water stained; 50 degrees; 1.13’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged plastic worms and jigs fishing among vegetation and structure. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs flipping drops and structure. White bass are fair on live shad and slabs. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.

TWIN BUTTES: SLOW. Water stained; 51 degrees; 8.37’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and crankbait working drops and points. White bass are slow in creek channels. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on live, prepped, and cut bait.

WHITE RIVER: SLOW. Water stained; 52 degrees; 22.15’ low. Drought conditions continue to be in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, plastic worms, and craws. Bottom bumping has been successful on points, structure, and fishing from the bank. Crappie are slow on live minnows and jigs. Walleye are slow but are showing signs of a successful spring. Catfish are good on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait close to the White River Marina.

COASTAL

SABINE LAKE: FAIR. Water stained; 63-64 degrees. The water is fresh and dirty in both the Neches and Sabine rivers. The main lake and marsh are still brackish to salty. Speckled trout are scattered in the main lake due to constant weather turbulence during the last week. Northwest cold fronts are coming through every three days and have churned the lake like a washing machine as well as blow tides down very low. As soon as winds return to a southerly direction for a few days, the trout fishing will return to normal. The extreme low tides have hurt the redfish, but they are still available along deeper shorelines and in larger deep bayous; Taylors, Keith Lake Fish Pass, Texas Bayou, Johnson’s, Willow, Black’s, and Entergy Outfall Canal. Best lures are jig and soft plastics or jig and Gulp lures. Not much in the way of flounder this past week, but the best bet is the deeper bayous listed above. Best lures for flounder are jig and soft plastics/Gulp or live mud minnows or finger mullet.

PORT MANSFIELD: GOOD. 65 degrees. Reds and trout over mud and sand pockets using topwater, corkies, and kwiggler willow tail. Out in 4-6' trout are hitting soft plastics, kwiggler ball tail in red and white most fish in deeper water run smaller but good numbers. Texas water snapper still good.

TRINITY BAY: GOOD. 58-60 degrees. Speckled trout are good on fresh shrimp or mullet around the flats. Redfish are good along the shoreline on live mullet and shrimp. The spillway continues to be a great location due to the slightly warmer water. The flounder is good on live shrimp or mullet.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 60-62 degrees. Flounder are excellent on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good in the channels and drop-offs on soft plastics or live mullet. Speckled trout are good near the bayou. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good on near the jetties on shrimp. In the colder weather, check out Offats Bayou.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: GOOD. 61-63 degrees. Sheepshead are good on shrimp near the jetties. Redfish and black drum are excellent near the south shoreline coves. Flounder are good on live shrimp. Speckled trout are good on mullet or shrimp in the shallow warmer water. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

TEXAS CITY: GOOD. 59-60 degrees. Redfish are good over shell reefs and wells on shrimp. Flounder are fair on live shrimp or minnow. Sea wolf is worth checking out at the flood gates in Moses Lake, which was closed this past week briefly. Speckled trout are good along the shoreline on mullet. Black drum are fair on crankbaits.

FREEPORT: GOOD. Water clear; 61-62 degrees. Black drum are good on blue crab or shrimp. Redfish will be found in shallow flats and are biting on shrimp. Speckled trout bite is also good on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on shrimp and will be migrating to the bays and jetties to spawn. The flounder are solid around the bridge on mullet.

PORT ARANSAS: GOOD. 62-63 degrees. Flounder are fair on live mullet along the marsh. Sheepshead and trout have been good on shrimp near San Jose Island and around the south jetty. Redfish are good on shrimp and found around the piers. Estes Flats can be a good spot due to the shallow grassy flats. Black drum are good on crankbait near the lighthouse.

ROCKPORT: GOOD. 60-62 degrees. Redfish are good using live shrimp on a Carolina rig between Swan Lake and Capano Bay. Trout are found around Shellbank Reef on the warmer days. Shrimp is the best bait. Flounder have been fair on live finger mullet near the rocks.

CORPUS CHRISTI: GOOD. 65-66 degrees. Redfish continue to be good on live mullet or shrimp around Mustang Island. Speckled trout are good on live shrimp near Long Reef. Flounder are good on minnow or squid and found around rocks. Black drum are fair on shrimp or crab around Laguna Madre.

SOUTH PADRE: GOOD. 63-64 degrees. Redfish and trout are excellent in the seagrass around Laguna Madre. Snook can be found on the flats and around the jetties. Red snapper can be found around Rio Grande Valley Reef and are good on shrimp or mullet. Black drum are fair on shrimp or crab.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 61-62 degrees. Speckled trout will be found in the mid-bay reefs and are best on artificial baits; look for mullet jumping. Red fish are also excellent near the south shoreline on live mullet, soft plastics or shrimp. Flounder are good on shrimp and found around the rocks. Black drum are fair on crab.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: GOOD. 62 degrees. Black drum are fair on blue crab or soft plastics. Speckled trout are found along Matagorda Peninsula and the south shoreline. The best way to catch them is to wade fish on this side. Red fish are good on live mullet and soft plastics. Flounder are good on live shrimp around coves and flats.

PORT O’CONNOR: GOOD. 64-65 degrees. Black drum are fair on blue crab, shrimp, or soft plastics. Trout and redfish are good on shrimp or croakers. The best way to fish the rocks is to tie on a bottom rig. Flounder are good at the end of the jetties on minnow. Sheepshead are also good near the jetty on live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: VERY GOOD. 63-64 degrees. We are officially in trophy trout season! Redfish are good around the rocks on mullet or shrimp. Flounder are good on jigs or minnow. Speckled trout are good on shrimp in the flats.

PORT ISABEL: GOOD. 65 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are good in the flats on shrimp. Sheepshead are good on crab. Flounder are good on fresh shrimp or minnows near the rocks. Jack crevalle are fair on live mullet. Black drum are good on a crankbait and found near mud bottoms. Snook are fair on shrimp and located near the port.

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