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ALAN HENRY Water clear main lake, stained upriver; 52–57 degrees; 5.76’ low. Black bass are slow on crankbaits and spoons. Crappie and bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
AMISTAD Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 23.15’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, jerkbaits, and soft plastics in 9–15 feet. Striped bass are good on slabs, spoons, and jigs. White bass are good on slabs, spoons, and jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, chicken livers, nightcrawlers, and cheesebait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water fairly clear; 51–59 degrees; 2.55’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 46–49 degrees; 0.48’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and football jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
AUSTIN Water stained; 52–57 degrees; 0.72’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, jigs and shakyheads. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
BASTROP Water stained; 63–67 degrees. Black bass are good on blue/white soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 3.40’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
BENBROOK Water stained; 44–48 degrees; 1.69’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, shakyhead worms and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 45–50 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, football jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and prepared bait.
BONHAM Water stained; 43–48 degrees; 1.17’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, medium crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles. Catfish are fair along creek channel with cut shad.
BRAUNIG Water murky. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms in the reeds. Striped bass are good on liver and shad. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on perch and shad.
BRIDGEPORT Water clear, 43–47 degrees: 4.73’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyhead worms, suspending jerkbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 3.63’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black crankbaits and watermelon soft plastic worms over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 4.55’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red grubs, blue flake Scoundrel worms, and drop shot worms along ledges in 12–25 feet. Striped bass are fair drifting live shad in 20–28 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CADDO Water stained; 46–50 degrees; 0.60’ high. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, Texas rigged creature baits, and bladed jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
CALAVERAS Water murky. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits around reed beds. Striped bass are good on Rat–L–Traps near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are fair on liver and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 64–68 degrees; 3.80’ low. Black bass are very good on Texas rigged red shad worms and Brush Hogs along bluffs in 10–15 feet. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Shad Raps on down riggers in 40–60 feet. White bass are fair but small on blade baits along main lake bluffs. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke drop shot worms along main lake points and bluffs. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 44–47 degrees; 1.85’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 24.79’ low. Black bass are good on heavy jigs, crankbaits, and large soft plastic lizards in the grass. White bass are fair on minnows upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows. Drum are fair on live worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLEMAN Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 2.69’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 89 degrees at the hot water discharge, 66 degrees in main lake; 1.29’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10–18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with liver. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
COLORADO CITY 15.48’ low. After a period of drought, this lake caught water and boating is now allowed. However, it is not currently recommended for fishing due to severe golden alga blooms.
CONROE Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastics, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps in 15–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and frozen shrimp.
COOPER Water stained; 57–65 degrees; 1.84’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs.
CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE Water off color; 58–63 degrees; 0.88’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and shakyheads. White bass are fair on tail spinners. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on live shad.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN Water lightly stained; 44–47 degrees; 2.07 low. Black bass are fair on squarebill crankbaits, spinnerbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
FAIRFIELD Water fairly clear. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, swim jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. No report on other species.
FALCON Water murky; 64–68 degrees; 17.70’ low. Black bass are fair on large worms with light weights in 14–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
FAYETTE Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver and shrimp.
FORK Water stained; 46–49 degrees; 1.09’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, football jigs, and black and blue flipping jigs near timber along channel swings. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs along bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water off color; 52–58 degrees; 2.2’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
GIBBONS CREEK Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.
GRANBURY Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails, and on Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, stinkbait, and liver.
GRANGER Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.65’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with shad and cut bait in 10–20 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 43–46 degrees; 0.783 low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged worms, drop shot worms, and deep diving crankbaits. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
GREENBELT Water off color; 38–45 degrees; 32.32 low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are fair on black or blue worms with red or blue metal flake around sand bars at mid lake, and on jigs in creek channels. Crappie are fair on live minnows in 20 feet. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 5 pounds are fair on live worms near bream beds. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 54–59 degrees; 3.24’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 44–47 degrees; 0.88’ low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, suspending jerkbaits and Carolina rigged worms. White bass are slow on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water lightly stained; 45–49 degrees: 1.15’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
LAVON Water stained; 44–48 degrees: 2.61’ low. Black bass are slow on black and blue jigs, shakyhead worms and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LBJ Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.69’ low. Black bass are good on black/blue Curb’s jigs and pumpkinseed tubes off docks. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles under heated docks. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 42–46 degrees; 1.70’ low. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, suspending jerkbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 63–67 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair to good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 74.26’ low. Black bass are slow. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. No reports on crappie.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 84–88 degrees; 2.59’ low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
MEREDITH Water fairly clear; 39–45 degrees; 47.57’ low. No reports on black bass. No reports of smallmouth bass or walleye. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in limited numbers.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 45–49 degrees; 2.62’ low. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, green pumpkin flipping jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
NASWORTHY 53–58 degrees; 1’ low. No reports on black bass. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on live bait.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 2.10’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 51–59 degrees; 38.13’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 51–57 degrees; 10.93’ low. Black bass slow on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 43–47 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged Senkos, jerkbaits and flipping jigs on docks. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water off color; 51–58 degrees; 1.59’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are slow to fair on live minnow. White bass are fair on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait.
PROCTOR Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 3.03’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shad and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water lightly stained; 44–48 degrees; 1.09’ low. Black bass are fair on football jigs, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
RAY ROBERTS Water lightly stained; 43–46 degrees; 1.49’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, deep diving crankbaits and bladed jigs. White bass are slow on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 42–46 degrees; 2.93’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms, suspending jerkbaits and football jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are slow on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 2.62’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 63–67 degrees; 0.14’ high. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and yellow tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 51.34’ low. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait.
STAMFORD Water stained to muddy; 52–60 degrees; 0.78’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are slow on live minnows. White bass are fair on live bait. Blue catfish are good on cut and live bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.67’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 62–66 degrees; 4.27’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and watermelon soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 50–58 degrees; 24.49’ low. This lake is currently experiencing a fish kill due to golden alga. Biologists are monitoring the situation and will post updates as they become available.
TAWAKONI Water stained; 44–48 degrees; 0.67’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, flipping jigs and bladed jigs. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.
TEXANA Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 2.92’ low. Black bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
TEXOMA Water lightly stained; 42–45 degrees; 0.91’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, weightless Senkos and shakyhead worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 3.96’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 12.21’ low. Black bass are fair on brown jigs and green pumpkin worms in 28–40 feet. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on silver jigging spoons and white grubs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and fresh cut bait in 30–45 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are good on perch colored Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and frozen shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water lightly stained; 43–46 degrees; 2.49’ low. Black bass are slow on weightless Senkos, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and cut shad.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 44–56 degrees; 21.76’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on cheese bait.
WHITNEY Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 4.66’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and liver.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 45–48 degrees; 3.52’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

 


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