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ALAN HENRY Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 76 degrees; 3.28’ low. Black bass are slow on 7” Power Worms, spoons and jigs. Crappie and bass are slow on minnows. Catfish are fair on live perch and goldfish.
AMISTAD Water murky; 77–81 degrees; 32.23’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live bait. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.
ARROWHEAD Water fairly clear; 73–79 degrees; 0.91’ low. Black bass are good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Texas rigs, drop shot rigs and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
ATHENS Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on weightless Senkos, poppers and hollow body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
BASTROP Water stained; 75–79 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on liver, minnows, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BELTON Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.28’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BOB SANDLIN Water lightly stained; 80–85 degrees; 0.35’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, white buzzbaits and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BONHAM Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 3.00’ low. Black bass are good on topwater baits, shallow crankbaits, and Texas rigged soft plastics around rocks and boat docks and. Crappie are good on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are good cut bait and frozen shad.
BRAUNIG Water murky. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons near the dam. Redfish are good on perch and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
BRIDGEPORT Water lightly stained, 79–82 degrees: 0.06’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, topwater poppers and squarebill crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
BROWNWOOD Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.15’ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits, and jigs around docks in 8–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on silver jigs off lighted docks at night in 5–15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over baited brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
BUCHANAN Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.48’ low. Black bass are fair to good on watermelon flukes, white crankbaits, and Texas rigged watermelon candy Whacky Sticks in 4–8 feet early. Striped bass are good on Rattlin’ Rogues, Rat–L–Traps, and plastic swim baits. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
CADDO Water stained; 82–85 degrees; 0.80’ high. Black bass are fair on black and blue jigs, black buzzbaits, and hollow body frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines with cut bait.
CALAVERAS Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are fair on liver, doughbait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.
CANYON LAKE Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters, watermelon flukes, and Whacky Sticks around flooded bushes. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on clear grubs and watermelon crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver.
CEDAR CREEK Water lightly stained; 80–83 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigged craws and buzzbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
CHOKE CANYON Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 21.54’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and white/chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and punchbait. Yellow catfish are good on juglines baited with perch.
COLEMAN Water stained; 76–80 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLETO CREEK Water clear; 96 degrees at the hot water discharge, 85 degrees in main lake; 1.42’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are fair on white crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 4–6 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 20 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch and shad in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
COLORADO CITY 13.11’ low. No report available.
CONROE Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on chrome spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.
COOPER Water stained; 3.10’ low. No report available.
FAIRFIELD No report available.
FALCON Water murky; 76–80 degrees; 33.82’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on watermelon tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and frozen shrimp under birds. 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 good on green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 12–18 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait.
FORK Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are fair on football jigs, deep diving crankbaits and Carolina rigged worms. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
FT. PHANTOM HILL Water murky; 75–79 degrees; 0.46’ high. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits early, later switching to Rat–L–Traps, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
GIBBONS CREEK Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and watermelon/white crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and cut bait.
GRANBURY Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.03’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on blue/black Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.
GRANGER Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.26’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits in willows upriver. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on marabou jigs in 5–15 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and prepared bait in 5–12 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait upriver.
GRAPEVINE Water lightly stained; 79–82 degrees; 0.61’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, medium crankbaits and topwaters. White bass and hybrid bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
GREENBELT 30.85’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Yellow Magics early, later switching to Texas rigs, Rat–L–Traps and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows.
HOUSTON COUNTY Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass to 9 pounds are good on Rouges with red bellies, and Carolina and Wacky rigged red/blue worms. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Bream are very good on live worms in coves. Channel and blue catfish are good on live worms, and on trotlines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.
HUBBARD CREEK Water off color; 74–78 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Whopper Ploppers early, later switching to squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows around cover. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
JOE POOL Water lightly stained; 81–84 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, topwaters and weightless Senkos. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and punch bait.
LAKE O' THE PINES Water stained; 82–86 degrees: 2.33’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, hollow body frogs and buzzbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LAVON Water stained; 82–85 degrees: 0.47’ low. Black bass are good on squarebill crankbaits, buzzbaits and Texas rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
LBJ Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are fair on motor oil Berkley Power worms, watermelon topwaters, and watermelon red Whacky Sticks in 6–12 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch.
LEWISVILLE Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.27’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, Flick shake worms and topwater poppers. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
LIVINGSTON Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are very good on pet spoons, trolling tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
MACKENZIE 73.57’ low. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.
MARTIN CREEK Water lightly stained; 81–86 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, hollow body frogs, and Texas rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
MEREDITH 59.73’ low. Black bass are slow to fair on Texas rigs, chatterbaits and drop shot rigs. No reports of smallmouth bass. Bream and channel catfish are being caught in good numbers.
MONTICELLO Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 0.43’ high. Black bass are good on hollow body frogs, deep diving crankbaits and Senkos. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad.
NASWORTHY 73–78 degrees; 1.17’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop shot rigs, finesse jigs and Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
NAVARRO MILLS Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and chartreuse Rat–L–Traps near the dam. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies and perch colored topwaters. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 73–79 degrees; 33.43’ low. Black bass are good on Whopper Ploppers early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
OAK CREEK Water stained; 74–80 degrees; 8.26’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs and topwaters. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers.
PALESTINE Water lightly stained; 79–83 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, bladed jigs and Whopper Ploppers. Crappie are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
PALO DURO 59.7’ low. No report available.
POSSUM KINGDOM Water off color; 72–78 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, shallow running crankbaits and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and inline spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.
PROCTOR Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on black/chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
RAY HUBBARD Water lightly stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits, topwater poppers and Carolina rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.
RAY ROBERTS Water lightly stained; 79–82 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged worms, Carolina rigged creature baits and football jigs. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.
RICHLAND CHAMBERS Water lightly stained; 80–83 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, buzzfrogs and buzzbaits. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
SAM RAYBURN Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.16’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and dark soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on silver and gold spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over baited holes in 20–25 feet. Bream are slow. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with liver and cut bait.
SOMERVILLE Water murky; 75–79 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and small crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SPENCE 48.4’ low. No report available.
STAMFORD Water stained; 71–77 degrees; 1.08’ high. Black bass are fair to good on buzzbaits early, later switching to Texas rigs and Senkos. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows around cover. White bass are fair to good on Rooster Tails. Blue catfish are fair to good on cut and live bait.
STEINHAGEN 1.78’ high. No report available.
STILLHOUSE Water murky; 74–78 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and watermelon red soft plastics. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on doughbait, chicken livers, and chicken bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
SWEETWATER Water off color; 72–77 degrees; 21.95’ low. No report available.
TAWAKONI Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 1.60’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and bladed jigs. White bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Hybrid bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines.
TEXOMA Water lightly stained; 80–83 degrees; 1.94’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, topwater poppers and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are good on trotlines.
TOLEDO BEND Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs and green striper jigs. White bass are good on pet spoons and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
TRAVIS Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 1.57’ low. Black bass are good on plum worms and smoke grubs in 10–25 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome spoons and white grubs. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on bloodbait and shrimp in 25–40 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
WALTER E. LONG Water murky. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on pet spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are slow.
WEATHERFORD Water lightly stained; 0.77’ low. No report available.
WHITE RIVER Water stained; 72–78 degrees; 20.72’ low. Black bass are very slow (the bass population was greatly reduced during the drought). No reports on crappie. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
WHITNEY Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 0.37’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.
WRIGHT PATMAN Water stained; 7.23’ high. No report available.

 


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