TEXAS: Southeast Fishing Reports

CONROE:
Water fairly clear; 0.22’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on minnows and silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and fair on blue tube jigs over brush in 20 feet. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on chartreuse soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, and chicken livers.

HOUSTON COUNTY:
Water clear; 83 degrees; 0.42’ high. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on Rat-L-Traps and watermelon seed soft plastic worms at boat launches and piers, and off rocky points in 6 – 15 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows around structure in 18 – 23 feet. Bream are good on live worms off piers and over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish to 4 pounds are very good on trotlines baited with stinkbait and cut shad in 25 feet.

LIVINGSTON:
Water fairly clear; 83 degrees; 0.43’ high. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass to 6 pounds are fair on Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN:
Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 2.66’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and watermelon soft plastic worms. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/black tube jigs over brush piles in 20 – 30 feet. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live bait and cut bait.

STEINHAGEN:
1.41’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND:
Water stained; 83 degrees; 3.52’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and white striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over baited holes in 15 – 20 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 3 – 8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and stinkbait in 30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.

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