TEXAS: Southeast – Striped Bass are Fair on Minnows & Chartreuse Striper Jigs

CONROE:
Water fairly clear; 63 – 65 degrees; 1.58’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and frozen shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK:
Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse/orange and chartreuse/red soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait, and stinkbait.

HOUSTON COUNTY:
Water clear; 68 – 72 degrees; 0.08’ high. Black bass to 6 pounds are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms in 4 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows near the dam around piers. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch and cut shad.

LIVINGSTON:
Water fairly clear; 64 – 67 degrees; 0.04’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN:
Water lightly stained; 63 – 66 degrees; 7.65’ low. Black bass are good on Carolina rigged pumpkinseed soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on live minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp, liver, and cut bait.

TOLEDO BEND:
Water stained; 65 – 73 degrees; 7.32’ low. Black bass are excellent on watermelon Ribbit frogs with red pearl bellies around shoreline vegetation early, and later on watermelon/gold and watermelon/purple Texas rigged Yamamoto weightless worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on Rinky Dinks and ¼oz. Rat-L-Traps on points in the north end of the lake. Crappie are good on shiners and 1/16oz. pink/white and black/chartreuse Roadrunners in 4 – 10 feet. Bream are good on worms and Berkley Power Maggots. Channel and blue catfish are good on prepared bait and liver in shallow flats and the mouths of creeks in 6 – 12 feet. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

Texas
Parks and Wildlife Dept

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