TEXAS: S. East – Black Bass Good on Green Pumpkin Carolina Rigged Soft Plastics

CONROE
Water clear; 70-74 degrees; 3.05’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin Carolina rigged soft plastics, and on white/chartreuse Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons and striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver.

GIBBONS CREEK
Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon red and plum soft plastics, and on white/chartreuse crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and green/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp.

HOUSTON COUNTY
Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass to 11 pounds are very good on watermelon red/metal flake Zoom lizards in 2-6 feet. Crappie are good on live minnows around brush in 10-12 feet. Bream are good on live worms off piers and grassy points. Catfish are good on trotlines in 15-20 feet.

LIVINGSTON
Water fairly clear; 69-73 degrees; 0.24’ high. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on slabs, pet spoons, and troll tubes. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN
Water lightly stained; 68-72 degrees; 1.83’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms and lizards, and fair on Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on pet spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers and crickets. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with liver and live bait.

TOLEDO BEND
Water lightly stained; 69-73 degrees; 1.56’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

Texas
Parks & Wildlife Dept