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TEXAS: Black Bass to 5 pounds Good on Blue Wacky Worms Near Paradise Island

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

CONROE: Water fairly clear; 86-90 degrees; 2.63’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on live perch.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water clear; 88-92 degrees; 1.10’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on blue wacky worms near Paradise Island in 5 feet. Crappie are good on minnows around brush in 10-14 feet. Bream are good on live worms off grass beds. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in 20 feet.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 86-90 degrees; 0.56’ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are good but small on pet spoons and troll tubes. White bass are good on troll tubes and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 3.05’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are slow.

STEINHAGEN: 1.44’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 3.23’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse topwaters and redbug soft plastic worms early and late. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are good on slab spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 4-10 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow.

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MISSOURI: Black Bass – Good on Jigs, 10′ Plastic Worms & Shallow Crank Baits

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

The dog days of summer hit us early this year! One of the hottest and driest July’s we can remember. The water temp has shot up to 90 degrees in some spots! Not much water being generated in or out right now. Bull Shoals is now 3 ft below power pool and is expected to continue dropping about an inch a day. Watch for sand bars and submerged logs if you are planning on traveling up the lake toward powersite dam! We had 6 broken props brought in last week!

Water Temp 87 to 90 degrees

Water Level 650.9

Water is Clear to Stained

Black Bass – Good on Jigs, 10′ Plastic Worms and Shallow Crank Baits. Look for Bass in deeper water around 20 to 30 ft range. Early morning and after sundown has been the best. Throw a dark jig or shaky head into steep rock bluffs and points after dark. Also drag a Carolina Rig over the drops in the sand flats. Worm Color – Plum and Blue Fleck.

Walleye – Fair to Good on Live Minnows, silver spoons and night crawlers. The best reports have been up the lake around the Barker’s Hole area. Much cooler water.

Crappie – Good to Fair on live minn

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TEXAS: Canyon Lake – Black Bass are Fair on Chartreuse Crankbaits

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Water stained; 78-82 degrees; 4.64’ low.

Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits, white Pop R’s, and green flukes upriver.

Striped bass are slow.

White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies.

Smallmouth bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, perch colored JDC grubs, and watermelon red spinnerbaits along ledges.

Crappie are fair on pink tube jigs and minnows over brush piles.

Channel catfish are slow.

Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait upriver.

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TEXAS: Southeast – Black Bass are Fair on Carolina Rigged Watermelon Soft Plastics

Friday, July 27th, 2012

CONROE: Water fairly clear; 78-82 degrees; 2.61’ low. Black bass are fair on Carolina rigged watermelon soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are good on minnows and white striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over brush piles. Catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and blue/green crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, and hot dogs.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass to 5 pounds are fair on black/red flake worms. Crappie are slow. Bream are good on live worms over grass beds and off piers. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shad.

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 79-83 degrees; 0.15’ high. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows, hellbenders, and silver slabs. White bass are fair on minnows, troll tubes, and Charlie slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

SAM RAYBURN: Water lightly stained; 78-83 degrees; 1.00’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and shrimp.

STEINHAGEN: 1.65’ high. No report available.

TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 2.93’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are good on white striper jigs. White bass are good on minnows and pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

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TEXAS: Black Bass are Fair on Crankbaits and Spinnerbaits

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

BASTROP: Water clear; 61-65 degrees. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait, liver, and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON: Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 0.79’ low. Black bass are excellent on spinnerbaits in coves, and soft plastics on the bottom. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early and late, and during the day trolling Rat-L-Traps and chrome spinnerbaits. White bass are good trolling Rat-L-Traps and blue tube jigs. Crappie are very good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait, doughbait, summer sausage, and hot dogs. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch.

BROWNWOOD: Water lightly stained; 57-61 degrees; 9.91’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, craw colored crankbaits, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on Li’l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 25.77’ low. Black bass are good on blue/chartreuse tailed Whacky Sticks, white/red Terminator spinnerbaits, and watermelon soft jerkbaits along points and in creeks in 5-10 feet. Striped bass are fair to good vertically jigging silver Blade Runners and on live bait in 25-35 feet. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies, watermelon Tiny Traps, and live minnows in 18-25 feet. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait.

CANYON LAKE: Water clear; 58-62 degrees; 9.04’ low. Black bass are good on yellow Terminator spinnerbaits, pumpkin Whacky Sticks, and watermelon jerkbaits along stickups in 5-12 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Smallmouth bass are good on blue/green flake curl tail grubs, smoke/red tubes, and watermelon Whacky Sticks over rock piles in 10-20 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver in 6-12 feet. Channel catfish are fair upriver on minnows. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait.

COLEMAN: Water clear; 57-61 degrees; 15.69’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards, and on small crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows and live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

COLORADO RIVER: (At Colorado Bend State Park) No report available.

FAYETTE: Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon and chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on shad and shrimp over baited holes.

GRANBURY: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.39’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait.

GRANGER: Water murky; 60-64 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are fair on black soft plastic worms and white spinnerbaits upriver. White bass are good on small white jigs and minnows upriver. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits on rod & reel, and on juglines baited with Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch.

LBJ: Water clear; 59-63 degrees; 0.14’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Whacky Sticks, blue/green spinnerbaits, and soft plastic jerkbaits in 4-10 feet. Striped bass are fair on minnows and green striper jigs early. White bass are fair on green/blue Tiny Traps and Spoiler Shads early. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs in 4-8 feet. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 63-66 degrees; 0.38’ high. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits along the shoreline. White bass are good on minnows in the creeks. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on cut shad. Yellow catfish are good on live perch and goldfish.

PROCTOR: Water fairly clear; 59-63 degrees; 1.05’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are fair on green striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 0.21’ high. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 13.84’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. White bass are good on minnows below Long Bridge. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

TRAVIS: Water lightly stained; 60-64 degrees; 48.34’ low. Black bass are good on white grubs, Senkos, and watermelon Baby Brush Hogs in 5 – 15 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on smoke grubs, small spinnerbaits, and Li’l Fishies in 15-26 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are good on slabs and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY: Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 0.87’ high. Lake Whitney is currently experiencing a lake-wide fish kill event, caused by golden algae. The fish kill is reportedly affecting every species of fish; however the vast majority are non-game species. Anglers considering fishing Lake Whitney should be aware of this fish kill, and plan their trip accordingly. Additional information will be released as needed. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow.

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TEXAS: Black Bass Good on Crankbaits, Texas rigs, Spinnerbaits & Rat-L-Traps

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

ALAN HENRY:
Water lightly stained; 58-65 degrees; 7.23’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

ARROWHEAD:
Water off color; 56-67 degrees; 8.3’ low. Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Blue catfish are fair to good on juglines with cut shad.

FT. PHANTOM HILL:
Water clear; 58-66 degrees; 9.31′ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair to good on Road Runners. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK:
57-65 degrees; 13.98′ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK:
Water stained; 57-66 degrees; 13.76’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Zara Spooks early, later switching to Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

O.H. IVIE:
Water stained; 58-70 degrees; 36.7′ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, shallow running crankbaits, Texas rigs and 3” swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on Little Georges. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

POSSUM KINGDOM:
Water fairly clear; 62-71 degrees; 10′ low. Black bass are fair to good on squarebill crankbaits, Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and live minnows. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

SWEETWATER:
Water murky; 58-68 degrees; 13.31’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow running crankbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER:
Water stained; 57-68 degrees; 23.49’ low. No reports on black bass Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

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TEXAS: NE – Black Bass Good on Texas Rigged Worms, Shakyheads & Shallow Crankbaits

Monday, October 24th, 2011

ATHENS:
Water clear, 80-86 degrees; 5.32’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shakyheads and shallow crankbaits off main lake points. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN:
Water lightly stained; 81-87 degrees; 8.56’ low. Black bass are fair to good on black/blue jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are good on Humdingers and topwaters. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap.

BRIDGEPORT:
Water clear; 80-86 degrees; 13.15’ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits in shad patterns, Skinny Dipper swimbaits and Texas rigged Jackall Sasuteki Craws around main lake docks in 12-15 feet. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on cut and prepared bait.

CADDO:
Water stained; 81-85 degrees; 1.74′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and shallow crankbaits around isolated cover early. White bass are fair on slabs. Yellow bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK:
Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 7.14′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, shakyheads and finesse jigs around docks – best action is in early morning. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting cut shad.

COOPER:
Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 11.56’ low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits and Texas rigged worms throughout the day. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait.

FAIRFIELD:
Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK:
Water fairly clear; 80-86 degrees; 7.12′ low. Black bass are good on flipping jigs around wood cover near creek channel bends. The shallow bite is good early on topwaters and soft plastics with reports of squarebill crankbaits and Chatterbaits producing around shallow timber. Bass continue to school mid day around bridges. The night bite has been good after midnight. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE:
Water clear; 80-86 degrees; 4.35′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, finesse jigs, and topwaters along main lake points. Baitfish are concentrating at mouths of creeks and pockets. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on topwaters and Rat-L-Traps. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

JOE POOL:
Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 3.32′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, medium crankbaits and jigs. Deep brush piles are best later in day. Baitfish are transitioning shallow. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on prepared baits.

LAKE O’ THE PINES:
Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 3.87′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs and shallow crankbaits, switching to jigs later in the day off brush piles. Shallow crankbaits on main lake points are also producing. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

LAVON:
Water lightly stained; 80-85 degrees; 12.45’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, topwaters and squarebill crankbaits – shallow bite is good early. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around bridge columns. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

LEWISVILLE:
Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 6.50′ low. Black bass are good on shallow running crankbaits, Skinny Dipper swimbaits and swim jigs along the rip rap near the dam. The shallow bite is improving. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

MONTICELLO:
Water fairly clear; 81-86 degrees; 0.35 low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, chatterbaits and Texas rigged worms. Concentrate on deeper creek channels for best results later in the day. Shallow bite is best early in the morning with occasional schooling noted. No reports on crappie. No reports on catfish.

PALESTINE:
Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 6.00’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs – shallow bite improving. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs, Sassy Shad and live shad. White bass are fair to good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD:
Water fairly clear; 80-85 degrees; 6.10′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and squarebill crankbaits with reports of Rat-L-Traps catching numbers. Topwaters early around rip rap are also producing. Crappie are fair on minnows and Road Runners. White bass are excellent on humps in 17-23 feet with hybrids mixed in. Catfish are good on prepared baits.

RAY ROBERTS:
Water clear; 80-84 degrees; 4.47′ low. Black bass are fair on Pop Rs and Zara Puppys early, later switching to shallow running crankbaits around the edge of grass and points with rock – shallow timber is starting to hold bass as well. Crappie are very good on jigs and minnows in brush in 20-25 feet. White bass are excellent on chartreuse/white slabs bounced in 30-35 feet on deep humps and ridges. No report on catfish.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS:
Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 7.54’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, medium crankbaits and squarebill crankbaits around shallow docks. White bass are fair on slabs and live shad. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

TAWAKONI:
Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 6.68′ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to black/blue Firewater 1/2oz. jigs, Texas rigged blue fleck worms and squarebill crankbaits. Bladed jigs are producing on windier days. Crappie are fair on 1/16oz. curl tail grubs and small minnows on docks, bridge pilings and deep timber. White bass are excellent on white SSS Slabs and tailspins – schooling on points early and late. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on 4” to 6” white or shad pattern Sassy Shad in the shallows early then suspending deep during the day – drifting live bait is also producing. Catfish are excellent in deep water drifting cut bait and fresh shad.

TEXOMA:
Water fairly clear; 81-85 degrees; 6.69′ low. The lake is currently experiencing an outbreak of Blue-Green Algae. Please check www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/texoma prior to planning a trip to Texoma. All contact with water by people and animals is prohibited. Boating is allowed, but boaters are cautioned to reduce their speed because the spray caused by higher speeds can be dangerous if inhaled.

WEATHERFORD:
Water fairly clear; 80-84 degrees; 7.46’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, shakyheads and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows.

WRIGHT PATMAN:
Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 3.11′ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, medium crankbaits and chatterbaits. Concentrate on deeper water later in the day with Carolina rigs on brush piles. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and prepared bait.

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TEXAS: Black Bass are Very Good on Watermelon Red Brush Hogs near Brush

Friday, October 7th, 2011

CONROE:
Water fairly clear; 81-84 degrees; 5.00’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers.

GIBBONS CREEK:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on stinkbait, bloodbait, and nightcrawlers.

HOUSTON COUNTY:
Water clear; 92-96 degrees; 2.52’ low. Black bass to 6 pounds are very good on watermelon red Brush Hogs near brush on the south side of the lake in 6 feet, and on silver shad topwaters around piers. Crappie are slow. Red ear bream are good on live worms over grass beds. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch in 20 feet.

LIVINGSTON:
Water fairly clear; 88-91 degrees; 2.79’ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are good on troll tubes, pet spoons, and green Charlie slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN:
Water lightly stained; 80-84 degrees; 11.93’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are fair on nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with stinkbait and shrimp.

TOLEDO BEND:
Water stained; 79-82 degrees; 10.63’ low. Black bass are good on black/red flake craw worms early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers off docks in 4-5 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

Texas
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TEXAS: Ray Roberts – Black Bass Good on Zell Pops & Spooks Early

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

ATHENS:
Water clear, 86-90 degrees; 2.19’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, jigs and medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

BOB SANDLIN:
Water lightly stained; 87-91 degrees.5.21’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and football jigs off brush piles. Crappie are good on live minnows. White bass are fair on topwaters, Rat-L-Traps and Little Georges. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap.

BRIDGEPORT:
Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 6.89’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged LFT Hyper Worms along main lake points and deeper docks. Also medium running crankbaits in shad patterns are producing in the same areas. Weightless LFT Hyper Sticks around vegetation in the river is productive. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Channel catfish are good on cut and prepared bait.

CADDO:
Water murky; 87-90 degrees; 0.55 low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs and topwaters early, later switching to shallow crankbaits in baitfish patterns around isolated cover. White bass are fair on Road Runners and minnows. Yellow bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK:
Water lightly stained; 84-90 degrees; 3.94′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, shakyheads and shallow square bill crankbaits around docks – best action is in early morning. White bass are good throughout day on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on live shad. Crappie are fair to good on minnows with shallow bite improving. Catfish are fair drifting cut shad.

COOPER:
Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 6.52’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, topwaters early and Texas rigs throughout the day. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait.

FAIRFIELD:
Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD is currently stocking the lake. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers.

FORK:
Water fairly clear; 86-91 degrees; 4.34′ low. Black bass are good on 3/4oz. football head jigs with LFT Hyper Freak trailers and watermelon/green pumpkin 1/2oz. flipping jigs 12-15 feet along creek channels – football jigs and Carolina rigs are also producing in deeper water along main lake humps, drops and brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad and prepared bait.

GRAPEVINE:
Water lightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.45′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, finesse jigs and medium crankbaits along main lake points – docks are starting to produce as well. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

JOE POOL:
Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 0.95′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, topwaters early and medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on prepared baits.

LAKE O’ THE PINES:
Water lightly stained; 84-89 degrees; 0.90′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, topwaters early and jigs later in the day off brush piles. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad.

LAVON:
Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 4.08’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, topwaters and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around bridge columns. Catfish are good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

LEWISVILLE:
Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 1.17′ low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits, shakyheads and Texas rigged plastics – target main lake points in 10-15 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

MONTICELLO:
Water fairly clear; 85-89 degrees; 0.30′ high. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, hollow belly swimbaits and Texas rigged worms. No reports on crappie. No reports on catfish

PALESTINE:
Water lightly stained; 85-90 degrees; 3.15′ low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, Texas rigged blue fleck LFT Worms and black/blue jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs, Sassy Shad and live shad. White bass are fair to good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait.

RAY HUBBARD:
Water fairly clear; 86-91 degrees; 1.94′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits, finesse jigs and hollow belly swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and Road Runners. White bass are excellent on humps in 17-23 feet with hybrids mixed in. Catfish are good on prepared baits.

RAY ROBERTS:
Water clear; 86-90 degrees; 1.79′ low. Black bass are good on Zell Pops and Spooks early, later switching to Carolina or Texas rigged Gene Larew El Salto Grande Worms in Montezuma’s Revenge and 10″ Blue Fleck Power worms dragged around deep rocks and pond dams in 12-32 feet. Crappie are very good on Slab Slayer jigs and minnows in brush in 20-25 feet. White bass are excellent and schooling early on most main lake points and flats – fish with slabs in 30-35 feet. Catfish are good on punch bait over baited holes.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS:
Water lightly stained; 86-91 degrees; 3.77’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged 7″ worms, crankbaits and topwaters. White bass are fair on slabs and live shad. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

TAWAKONI:
Water fairly clear; 85-90 degrees; 3.44′ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to black/blue jigs, soft plastics and medium diving crankbaits. Crappie are fair on 1/16oz. curltail grubs and small minnows around docks, bridge pilings and deep timber. White bass are excellent on chartreuse and white SSS Slabs and tail spins – schooling on points early and late. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good in shallow water early, then suspending deep during the day – 4” to 6″ Sassy Shad in white or shad patterns are producing and drifting live bait. Catfish are excellent in deep water drifting cut bait and fresh shad.

TEXOMA:
Water lightly stained; 85-90 degrees; 2.82′ low. Black bass are good on medium crankbaits in shad patterns, Texas rigged finesse worms and topwaters – shakyheads around main lake points mid day are also effective. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on live shad and slabs. Catfish are good on cut and live shad.

WEATHERFORD:
Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 5.52’ low. Black bass are good on topwaters and Texas rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. White bass are fair on slabs and live minnows.

WRIGHT PATMAN:
Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 6.44′ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged worms, medium crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and prepared bait.

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TEXAS: Black Bass – Good on Live Bait & Texas Rigs Worked Along Tree Lines

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

ALAN HENRY:
Water lightly stained; 86-90 degrees; 3.04’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, jigs and Caroline rigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

ARROWHEAD:
Water semi-turbid; 83-88 degrees; 5.67’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits and moving to shallower water. Some crappie are still spawning shallow and fishing is good off the dam, state park piers and Henrietta and Deer Creek bridges on chartreuse jigs or minnows. White bass are good and schooling. Blue catfish are good on cut shad while anchored in 5-20 feet and on juglines.

FT. PHANTOM HILL:
Water clear; 85-89 degrees; 4.31′ low. Black bass are fair to good on medium running crankbaits, Texas rigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on chrome Rat-L-Traps. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

HUBBARD CREEK:
83-89 degrees; 10.53′ low. Black bass are good on shaky head jigs, Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and medium running shad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows over deeper structure. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

OAK CREEK:
Water stained; 84-89 degrees; 9.14’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, crankbaits and drop shot rigs. Crappie are good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

O.H. IVIE:
Water stained; 85-89 degrees; 29.32′ low. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits, Yum Dingers and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on Rooster Tails. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.

POSSUM KINGDOM:
Water stained; 83-89 degrees; 2.27′ low. Black bass are good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, jigs and deep diving H2O crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs and Little Georges. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

SWEETWATER:
Water murky; 83-88 degrees; 8.45’ low. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, jigs and medium running crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers.

WHITE RIVER:
Water stained; 83-87 degrees; 17.95’ low. Black bass are good on live bait and Texas rigs worked along tree lines and brush. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Walleye are fair on live bait. Channel catfish are good on live bait.

Texas
Parks & Wildlife Dept


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