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ILLINIOS: Bass – Fair using Plastics, Jigs & Crankbaits

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Bass … fair using plastics, jigs & crankbaits at mouth of creeks or deep of points.

Crappie … spotty

Catfish … fair using cut bait & dip baits. Late in day or at night.

White Bass … fair using bladebaits & jig/twisters. Early morning & late evening.

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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: 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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TENNESSEE: Old Hickory Lake – Crankbaits & Tennessee Rigs

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Went out to Old Hickory Lake yesterday with my wife to catch some bass.

It was a tough one! A day after a cold front in the winter.

Started out slow, but the bite got better as the day went on. Ended up with 11 bass, 4 keepers! Largest one was 4 pounds caught on a crankbait. Second largest was 3 and half and caught on a Tennessee rig. Total weight of the 4 keepers was little over 12 pounds. Not a bad day for post frontal conditional. The rest came on a jig. The key to today was fishing slow and around cover. All bass were between 8 and 15 ft.

Good Luck to all…

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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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TENNESSEE: Old Hickory Lake – Bass Caught on Spinnerbaits, Crankbaits & Soft Plastics

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Bass being caught in the creeks on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics up river.

Look for water temperatures in the 60s. Key structure to fish would be rock and grass.

Few fish being caught down river.

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ILLINIOS: (Lake Bloomington) Bass – Fair on Plastics, Jigs & Crankbaits Off Points or Around Timber

Friday, October 7th, 2011

WATER CONDITIONS:
The lake is down and slightly stained to fairly clear.

Crappie
Slow to Fair – on minnow over cover.

Bass
Fair – They started last weekend out a little slow but are fair on plastics, jigs and crankbaits off points or around timber and remaining weeds.

Bluegill – Slow to Fair; and small around seawalls or docks on wax worms.

Catfish – Fair to Slow; on crawlers, cut bait and dip baits with a couple of nice Flatheads caught early in the week too.

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OKLAHOMA: Ft. Gibson – Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear.

Largemouth bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft.

Catfish good on juglines baited with cut shad and white bass sides at 15-25 ft.

White bass good trolling small crankbaits and spinnerbaits at 5-15 ft. along windy points.

Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around the docks.

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ILLINIOS: Largemouth bass – Fair on Plastics, Spinnerbaits & Crankbaits

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Bluegill…
fair-good along shore on crickets or wax worms under a bobber

Crappie…
slow-fair with some caught in shallower water early mornings on minnows or tube jigs/nibbles also late evenings

Channel catfish…
little slow over past weekend but should improve soon

Largemouth bass…
fair on plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits around timber and along weed edges early or late in day

Bullheads…
slow-fair on crawlers or dip baits

Walleye…
fair over weekend on jig/minnows or deep running crankbaits along deeper outside weed lines

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TEXAS: South – Striped Bass Good on Red Fins, Crankbaits & Topwaters

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

AMISTAD:
Water clear; 76 – 79 degrees; 2.89’ low. Black bass are excellent on topwaters, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, crankbaits, and topwaters. White bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are slow. Catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and prepared bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch near rockslides. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

BRAUNIG:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastics near the dam. Striped bass are good on minnows and perch off points near the pier. Redfish are good on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver near the dam.

CALAVERAS:
Water clear. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits in the cove near the park store. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are good down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10 – 20 feet. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver near 181 Cove. Yellow catfish are slow.

CHOKE CANYON:
Water clear; 74 – 78 degrees; 7.74’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, soft plastic lizards, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Drum are fair on nightcrawlers and spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on punchbait. Yellow catfish are fair on cut bait.

COLETO CREEK:
Water fairly clear; 2.26’ low. Black bass are fair on minnows and perch colored Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.

FALCON:
Water stained; 79 – 82 degrees. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows under bridges. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

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