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TEXAS: Crappie are Good on Jigs and Minnows

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

ATHENS:
Water lightly stained, 62-69 degrees; 0.8’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, jigs and Bandit 100 crankbaits. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows – moving shallow. Catfish are good on prepared bait and nightcrawlers.

BOB SANDLIN:
Water stained; 63-69 degrees; 2.94’ low Black bass are fair to good on flukes, Texas rigs, jigs and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and Little Georges. Catfish are fair to good on trotlines or juglines with Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap.

BRIDGEPORT:
Water fairly clear; 62-68 degrees; 4.59’ low; Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Texas rigs and red Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and live shad. Hybrid striper are fair on live bait. Channel catfish are good on cut and prepared bait on shallow flats.

CADDO:
Water murky; 63-70 degrees; 0.25′ high. Black bass are fair on flukes, Texas rigs and Senkos. White bass are fair on Road Runners and minnows. Yellow bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

CEDAR CREEK:
Water stained; 62-69 degrees; 2.87′ low. Black bass are fair on medium running shad pattern crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad and large slabs jigged vertically. Crappie are fair to good on minnows. Catfish are fair drifting cut shad.

COOPER:
Water stained; 61-67 degrees; 8.19’ low; Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows with movement towards the shallows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair to good on Sassy Shad and live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and prepared 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; 62-68 degrees; 3.16′ low. Black bass are fair to good on square bill crankbaits, Texas rigs, chatterbaits and drop shot rigs. Females are on beds or cruising in a post spawn pattern, so target anywhere from 1-15 feet. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut shad over shallow mud flats.

GRAPEVINE:
Water stained; 61-69 degrees; 1.23′ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, jigs, drop shot rigs and flukes. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and Little Georges. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

JOE POOL:
Water off color; 62-68 degrees; 0.2’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and wacky rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs over brush piles. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits.

LAKE O’ THE PINES:
Water stained; 61-68 degrees; 0.13′ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, Lateral Perch and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and cut shad. Bream are fair to good on red wigglers.

LAVON:
Water stained; 62-69 degrees; 5.43’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits and shallow slow-running crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around bridge columns. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and nightcrawlers.

LEWISVILLE: Water stained; 62-68 degrees; 1.48’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigged Ultra Vibe Speed Craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and Sassy Shad. Catfish are good on prepared bait and chartreuse (use Worm-Glo) nightcrawlers.

MONTICELLO:
Water fairly clear; 63-82 degrees; 1.14′ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps, weightless flukes, Texas rigs and spinnerbaits. No reports on crappie. No reports on catfish

PALESTINE:
Water lightly stained; 61-68 degrees; 1.59′ low. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, Texas rigs and tubes. Crappie are fair to 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 fair on prepared bait and chartreuse nightcrawlers (use Worm-Glo).

RAY HUBBARD:
Water fairly clear; 62-69 degrees; 3.05′ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, spinnerbaits, jigs and red Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and Road Runners with movement towards the creeks. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good under cormorant roosts on prepared baits.

RAY ROBERTS:
Water clear; 60-66 degrees; 1.68′ low. Black bass are excellent on white spinnerbaits and wacky rigged Senkos around shallow cover in spawning coves. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around timber in 2-5 feet. White bass are good on slabs under birds in the mouths of the northeast creeks. Catfish are good over baited holes.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS:
Water off color; 61-68 degrees; 2.39’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. 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; 61-69 degrees; 2.97′ low. Black bass are excellent on shallow running crankbaits and Baby Brush Hogs. Crappie are good on 1/16 oz. jigheads and Tiny Assassins in and around docks. White bass are fair in the upper end of the lake on chartreuse grubs on a 1/4 oz. jighead (spawn has begun). Striped bass and hybrid striper are good in 8-15 feet on slow rolled 4″ Sassy Shad on a 3/4 oz. jighead and Moe’s Shanghai Shad. Catfish are excellent in 3-6 feet on cut bait and fresh shad.

TEXOMA:
Water off color; 60-68 degrees; 1.43′ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Striped bass are good on live shad and large Road Runners. Catfish are fair on cut and live shad.

WEATHERFORD:
Water lightly stained; 62-67 degrees; 3.58’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair to 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 off color; 61-68 degrees; 4.19′ high. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, shad pattern crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut shad and prepared bait.


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