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TEXAS: Central – BELTON – White Bass are Good Trolling Green Rat-L-Traps

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

BASTROP:
Water clear; 60-63 degrees. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.

BELTON:
Water stained; 58-62 degrees; 11.97’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad early. White bass are good trolling green Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are good on minnows in 30 feet under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

BROWNWOOD:
Water lightly stained; 56-60 degrees; 15.95’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, Grande Bass Rattle Snakes, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows, Li’l Fishies, and shad colored crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.

BUCHANAN:
Water clear; 58-61 degrees; 32.06’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, perch colored Rat-L-Traps, and Texas rigged silver flake Whacky Sticks in 10-20 feet. Striped bass are fair on Whacky Rigs and Rat-L-Traps along the river channel in 15-30 feet near the dam early. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and 2″ plastic swim baits in deep creeks. Crappie are fair on chartreuse Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows in clear water.

CANYON LAKE:
Water clear; 60-64 degrees; 10.30’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, watermelon spinnerbaits, and Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms on shaky head jigs along main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps and deep running crankbaits over humps early. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC curl tail grubs on jigheads, Smokin’ Green” Devil’s Tongues on drop shots, and pumpkin Curb’s jigs along ledges and over rock piles in 10-25 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs upriver.

COLEMAN:
Water clear; 62-65 degrees; 15.88’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live minnows. Crappie are good on live minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.

FAYETTE:
Water clear. Black bass are good on watermelon Carolina rigged soft plastic worms, and on topwaters over grass. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

GRANBURY:
Water clear; 58-61 degrees; 5.83’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp, stinkbait, and nightcrawlers.

GRANGER:
Water murky; 59-62 degrees; 5.13’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair upriver among shad. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on prepared bait and juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

LBJ:
Water clear; 59-62 degrees; 0.40’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon topwaters, Curb’s buzzbaits, and wacky rigged pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks in 5-10 feet early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles.

NAVARRO MILLS:
Water lightly stained; 58-62 degrees; 4.23’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and shallow running crankbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait. Blue catfish are good on shad and perch. Yellow catfish are slow.

PROCTOR:
Water fairly clear; 57-61 degrees; 7.66’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse and watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SOMERVILLE:
Water murky; 59-62 degrees; 10.41’ low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are fair on live bait.

STILLHOUSE:
Water stained; 56-60 degrees; 16.51’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored Rat-L-Traps, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, hot dogs, and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on live bait.

TRAVIS:
Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 54.42’ low. Black bass are fair on silver crankbaits, watermelon worms, and smoke grubs in 15-30 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies, white grubs, and minnows in 20-30 feet. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

WALTER E. LONG:
Water lightly stained. Black bass are fair on minnows. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

WHITNEY:
Water stained; 57-61 degrees; 15.81’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait.

Texas
Parks & Wildlife Dept


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TEXAS: Arrowhead – White Bass are Good on Slabs & Minnows

Tuesday, November 29th, 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.

Texas
Parks and Wildlife Dept

 


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TEXAS: White Bass are Good on Humdingers

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

GREENBELT:
Water stained; 86-91 degrees; 36’ low.

Black bass are fair on topwaters early, later switching to Carolina rigs, Texas rigs and jigs.

Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows over brush piles.

White bass are good on Humdingers.

Smallmouth bass are fair on medium running crankbaits.

Walleye are slow.

Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

Texas
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ARKANSAS: White Bass, Kentucky Bass & Largemouth Bass Schooling in Mud Lake

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

It is HOT and Largemouth Bass are very lethargic during mid day, best early and late and bite shuts off during the heat of mid-day.

The bite over the past week, has become much more seasonal with continued increase of surface temperatures, reduced current in Little River, and virtually non-existent during the hottest mid-day part of these 100+ days.

White bass, Kentucky bass, and Largemouth Bass, were schooling in Mud Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Hurricane Creek, and McGuire Lake oxbows over the past week between 6-9am chasing large pods of threadfin shad.

Surface temps were consistent over the past week’s daytime highs, and are currently ranging 85 F early to 91 F later in the afternoon hours, depending on rain, wind, incoming fresh water, location and time of day.  Call the USACE for lake level daily updates, Little River current, discharge release, and tail water levels.

Lake level as of Monday 01 August, is 255.80 mfsl, and slowly falling, which is 41″ below normal due to four foot drawdown conditions.  Normal consv. pool is 259.20 feet.  The USACE has reduced the total discharge to 348CFS (cubic feet/ second) with 5 gates open at 1 foot.  The tailwater level as of Monday was 225.39 mfsl.  Clarity on main lake is good.  Visibility is currently ranging approx 12-15 inches in the River depending on location.  The oxbow’s clarity are much improved, slight stain, but much better and ranging approx 3-5 feet visibility depending on location.  Water quality improving lake-wide, due to recent more normal weather patterns, reduced wind, and virtually no incoming rain or thunderstorms.  Clarity and visibility can change dramatically on Millwood in just a few hours with high winds.

The final of three, successive, four-foot drawdowns are in progress, and scheduled to run through mid February 2012.  These four foot drawdowns over the past 3 years have been deemed a huge success by fishermen and residents of the lake by helping eliminating unwanted vegetation and drying lake bed to increase storage capacity of the lake during normal pool levels.

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OKLAHOMA: Lake Hefner – White Bass Good on Lipless Crankbaits & Sassy Shad

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Hefner: Elevation below normal, water 78-92 and clear.

Largemouth bass fair on jigs and deep crankbaits at 6-20 ft. along the weeds and rocks.

Smallmouth bass fair on jigs and deep crankbaits at 6-20 ft. along rocky banks.

White bass good on lipless crankbaits and sassy shad at 4-12 ft. along riprap and trolling. Striped bass hybrids fair trolling deep running crankbaits at 15-25 ft.

Channel catfish good on cut bait and prepared bait at 10-20 ft. along rocky shorelines. Blue catfish good on cut bait, punchbait and worms at 10-30 ft. along rocky banks.

Flathead catfish fair on live bait at 10-20 ft. along the dam.

Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. along the dam.

Walleye fair trolling deep crankbaits at 4-12 ft. along windy points and humps.

Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and small jigs all around the lake.

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TEXAS: Lake Ray Roberts – White Bass Fishing

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Lake Ray Roberts is 6 inches below normal level and water temperature is 84 to 88. The water color is clear in most areas.

Fishing this week is very good with fish on strong summer pattern of schooling every morning. It takes some boat riding around the lake to find feeding fish but we have been able to catch a bunch every morning this week. We are catching a lot of little ones but are able to get some nice keepers for the ice chest also. Best bite has been from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. but with some looking you can atay on fish for most of the morning hours.

Fish are feeding on this years shad hatch and the bait is tiny so a rooster tail or clear tiny torpedoe should work. We catch all our schooling fish on the “Floatin Thing” that I make. Its a great time to get young people on the lake to catch some surface feeding sand bass.

Have fun fishing.

Capt. Tim Wike
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GEORGIA: Lake Allatoona Fishing

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Line sides !!! Great… And the top water bite is still off the charts.

There are monster schools of Stripers Hybrids and White bass busting top water early morning and again late afternoon in eye site of the dam all the way north to Galts Ferry. At times you can see 5-6 different schools busting top water at the same time. And sometimes there may be as many as 300-400 fish in these schools. These fish are feeding on very small shad.

Our bust bite this week has came on white Rooster-tails, Jr Flukes and Zara Spook Jr’s. Midday you can catch these fish pulling umbrella rigs and fishing live bait on down-lines off of any main lake point or hump in eye site of the dam.

Mid-lake is also holding good numbers of line-side but these fish are deep. Down-lining shad and shiners it the mouth of the mid-lake creeks has been working best.

Kellogg’s and Galts Ferry are both good starting points.

Robert Eidson
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