The Basin Report

Texas Weekly Fishing Report

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Texas Parks & Wildlife fishing report for weekend of March 24-27.

Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear 57 degrees; 5.27’ low. Black bass are great with sunny days and warmer water of vegetation and timber with crankbaits, spinners, and worms. Crappie are fair with jigs in timber and man-made structures. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and stinkbait.
Amistad
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 44.90’ low. This week is the strongest spawn we have seen! Black bass are plentiful, lurking around 4-5 feet along rocky and vegetative structures, including timber and creeks on small worms crankbait and some early topwater action. White bass are fair, returning to semi-normal structures out from creeks on spoons and small crankbait. Catfish are fair on deep points on shrimp, chicken livers, and stinkbait dough balls. Remember to stay on the Texas side of the lake unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Arlington
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 1.10 low. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, chatter baits, tubes, and senkos on shorelines, creeks, and brush near creeks. Crappie are fair near boat docks and timber on minnows. Catfish are fair on punch baits and live bait.
Arrowhead
FAIR. Water stained; 56 degrees; 0.26’ low. Largemouth bass are fair steadily in the more turbid waters and going deep in coves with worms and spinners. White Bass are fair on shad moving around 12 feet near creeks and flowing water. Crappie are fair near-surface vegetation in at least 4-6 feet of depth. Catfish are fair, losing some aggressiveness on cheese bait, stinkbait, and minnows.
Athens
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 0.57 high. Largemouth bass are fair on jerk baits, finesse worms, and skirted jigs working the riprac, timber and shorelines. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in standing timber, creeks, and boat docks. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sunfish are good on cutworms and shrimp pieces.
Austin
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 0.68 low. Largemouth bass are good on A-rigs, finesse jigs, bladed spinners, brush hogs, and lipless crankbaits in 3-8’. Sunfish are fair on cut earthworms along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are good with punch bait, chicken liver, and live bait.
B.A. Steinhagen
GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.51’ low. Largemouth bass are great still working the delta between the Neches and Angelina, and timber with small multi-colored worms, shallow crankbait, and other plastics. Crappie are fair on jigs moving quickly amongst creeks working banks with timber. Catfish are good on cut and prepped bait, moving further north in the lake.
Bastrop
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair fishing suspended jerk baits, senkos, and drop shots near creeks, brush, and shorelines. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles and standing timber in 10-25’. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punch bait.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 Degrees; 0.80 low. Black bass are fair near rocky shorelines, channel drop-offs, and in creeks on A-rigs, stick baits, and chatter baits. White bass are good on the main lake points and in creek channels with spoons, white or silver slabs, and pearl or white swimbaits. Hybrid stripers are fair with swimbaits in the main lake from 25-40’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles, timber on or near a drop-off, and deep creek beds. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and cut bait.
Benbrook
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees;1.80 low. Largemouth bass are slow fishing chatter baits, crankbaits, and jerk baits near shorelines, submerged brush, and points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing structure and brush piles in 11-25’. Hybrid striped bass are slow with live bait. White bass are fair with swimbaits and spoons in the creeks, channels, and humps. Catfish are fair with punch bait or cut bait.
Bob Sandlin
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 0.17 high. Black bass are good on A-rigs, finesse jigs, chatter baits, spoons, and skirted jigs in 4-8’’ near shorelines, brush, and in the creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near creeks. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-15 near baited holes.
Braunig
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms, spinners, and jigs. Work the rip rap and banks with vegetation. Striped bass are fair mid-lake. Red drum are good on live bait with lots of activity schooling mid-lake. Catfish are good on live bait and cheese bait.
Bridgeport
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 4.11 low. Black bass are fair on plastic worms, craws, and crankbaits fishing main lake points near riprac, creek drop-offs, rocky shorelines, and channel ledges. Crappie are fair on minnows fishing bridges, timber, and brush piles. White bass are good on main lake channels and creeks. Hybrid stripers are fair along the main lake channel with swimbaits. Catfish are fair on cut bait and prepared bait.
Brownwood
GOOD. Water stained; 54 degrees; 3.07 low. Largemouth bass are fair with jerk baits, bladed spinners, crankbaits, and blue/black or green/orange skirted jigs in coves, shorelines, and timber in 3-12’. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and timber edges near a creek channel or drop-off. White bass and hybrids are good on spoons and swimbaits in the creeks. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait in 12-25’ near baited areas.
Buchanan
GOOD. Water clear; 56 degrees; 6.88 low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, hair jigs, suspended jerk baits, and craws in shallow water. Striped bass are good along the river channel with live bait and swimbaits. White bass are good on silver spoons, crankbaits, and swimbaits in the creeks and main lake points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 12-28’ fishing docks, timber, and brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on punch bait. Blue cats are fair on cut bait.
Caddo
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 1.82 high. Largemouth bass are fair working bladed spinners, square billed crankbaits, skirted jigs, and small swimbaits near channel edges, boat docks, and creek mouths. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near brush piles and timber near a drop-off or creek channel in 14-24’. White bass are good on slabs in the main lake. Chain pickerel are fair with spoons and small jigs. Catfish are fair on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait fishing baited holes near channels and timber edges.
Calaveras
FAIR. Water stained; 65-68 degrees; Red drum are good identifying surface activity moving throughout the lake on live bait starting from about 9 am. Black bass are good under 7 feet close to vegetation and low traffic shallow areas. Hybrid striped bass are fair on rattletraps using your fish finders to identify baitfish schools. Catfish are good on stinkbait, chicken liver, and cut shad.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water clear; 59 degrees; 5.92 low. Striper fishing is excellent along the river channel edge with live bait. White bass are good in creeks and wind-driven points with swimbaits, silver spoons, and rooster tails. Largemouth bass are good with lizards, crankbaits, craws, finesse jigs, and shaky heads in 2-8’. Smallmouth bass are good on small swimbaits, plastic grubs, and small cranks along rock ledges and rocky shorelines. Catfish are good with prepared baits and cut bait. Crappie are fair with live minnows and jigs near timber in 10-25’.
Cedar Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.10 high. Largemouth bass are good working bladed spinners, football jigs, and lipless crankbaits on creeks, shorelines, and boat docks near a channel or point. Hybrids and sand bass are good on main lake points and creeks with swimbaits, slabs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are excellent with minnows and jigs in brush piles, boat docks, and bridges in 11-24’. Some crappie are still in deeper water 30-40’ near bait schools. Catfish are fair in 15-25’ with cut bait and live bait.
Choke Canyon
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 66-68 degrees; 22.94’ low. Largemouth bass are great in the submerged vegetation and still working the Frio on jigs, plastic worms, and crankbait in less than 6 feet. White bass are fair still on the edges of the lake with small crankbaits and plastics. Catfish are consistently good on larger live bait, cut baits, and stinkbait.
Cisco
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 5.96’ low. Largemouth bass are fair in creeks and timber, with smaller bass moving shallow and the big ones still a bit deeper around 12-16 feet on spinners, worms, and crankbait. Sunfish are fair with nightcrawlers and cutworms with success at night. Crappie are fair on jigs and are active in calm, protected water. Catfish are fair with slowing movement on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers night and day.
Coleman
FAIR. Slightly stained. 55 degrees. 3.28’ low. Hybrid stripers are fair on rattletraps following baitfish at the 10-12 depths on coves’ bank side. Largemouth bass are good working low traffic areas with standing and submerged vegetation. Catfish are fair using stinkbait and cut bait around cove entrances within 4 feet of the bottom.
Conroe
GREAT. Water stained; 64 degrees; 0.03’ high. Largemouth bass are excellent, hitting all shallow structures and still the Sam Houston Forest on worms and shad imitations. Crappie are good on minnows working man-made structures. Hybrid striped bass are good shallower than previous weeks on baitfish. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait. Sunfish are good with live worms or crickets in shallow water.
Cooper
Good. Water lightly stained; 53 degrees; 0.15 high. Largemouth bass are fair on square billed crankbaits, spinners, and football jigs. The white bass and hybrids are good in 25-35’ with slabs and over humps, ridges, and main lake creeks with spoons and rooster tails. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs on brush piles and near timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and in punch bait 10-20’.
Corpus Christi Lake
GOOD. Water stained; 67 degrees; 8.10’ low. Largemouth bass are excellent, with all sizes hitting soft plastic worms in timber, brushy flats, and creek beds. White bass are fair on points still shallower than the rest of the year on crankbait. Crappie are fair with live bait under 10 feet. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and cheese bait.
Eagle Mountain
FAIR. Water clear; 59 degrees; 2.06 low. Black bass are slow fishing drop shots, jerk baits, jigs, spinners near timber, brushy shorelines, boat docks, and brush piles. White bass are fair with swimbaits, fishing creeks, and windy points. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs between 10-25’ working docks, submerged brush, and standing timber. Catfish are fair on earthworms, cut bait, and punch bait.
Falcon
GOOD. Water stained north and clearer south; 66 degrees; 41.24’ low. If you are ever planning to come down to Falcon, now is the time. Black bass are great fishing all baits in 8 feet or less on crankbaits or small worms. The dam, along with Tiger Island, are the most popular spots. There have been a lot of catches in the mud around 4 feet. Crappie are also good if you can keep your mind off the bass in creeks. Catfish are excellent working creek points using live bait and stinky bait. Remember to stay on the Texas side unless you possess a Mexican Fishing License.
Fayette
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, spinners, and chatter baits. Sunfish are fair on cut earthworms. Catfish are fair on earthworms and cut bait near baited areas.
Fork
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.01 low. Largemouth bass are good on bladed spinners, crankbaits, chatter baits, curly-tailed worms, and skirted jigs in 2-8’. White and yellow bass are fair with slabs and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 11-25’ near docks and creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait in 8-20’.
Ft. Phantom Hill
FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 2.38’ low. White and hybrid striped bass are still chasing schools of baitfish. Fish maximum 8 feet with minnows and rattletraps. Largemouth bass are good with pre-spawn behavior around 8 feet and searching for food on spinners, crankbait, and buzzbaits straying away from vegetation. Crappie are good on minnows in more open water and jigs and tighter and submerged vegetation. Catfish are fair at night on cut shad and stinkbait.
Gibbons Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 66 degrees; 1.93’ low. Largemouth bass are great still in strong spawn, working less than 6 feet on crankbaits, worms, and occasional topwaters. Crappie are fair on jigs driving more around 8 feet under structures. Catfish are fair on live shad deeper, staying close to points around 15 feet.
Graham
FAIR. Water clear; 57 degrees; 1.34 low. Largemouth bass are fair on craws, football jigs, and suspended jerk baits in timber and near docks, points, shorelines, and timber near a creek channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in deep channel bends, brush piles, and under deeper boat docks. White bass are good on rooster tails and spoons in creeks and on points. Hybrid stripers are fair on live bait in 25-45’. Catfish are fair on cut bait and punch bait near baited areas.
Granbury
GOOD. Water clear; 59 degrees; 0.03 low. Largemouth bass are fair on suspended jerk baits, senkos, and finesse jigs in 3-10’ near points, rocky shorelines, and rock ledges. Crappie fishing is good around boat docks with minnows and jigs. Catfishing is slow with cut bait and punch bait. Stripers are good with live bait along the main lake channel in 35-45’.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.35 high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, chatter baits, and spinners near rocky shorelines, brushy creeks, and timber in 4-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles and timber near a drop-off in 14-28’. White bass are good on small swimbaits, spoons, and jigs near main lake points and in the creeks. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut. Yellow cats are fair with live bait.
Grapevine
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.28 high. Largemouth bass are fair on chatter baits, hair jigs, wacky worms, and square billed crankbaits near timber, points, and shorelines. White bass are fair in 20-35’ with slabs and white swimbaits near main lake points, channels, and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in marinas and near submerged structure. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 53 degrees; 39.35’ low. Black bass are fair as we seem to be in a pre-spawn holding pattern searching remaining structures on spinners, thick weighted worms, and jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait lake-wide. Walleye are fair and still improving in around 10 feet of depth. Sunfish and crappie are fair, lacking habitat and using submerged vegetation. White bass are slow.
Houston County
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees; 0.23’ high. Black bass are good using Carolina rigs and jigs working all the downed vegetation above 7 feet. Crappie are fair working timber and creek activity on jigs. Catfish are fair using live and cut shad, as well as boiled deer corn.
Hubbard Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 55 degrees; 2.77’ low. Largemouth bass are fair south and west lake working creeks and thick timber on crankbaits and worms. Crappie are fair on minnows in especially in creeks. White bass are fair to good returning with Alabama rigs, small crankbaits, and jigs. Catfish are fair on live and cut shad retreating to deeper water below 12 feet.
Jacksonville
SLOW. Water clear; 54 degrees; 0.25 high. Largemouth bass are slow with spinners, brush hogs, jigs, and jerk baits near docks, rip-rac, timber, and structure. Crappie are slow on minnows in creek ledges. Catfish are fair on punch bait.
Joe Pool
FAIR. Water clear; 56 degrees; 1.01 low. Largemouth bass are good fishing football jigs, jerk baits, craws, and lipless crankbaits, along channel ledges, bank edges, points, and flooded trees. Crappie are good near brush piles, timber, and the dam on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared baits and cut bait.
Lake O’ the Pines
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 2.32 high. Largemouth bass are fair on drop shots, jigs, tubes, and jerk baits. Crappie are good on minnows in the brush piles and open water bait schools near the dam. Catfish are fair with cut bait or punch bait in baited areas.
Lavon
GOOD. Water stained; 55 degrees; 0.63 high. Crappie are good on minnows or jigs fishing main lake bait schools. White bass are good in the creeks with silver spoons, rooster tails, and small swimbaits. Black bass are good on crankbaits, spoons, drop shots, and craws in 4-12’. Catfish are good on cut bait, nightcrawlers, and punch bait in 12-25’.
LBJ
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 61 degrees; 0.70 low. Black bass are fair on jerk baits, hair jigs, tubes, and shad-like crankbaits worked near shorelines, main lake points, and rock ledges. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles, rock ledges, and docks. White bass are good over main humps and creeks with jigging spoons and slabs. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait in 14-28’ in baited areas.
Lewisville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 0.04 high. Black bass are fair fishing points, shorelines, and brush with the skirted jigs, senkos, umbrella rigs, chatter baits, and crankbaits. White bass are good on small swimbaits and spoons in creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles and bait schools near the dam. Catfish are good on chicken liver, cut bait, and punch bait near baited areas.
Limestone
GOOD. Water clear; 58 degrees; 0.12 high. Largemouth bass are good on chatter baits, jerk baits, spoons, and skirted jigs along creek ledges, near shallow channels, and along shorelines. White bass are good with slabs near the main lake channel in 20-35’ and in the creeks with rooster tails and small swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around ledges, brush piles, and submerged timber. Catfish are good on punch bait.
Livingston
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 0.03’ high. Largemouth bass are good as there is only one pattern currently to fish in under 6 feet of depth. Creeks vegetation and sand flats are all successful on Carolina rigged worms, spinners, and jigs. Striped bass are fair to slow with a warm-up. The key is the correct depth determined by fish finders on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs, and we’ve caught several while largemouth fishing. White bass are excellent out from creeks not quite back in open water yet working small spinners and live bait. Catfish are fair on live baits throughout and excel at night.
Martin Creek
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 63 degrees; 0.04 high. Largemouth bass are slow on jigs, jerk baits, crankbaits, and swimbaits in 18-25’. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 12-28’ in timber and brush piles. Catfish are fair on punch bait and live bait.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 67 degrees; 34.88’ low. Black bass are great fishing below 8 feet on worms, topwaters, and bass jigs. The best locations are creek beds, turbid waters, and shallow rock structures. Crappie are good in the vegetation on jigs in less than10 feet. White bass are fair, owning the brush piles and points on spoons and small crankbait. Striped bass are fair mid-lake looking around 5-15 feet looking for drops. Smallmouth bass are good chasing baitfish in shallower areas less than 12 feet of depth. Catfish are fair on live bait, chicken livers, and blood baits in the inflow from feeder creeks.
Meredith
SLOW. Water stained; 52 degrees; 50.89’ low. Black bass are slow to fair with some reemergence in and above brush. Walleye are fair with not much change, slowly reeling small crankbait. Crappie are fair on jigs due to lacking habitat, which is causing stress to the fish. White bass are slow. Channel catfish are fair fishing stinkbait and cut bait.
Millers Creek
FAIR. Water stained; 52 degrees; 0.24’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, which is difficult to predict, especially with yoyo weather. Mid depth continues to be the active depth on worms, jigs, spinners, and topwater on calm, clear mornings. Crappie are fair protected from the extremes on live bait. White bass are fair as creeks take precedent looking for suitable water. Catfish are fair mid-depth in coves with live, blood, and liver prepared baits.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 63-66 degrees; Largemouth bass are good switching to Carolina rigged skinny long plastic worms as the best lures still working vegetation edges fishing shallow and working shallow coves. Crappie are fair also shallow as they feed with jigs matching the hatch in and around creeks. Sunfish are fair on jigs and crickets. Catfish are good on dough balls, cut, and live bait.
Nasworthy
FAIR. Water murky; 57 degrees. 1.01’ low. Black bass are good fishing structures on their edges close to creeks and thick vegetation edges on soft plastic baits. Crappie are fair on jigs working docks and marinas. White bass are fair as points near the edges of the lake are successful. Catfish are fair on live and prepped baits throughout the lake.
Navarro Mills
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 0.13 high. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around the marina and brush piles in 12-25’. Catfish are fair with punch bait and cut bait. White bass are good on small swimbaits and spoons in creeks. Black bass are good with chatter baits, spinners, and crankbaits near docks, brush piles, and timber.
O.C. Fisher
FAIR. Water stained; 56 degrees; 42.02’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, spinners, and jigs working narrow northern structures of the lake. Crappie are fair near drops, humps, and vegetation. White bass are fair on points searching just a bit shallower 8-11 feet on small crankbait. Catfish are fair on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
O.H. Ivie
FAIR. Water clear; 57 degrees; 13.17’ low. Black bass are good as spawn is in full swing with pairs traveling through shallow water looking for muddy banks in vegetation and creeks on bass jigs and thick worms. Crappie are fair on live minnows, especially under a light at night. Catfish are good on stinkbait, live, and cut bait.
Oak Creek
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 4.12’ low. Largemouth bass are fair and seem to be improving every day, staying in the flooded vegetation and creeks, fishing worms, and bass jigs through the forest. Crappie are fair shifting to live bait under docks. White bass are fair on small rattle traps moving out from creeks to drops or deeper coves nearby. Catfish are fair on trotlines, nightcrawlers, live bait, and cut bait.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.44 high. Largemouth bass are fair working football jigs, skirted jigs, craws, lizards, and chatter baits near points, creeks, and coves. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and timber near a creek or drop off in 12-25’. Hybrid stripers are good on live bait, A-rigs, and swimbaits. White bass are good on rooster tails, swimbaits, and spoons in creeks. Catfish are good on earthworms, punch bait, and cut bait.
Palo Pinto
FAIR. Water clear; 60 degrees; 2.20 low. Largemouth bass are fair on points, flats, brushy or rocky shorelines with bladed spinners, finesse worms, medium crankbaits, and hair jigs. Crappie are good on minnows near bridge columns and docks. White bass are good on slabs and jigging spoons near creeks, points, and flats. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad and jigging spoons in 20-35’. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Possum Kingdom
FAIR. Water clear; 56 degrees; 0.52’ low. Largemouth bass are good working island vegetation and standing vegetation areas on worms and small crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs working rocks and flooded timber. White bass are fair on crankbaits looking at points and drops. Striped bass are fair finding the drop with baitfish. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.
Proctor
GOOD. Water lightly stained, 57 degrees; 0.41 low. Largemouth bass are good on finesse worms, suspended jerk baits, cranks, and skirted jigs in near brushy creeks, timber edges, and rocky shorelines. Hybrid stripers are fair with swimbaits and A-rigs in the main lake around 35-45’. Crappie are fair with minnows in 14-28’ in creek mouths, timber, and brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Raven
FAIR. Water stained; 64 degrees; Largemouth bass are good working the lake’s slim edge channels with worms and spinners in less than 6 feet. Sunfish are fair on cutworms striking quick and hard from undercover and better at night.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.26 high. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, plastic worms, suspended jerk baits, and lipless crankbaits near banks, creeks, and drop-offs. White bass are good in creeks and near main lake flats, humps, and points in 20-35’. Crappie are good near deep brush piles and main lake channels with minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait.
Ray Roberts
FAIR; Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 0.20 low. Largemouth bass are good on lipless crankbaits, jerk baits, craws, and football jigs near drop-offs, timber, points, and the dam. White bass are fair in 25-45’ on slabs and swimbaits near main lake points, creeks, and the river channel. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around docks, bridge columns, and the bait schools near the dam. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Richland Chambers
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 56 degrees; 0.13 low. Largemouth bass are slow on flukes, spoons, football jigs, and crankbait, fishing near deep boat docks, points, creeks, and submerged timber. White bass and hybrids are fair on live bait, slabs, and spoons on flats, creeks, and points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on bridge pilings, in brush piles, and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait, punch bait, and nightcrawlers. Bream are good.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 65 degrees; 0.59’ low. Largemouth bass are good not wandering from the Angelina River on spinners, worms, and topwater. White bass are fair on minnows moving to some points, especially those with dramatic drops. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near Lavaca Creek structures. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.
Somerville
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 62 degrees; 1.90 low. White bass and hybrids are good with silver spoons, swimbaits, and slabs on main lake points, inlets, and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in brush piles and flooded timber in 12-28’. Catfish are fair with punch bait and shrimp. Largemouth are good with drop shots, crankbaits, and black/red skirted jigs near the timber, creek bends, drop-offs, rocky shorelines, and roadbeds.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 56 degrees; 40.77’ low. Largemouth bass are fair, continuing to work in flooded vegetation and submerged timber with an early morning topwater, along with sunny day crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits. Crappie are slow on jigs. White bass are slow. Catfish are fair on live and cut bait around 12 feet with increased catches at night.
Stamford
FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 0.19’ high. Black bass are fair just hanging around the shallow flats in the bulrush and cattails as spawn behavior has started for lighter bass with more prominent bass starting to congregate. Use bass jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms. Crappie are good using minnows. White bass are fair searching deep river spots and working points nearby. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait prepped pellets.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water clear; 58 degrees; 0.29 high. Black bass are fair on chatter baits, skirted jigs and senkos working creeks, brush piles, ledges, and points. Smallmouth bass are good with small jigs and plastic grubs near rocky shorelines, creek ledges, and drop-offs. Crappie are good on minnows in brush piles and standing timber in 9-18’. White bass are good on slabs off main lake points and creeks. Channel catfish are good with punch bait and chicken liver. Blue cats are good with fresh-cut bait.
Sulphur Springs
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 0.75 low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, plastic worms, and lipless crankbaits near points, creek bends, and fallen timber. Crappie are fair on minnows in 10-20’ near brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are slow on punch bait.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water stained; 54 degrees;0.36 high. Blue catfish are excellent on fresh-cut bait. Channel catfish are good on punch bait. Largemouth bass are good on square billed crankbaits, lizards, skirted jigs and suspended jerk baits. White bass and hybrid stripers are good on swimbaits near points and creeks. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs around brush piles, docks, bridge pilings, and main lake bait schools.
Texana
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 68 degrees; 0.95’ low. Largemouth bass are great as there are so many catches shallow as all bass are spawning with soft plastics, jigs, spinners, and Texas rigged worms. Crappie are good on jigs just under the structure. Catfish are good on stinkbait, cut bait, and live bait. Trotlines are excellent and popular for all species of catfish using live bait.
Texoma
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 54 degrees; 2.76 low. Striped bass are good on swimbaits and live shad. White bass are good on swimbaits, rooster tails, small crankbaits, and spoons in creek inlets. Largemouth bass are fair fishing A-rigs, crankbaits, jerk baits, and senkos in 6-12’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near deep boathouses, timber, and brush piles in 12-25’. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Toledo Bend
GOOD. Very clear south, stained north; 58-62 degrees; 2.22’ low. Black bass are good with so much vegetation throughout the lake look for murkier water with shallow depths or island structures with worms dominating. White bass are fair, working north around 12-18 feet. Crappie are excellent in 4-6 feet, favoring jigs over minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on cut bait and stinkbait.
Travis
GOOD. Water clear; 61 degrees; 22.49 low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, football jigs, chatter baits, lizards, and craws near rock piles, shorelines, and ledges. White bass are good with slabs and swim baits working main lake points and creeks. Striper action along the main river channel is good with live bait and swimbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs in 11-30’ near docks, brush piles, and rock ledges. Catfish are good on cut bait and prepared baits in 6-15’.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water Stained. 54-57 degrees. 11.64’ low. Black bass are fair as the patterns truly show a move to fishing in 10 feet or less of water utilizing points, brush, and close to and in creeks with worms and crankbait. Crappie are fair working shallow in the Concho River and seeing activity around man-made structures upriver. Catfish are fair on live prepped and cut bait.
Tyler
FAIR. Water clear; 55 degrees; 0.39 high. Black bass are fair on crankbaits, jigs, and bladed spinners fishing docks, shorelines, and creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows in brush piles, structure, and timber in 13-28’. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait. White bass are fair in creeks and points.
Waco
FAIR. Water clear; 58 degrees; 0.77 low. Largemouth bass are fair on finesse jigs, lipless crankbaits, shaky heads, and chatterbaits near the creek ledges and timber. Crappie are fair on minnows fishing bridge pilings and brush piles in 14-28’. Sunfish are fair. Channel and blue catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.
Walter E. Long
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees. Largemouth bass are good on drop shots, crankbaits, and jigs near timber, creek ledges, and brushy shorelines. Hybrid stripers are good with live bait. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs in 14-28’ near brush piles and timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait. Sunfish are good.
Weatherford
FAIR. Water clear; 56 degrees; 1.30 low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs, crankbaits, and finesse worms near shorelines, fallen timber, and creeks. White bass are good in creeks on silver spoons and swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows around docks, creeks, and submerged cover. Catfish are fair on punch bait and earthworms.
White River
SLOW. Water murky; 54-57 degrees; 24.58’ low. Drought conditions are still in place. Please check boat ramp access. Largemouth bass are fair, holding the current pattern on worms, crankbait, and spinners among mid-depth structures. Crappie are fair, switching to minnow in thick vegetation. Walleye are slow but improving with some catches. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait, and prepared bait near the Marina.
Worth
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 58 degrees; 1.95 low. Largemouth bass are fair with finesse jigs, lipless crankbaits, craws, and chatter baits working creek mouths, shorelines, and boat docks. Crappie are good on minnows, fishing brush piles, timber lining a creek channel, or drop-off and under docks. Catfish are good on live bait and punch bait.
Wright Patman
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 57 degrees; 8.68 high. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits, tubes, and senkos along creek channels, timber, and rocky points. White bass are good on swimbaits in the creeks. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs near structure and brush piles. Catfish are good on chicken liver, punch bait, and live bait.

 

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