Texas Weekly Fishing Report

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Texas Parks & Wildlife report for August 12-14.
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Alan Henry
FAIR. Water clear; 85 degrees; 9.09 feet low. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Crappie are good in standing timber in 25 feet of water with minnows and jigs.
Amistad
GOOD. Water clear; 83 degrees; 63.94 feet low. Dog days of summer are definitely here. Bass are being caught on topwater baits in the morning. Move to the hydrilla grass when the sun is up using punch rigs and jigs. Channel catfish are great in 3-10 feet of water along the edge of grass and stick ups with cheese bait. White bass are surface action near the dam in the evening. Black bass are good off the grass using creature baits.
Arlington
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 90 degrees; 5.19 feet low. Bass are feeding on bluegill where rock structures meet the soft bottom early morning into the afternoon. Any jigs, crankbaits, or soft plastics in natural colors are working well. Bass transition to deeper water slopes and main lake brush piles as the sun rises biting on Carolina rigs with bugs or worms, and deep crankbaits. White bass are good schooling biting on small spoons.
Arrowhead
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84-88 degrees; 4.55 feet low. Blue catfish are good drifting in the main lake with fresh cut shad. Crappie and bass are on structure and under docks. White bass can be caught early and late schooling on main lake points.
Athens
FAIR. Water clear; 87 degrees; 1.40 feet below. Bass are schooling early and late in the day biting small white moving baits and topwaters, and along main lake grass lines with jigs and shaky head ribbon tail worms. Crappie are slow on deep brush out to 20 feet of water with jigs and minnows. White bass can be caught sporadically near schooling bass.
Austin
FAIR. Water clear; 84 degrees; 0.63 feet low. Fish are feeding in low light conditions so focus on underwater lights. Bass are biting on dropshots near creek mouths and brush piles, and small crankbaits on rock structures. Slow bite for crappie and white bass. Lady Bird Lake is fair for bass using weightless worms in the grass, or topwater frogs in grass pockets early in the morning. Bluegill are bedding shallow, so look for fish shallow feeding on the bluegill.
B.A. Steinhagen
FAIR. Water stained; 83 degrees; 0.28 feet below. Bass are fair on topwaters over grass at sunrise, and with dropshot and crankbaits along grass ledges later in the day. Crappie are fair using minnows and jigs on deeper main lake structures and brush piles. Catfish are good moving shallow biting cut and cheese bait.
Bastrop
GREAT. Water clear; 90 degrees. Bass fishing continues to be good for Lake Bastrop. Bass are good in the hot water discharge and grass lines early in the morning with topwaters, shallow crankbaits, small swimbaits, and shaky head finesse worms worked slowly in the current. Bass are really good schooling all day with the best action early morning with small topwaters and small swimbaits in natural shad colors, 8-12 feet of water on watermelon or green pumpkin wacky worms. Crappie are fair with live minnows in 22-27 feet of water.
Belton
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 8.04 feet low. The white bass fishing on Lake Belton continues to be very tough and difficult to pattern. These nomadic fish are chasing the abundant young of the year shad in small schools above the thermocline here, there, and everywhere, only occasionally showing themselves for just seconds at a time as they burst to the surface to feed on shad, and then disappear again.
Benbrook
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 7.30 feet low. Crappie are good in standing timber in 14-25 feet of water with jigs, but best on minnows. White bass and hybrids are slow on main lake humps with slabs and live bait. Largemouth bass are fair in 8-20 feet of water points and rocks and standing timber with deep diving crankbaits and Texas rigged 10 inch worms. Catfish are good in standing timber under roosting birds and punch bait.
Bob Sandlin
SLOW. Water clear; 92 degrees; 1.70 feet low. Crappie are slow on brush in 20-25 feet of water biting on minnow and jigs. Bass are slow on topwaters shallow early morning, deep water points after the sun rises. Catfish are slow on baited holes 20 feet of water using cheese bait or cut bait.
Brady
GOOD. Water dirty; 91 degrees; 10.44 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair on soft plastics and crankbaits in the salt cedars and rocks early and late. White bass are good, schooling all over the lake biting on crankbaits and topwaters. Crappie are slow around the marina. Catfish are good on cut bait or live perch on trotlines or jugs in 5-10 feet of water.
Braunig
FAIR. Water lightly stained, 92 degrees. Largemouth bass are good shallow to 5 feet of water around reeds and jetties on chartreuse and gold spinner baits and slow moving soft plastics. Red drum are good on live bait and shrimp, off points on the recreational shoreline 10-15 feet of water. Boaters and kayaks trolling slow moving crankbaits or using live bait around the dam are producing catches.
Bridgeport
GOOD. Water normal stain; 84 degrees; 6.20 feet low. Crappie are good around the Highway 380 Bridge using minnows and jigs. Hybrids and sand bass are still cruising all over the main lake biting on live bait and slabs. Keep a sharp eye out for surfacing sand bass on the main lake. Largemouth bass are good at sunrise with topwater baits. Later in the day, run a crankbait around ledges and drops in 18-22 feet of water. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut shad all over the lake.
Brownwood
SLOW. Water slightly stained; 85-87 degrees; 6.13 feet low. Bass are good to 10.10 pounds on Texas rig worms and crankbaits scattered around the rocky boulders 5-16 feet of water. Crappie to one pound are excellent on minnows in 12-15 feet of water over brush piles and structures. White bass are slow on crankbaits and jigs under the lights at nights with some schooling action. Catfish are good on prepared baits around baited holes and the flats.
Bryan
SLOW. Water normal stain; 85 degrees. Fishing continues to be slow for all species, with few reports Small channel catfish are fair on punch bait, and live or dead perch and goldfish. Crappie are slow on submerged structures off boat docks and in front of the restaurant with live minnows. Black bass are slow with the occasional catch using live minnows off Rocky Point, and the rocks under the bridge along the canal.
Buchanan
GREAT. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 13.38 feet low. Largemouth bass are good near rock piles shallow early and out to 25 feet of water later in the day. White bass are good with topwaters when there is surface action, switching to deep diving crankbaits and spoons for suspended fish. A few striped bass are mixed in with the whites. Night fishing is producing good striped bass working lights around docks. Largemouth bass are good at night throwing crankbaits and swimbaits through the lights.
Caddo
SLOW. Water stained; 83 degrees; 0.23 feet below. Caddo is low, so exercise caution when navigating. Bass have a good early morning topwater bite. Switch to Texas rigged worms and dropshots in the river systems and hit all the trees, grass and pads you come up on later in the day.
Calaveras
GOOD. Water lightly stained, 91 degrees. Red drum are fair on live tilapia and perch. Boaters and kayaks have had the most consistent bites slow trolling crankbaits in 15-25 feet of water starting at the shoreline in the early hours working deeper as the sun rises. Blue and channel catfish have been good on shrimp and cut shad in open water 20-30 feet of water over structure.
Canyon Lake
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 5.34 feet low. Bass are good, holding over brush piles and grass edges in 18-24 feet of water biting on Carolina rigs, drop shots and Ned rigs. Striped bass are schooling at first light near the dam with topwater and swimbaits. Crappie are slow.
Cedar Creek
EXCELLENT. Water normal stain; 89 degrees; 4.42 feet low. Crappie are excellent on main lake brush piles in 15-22 feet of water using minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass are excellent on docks in 3-8 feet of water, and in 15-20 feet of water using shaky heads, crankbaits and Carolina rigs. White bass and hybrid bass can be caught surfacing all over the lake in the morning, moving to main lake humps using popper style baits and small spoons.
Choke Canyon
GREAT. Water stained; 84 degrees; 22.66 feet low. Catfish, alligator gar, bass and bait fish are feeding on the mayflies shallow in 5-10 feet of water. Gar and catfish are biting on cut carp, tilapia and bluegill fished at the bottom and suspended. Bass are good on topwater frogs and buzz baits.
Cisco
GREAT. Water stained; 84 degrees; 6.56 feet low. The catfish and perch bites are good this week. Channel and flathead catfish are good on perch and frozen shad in 5-10 feet of water.
Coleman
GOOD. Slightly stained; 85-87 degrees; 4.65 feet low. Crappie are good with jigs or minnows on brush piles. Hybrid striped bass are good on imitation. They are chasing bait fish all over the lake. Bass are good with fish to 6 pounds on green pumpkin jigs, black blue jigs, shad color swim jigs.
Conroe
GOOD. Slightly stained; 87 degrees; 1.63 feet below. Eater sized cats are still plentiful on ledges, points, and under the 1097 bridge on catfish bubblegum, liver, worms, or stink bait. Bream have been everywhere, robbing the bait almost too fast for the catfish to find it. Crappie are fair on minnows, and black/chartreuse, all white, white/chartreuse crappie magnet. Crappie magnets have a slender profile at an inch long, paired with a 1/16-1/32 orange jig head. If fishing with minnows, tip an orange jig head with a minnow and hold it still as the crappie are finicky right now due to the hot water temperature. Hybrids are fair to good in 16-24 feet of water using live bait or jigging vertically. Many juvenile 17 inch, with some keepers and white bass mixed in.
Cooper
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees. Catfish are good with juglines. White bass and hybrids are fair with large spoons. Crappie are slow on main lake brush piles and standing timber with jigs and minnows. Bass are fair along grass ledges and standing timber with crankbaits.
Corpus Christi Lake
SLOW. 86 degrees; 8.61 feet below. Lake level is dropping, so check for ramp status before heading out. Cooler hours are fishing better than in the heat of the day. Catfish are slow on jug lines in the river channel with soap bait and live perch. Largemouth bass are slow, early morning topwaters in shallow water have produced a few catches. White bass are slow with some success in deep water with spoons. Crappie are slow in 10 feet of water on minnows near structures.
Cypress Springs
Water stained; 90 degrees; 2.87 feet low. Fishing patterns are consistent fishing low light hours for bass and crappie. Dark colors lures around lighted areas will produce bites for the bass. Crappie prefer mid depth brush, if you have underwater lighting then you increase your bite substantially. The catfish are moving to a little deeper and cooler water in the mid 20 foot range in areas with a good wind blowing in on it.Your best bite will still be on prepared punch style baits over baited areas.
Eagle Mountain
GOOD. Water normally stained, 87 degrees; 4.75 feet low. Fishing patterns are similar this week. White bass are fair to good on main lake structures using chartreuse and white slabs with teaser flies, but fish are moving fast so be ready. Some anglers have reported good catches trolling Alabama-rigs and Hellpets. Crappie are fair to good on brush piles, docks and main lake structure on jigs or minnows and shooting docks. Largemouth bass are fair to good on crankbaits around docks and main lake structure. Blue catfish and channel catfish are fair to good on main lake structures on punch bait.
Falcon
SLOW. Water stained; 90 degrees; 47.95 feet low. Fishing has slowed with fish relating to deeper water. Falcon State Park is the best place to fish right now. Gar fishing is fair with cut carp, tilapia and shad. Catfish are fair along main lake points feeding in the evenings throughout the night. Crappie are slow. Largemouth bass are slow with soft plastics.
Fayette
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 88-98 degrees. Fishing patterns continue to hold steady, but there is a chance of rain this weekend. Bass continue to be fair with some topwater schooling action and in 10-20 feet of water on humps and rip rap throwing various jigs and plastics. Catfish are good, hitting chicken liver in 12-20 feet of water on tight lines over chum. Bluegill and redear perch are good on worms and crickets around structures. Water temperatures vary from 88 degrees to 98 degrees at the mouth of discharge.
Fork
GOOD. Water Stained; 84-88 degrees; 7.31 feet low. Bass continue to be shallow early in the morning in 1-4 feet of water on windblown points biting topwaters, and shad patterned square bill crankbaits. Mid morning the bite transitions to big wood in 5-7 feet of water using shaky heads with Xcite slim X in June bug, red bug are best. The bass fishing is slow with most catches in 1-6 feet of water and in 18-25 feet of water on points using shaky heads. Sand bass are fair in 14-16 feet of water. Crappie are good on brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on baited holes.
Ft. Phantom Hill
GOOD. Water stained; 84 degrees; 5.82 feet low. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are slow to fair this time of year. Channel catfish are good on mud flats in 5-10 feet of water on baited holes. Crappie are good on boat docks, bridge pilings and submerged brush.
Graham
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 2.79 feet low. Largemouth bass are good topwaters early and soft plastics later in the day on docks and brush piles. Catfish are slow drifting. Crappie are slow. Hybrid stripers and white bass are schooling in the discharge area.
Granbury
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 2.14 feet low. Crappie are good in 10-25 feet of water on brush, docks, timber and stumps using minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass are good in brush using Texas rigged 10 inch worms and swimbaits. Striped and white bass are good with live bait and umbrella rigs. Catfish are fair using punch bait near standing timber. Stripers and sand bass are moving fast. White bass are good on live bait, jigging spoons and Alabama rigs in 12-25 feet of water. Catfish are good on cut bait during the day in 15-40 feet of water.
Granger
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 2.09 feet low. Black bass are good up river on shad colored crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slab spoons fished over main lake humps and ridges. Crappie are very good using 1/32 ounce marabou jigs tipped with crappie nibbles fished over structure in 3-7 feet of water. Blue catfish are good drifting with shad in 6-20 feet of water. Yellow catfish are slow.
Grapevine
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 1.30 feet below. Fishing has improved to excellent with fish biting in a similar pattern. White bass are excellent, slowly fishing a double rigged slab with short lead on the jig. Schooling early in 13-16 feet of water flats as the sunrises, moving deeper to 24-27 feet of water on humps and ridges with a thumper. The bite is aggressive so do not keep a lot of slack as the fish are swimming straight. Bass are good on crankbaits and topwater in the shadows of north and south points.
Greenbelt
SLOW. Water stained; 83 degrees; 42.70 feet low. Fishing has slowed for all species. Catfish are good at night with minnows. Crappie are slow in 18 feet of water with minnows. Largemouth bass are slow using crankbaits. Sand bass are slow schooling deep biting silver spoons. Walleye are slow scattered all over the lake on crappie jigs, buzz bait and minnows.
Houston County
GOOD. Water stained; 84 degrees; 1.42 feet below. Fishing is good with a lake record black crappie landed on a jig. Black crappie are good on brush piles with minnows and jigs. Bass are good off docks with watermelon red or white six inch worms. Catfish are good on crawfish and shrimp.
Hubbard Creek
GOOD. Water Stained; 83 degrees; 5.56 feet low. 80. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid bass are slow to fair this time of year. Channel catfish are good on mud flats in 5-10 feet of water on baited holes. Crappie are good on boat docks, bridge pilings and submerged brush.
Jacksonville
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 89 degrees; 1.41 feet below. Largemouth and Kentucky bass are good using soft plastics on brush in 8-22 feet of water, and at night in the lights with Texas rigged worms and dropshots. Schooling bass are suspended in the main lake chasing bait fish biting on crankbaits and topwates. Crappie are fair in deep structure using minnows or small natural color jigs.
Joe Pool
GOOD. Water normal stained; 84-87 degrees; 3.25 feet low. Fishing is better in the afternoon and evening than in the morning. Bass are good in 15-20 feet of water on sharp bends in the creek channels with any kind of bottom structure such as rocks, stumps, and man-made brush piles.
Lake O’ the Pines
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 90 degrees; 2.40 feet low. Fish are slow to bite in the triple digit heat and the lack of rain. Crappie are slow on brush in 20-25 feet of water biting on minnow and jigs. Bass are slow on topwaters shallow early morning, deep water points after the sun rises. Catfish are slow on baited holes 20 feet of water using cheese bait or cut bait.
Lavon
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 3.84 feet low. Crappie are good in 5-10 feet of water until 8 A.M., transitioning to 9 -17 feet of water in timber and brush with minnows and jigs. White bass are good with a sporadic topwater bite throughout the day in the middle of the lake, and in 15-25 feet of water on main lake points and humps. White or chartreuse slabs for deeper water and swimbaits in shallow water. Black bass are fair on spooks along riprap at the first two hours of sunlight. Bluegills are great, holding to 10-20 feet of water on brush piles using earthworms, crickets or pieces of bacon as it will not fall off the hook as easily. Catfish are good on baited holes and windblown slopes and points in 10-20 feet of water.
LBJ
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.57 feet low. Crappie are good in 18-24 feet of water on brush piles with chartreuse jigs, and live bait. Catfish are good in 20-27 feet of water with punch bait. The lake is still producing some good bass super shallow at the start of the day around laydowns and water willow using a small swimbait, or soft jerkbait like a super fluke and a frog. Later on, go out deep on rock piles and throw a shaky head, jig or Texas rigged craw worm or power worm in watermelon or green pumpkin colors. Bass are good with Texas rigged big worms over brush piles 2-5 feet of water and topwater lures near docks. Crappie are fair with live bait.
Lewisville
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 2.55 feet low. White bass are fair on points and humps in 20-30 feet of water using slabs or live bait, with sporadic top water action. Hybrid stripers are slow, but can be picked off every once in a while mixed in with the white bass. Catfish are fair drifting cut shad or chicken breasts in 16-24 feet of water. Check near wind blown points, humps, and flats near creek channels. Crappie are fair to good in 6-25 feet of water near rock piles, stumps, laydowns, brush piles, standing timber, and bridge columns using minnows and jigs.
Limestone
EXCELLENT. Water clear; 89 degrees; 3.87 feet below. Crappie are good in 10-18 feet of water around brush and standing timber using minnows. Largemouth bass are good in 4-15 feet of water on docks and points using Texas or Carolina rigs, and crankbaits. White bass are good on points and humps in 7-18 feet on silver jigging spoons. Catfish are good in 7-20 feet of water on humps and points using cut bait.
Livingston
GOOD. Stained; 85 degrees; 1.32 feet low. Striped bass are slow with most catches undersized. White bass are good, but slowing in the Texas heat. Fish main lake humps in 6-12 feet of water with ¾-1 ounce slabs. Still waiting to see schooling action. Crappie are slow in the normal hot spots of Kickapoo Creek and Penwaugh. Alligator gar are excellent on flats in 3-6 feet of water with cut bait.
Martin Creek
FAIR. 91 degrees. Water lightly stained; 2.38 feet low. Fishing is hit-or-miss in the Texas heat. Crappie are fair on man made brush piles and standing timber with jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on juglines at the south end of the lake. Largemouth bass are fair early in the morning with soft plastics in the grass growth near the boat ramp.
Medina
FAIR. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 71.27 feet low. Bass are slow with soft plastics, and an early morning topwater bite. White bass and striped bass are fair trolling slabs on deeper water humps. Catfish are good with stink bait and cut baits.
Meredith
GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees; 54.10 feet low. Fishing patterns are consistent. Bass are good on minnows and artificial baits. Catfish are good on live, stinks, punch baits in Bugbee and Harbor Bay. Crappie are fair on minnows, jigs, small crankbaits, and other artificials. White bass are good on minnows, crankbaits and topwater baits. Trout are slow. Walleye are fair on minnows and nightcrawlers on boulders and ledges. Try pulling a bouncer and crawler harness. 25-35 feet of water.
Millers Creek
GOOD. Water stained; 93 degrees; 3.95 feet low. Fishing at night along the shoreline is fair for channel and blue catfish using shad and punch bait. Hybrid bass are schooling early morning, biting on swimbaits from the bank or trolling. Crappie and white bass are slow with few reports.
Naconiche
GOOD. Water clear to stained; 88 degrees; 1.00 feet low. The lake has settled into a typical summer pattern. Good numbers of bass schooling up over deeper water. The shad are small, so down-size your presentations to match the natural bait. A Mag-worm in Junebug color is getting bit in 8-12 feet of water. Stay hydrated out there, and sunscreen is a must. The Crappie population is good. Catfish are slow.
Nasworthy
GOOD. Water murky; 86 degrees. 0.96 feet low. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Largemouth bass are good flipping creature baits and swim jigs and spinner baits on deeper docks. Crappie are fair in the reeds, around docks, and the bridge using black and chartreuse crappie jigs and minnows. Catfish are good by the dam and in the river, using cut bait and stink bait.
Navarro Mills
FAIR. Stained; 79 degrees; 2.30 feet low. Crappie are good in timber in 10-20 feet of water with jigs tipped with minnows.
O.C. Fisher
SLOW. Water stained; 83 degrees; 46.38 feet low. Catfish are good in the river channel where it is 10-15 feet deep using cut bait. Black bass report of a big bass caught. Crappie and white bass are slow with the low lake level.
O.H. Ivie
GREAT. Water clear; 89 degrees; 21.06 feet low. White bass are great with live bait and crankbaits. Crappie great with jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are good. Catfish are fair on prepared baits and live bait.
Oak Creek
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84 degrees; 9.07 feet low. Channel catfish are good on dough bait and fair on chicken liver off of docks. Crappie, largemouth, and white bass are slow with few reported catches. Crappie and white bass bites are better at night and early in the morning. White bass are running from the HWY 70 bridge up the creek. Troll with spinner baits, and gold or silver spoons around the brush.
Palestine
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 1.68 feet low. Bass are good on deep diving crankbaits in 15-20 feet of water, and in shallow water between docks using shimmy shakers. Crappie are slow. White bass and hybrid bass are fair on deep diving crankbaits. Channel, flatheads and blue catfish are good skipping jigs under boat houses with at least six feet of water in front of them, and in the channel and on humps in 10-15 feet of water on the main lake using liver.
Palo Pinto
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 4.08 feet low. Bass are slow in 15-20 feet of water on deep structure using Carolina rigs with a watermelon fluke, and near deeper boat docks with football jigs with crawfish trailers.
Possum Kingdom
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 87 degrees; 3.84 feet low. Striped bass are hit-or-miss on live bait, or trolling pink, chartreuse or white jigs. Sand bass are fair using rattletraps, and jigs in white, chartreuse and chrome. Catfish are good using punch bait fished on, or near the bottom in 20-30 feet of water near structure.
Proctor
SLOW. Water stained; 82 degrees; 6.37 feet low. Hybrid striper are fair early in the day on topwaters. Sand bass are fair midday using jigging spoons. Crappie are slow. Black bass are slow on spoons in 10-12 feet of water. Catfish are slow on cut shad.
Raven
SLOW. Water stained; 90 degrees; 4.00 feet low. Catfish are slow on minnows and cut bait. Bass are fair on rattletraps and Texas rigs around piers and grass edges early and late in the day. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows deep around structure.
Ray Hubbard
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86-89 degrees; 2.59 feet low. White bass are fair on flats early mornings in water 8-15 feet deep with sporadic schooling. Later slow roll in-line spinners or troll in 10-14 feet of water. Crappie are fair on brush tops in 25-35 feet water suspended mid-way using minnows and jigs. Catfish are excellent in shallow wooded areas on baited holes using prepared and stink bait.
Ray Roberts
GOOD; Water is clear; 87 degrees; 1.17 feet below. Sand bass are schooling early morning biting topwaters, and in 20-30 feet of water on slabs. Crappie are fair on brush piles using minnows, numbers of fish but mostly undersized catches. Bass are good on topwaters and in 10-20 feet of water with Carolina rigs and drop-shots.
Richland Chambers
FAIR. Water clear; 89 degrees; 4.27 feet low. Crappie are fair on brush piles and bridge columns in 15-20 feet of water with minnows. White bass are slow and hard to find with little surface action. Hybrid bass are fair on live shad on the 309 flats and in 20-25 feet of water. Small eater size channel and blue catfish are good using punch bait on a #4 treble hooks in the main lake and creek points in 15-25 feet of water.
Sam Rayburn
FAIR. Water stained; 89 degrees; 4.06 feet low. Fishing patterns are holding steady. Largemouth bass are good early in the morning with topwater frogs along grass ledges, and off point and drops with Carolina rigs and crankbaits. White bass are good schooling on the flats chasing shad. Crappie are fair on brush piles with live minnows. Bluegill are mixed in with the crappie biting on worms. Catfish are in creek channels off ledges and brush piles in 15 feet of water.
Somerville
FAIR. Stained; 86 degrees; 2.97 feet below. White bass are slow trolling with pet spoons, or using shad and pencil minnows in 6-10 feet of water. Hybrid bass are slow in deep water hitting jigs bounced into schools. Black bass are fair hitting slow moving jigs with plastics on drop-offs and brush in 10-15 feet of water. Crappie are good with many undersized catches on main lake brush piles in 8-18 feet of water using minnows and various colored jigs. Catfish are good early morning in 6-12 feet of water using punch bait, or jug lines with shad and cut bait.
Spence
FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees. 42.55 feet low. Bass are good in 18-20 feet of water edge of channels and brush biting on soft plastics. Catfish are in the canyons in deep cold water biting on worms.
Stamford
SLOW. Water stained; 87 degrees; 3.64 feet low. Fishing continues to be slow as fish relate to deeper cooler water. Catfish are slow on jug lines and trotlines with big bass minnows, shad and perch. Bass are slow with soft plastics. Drum, perch and crappie are slow to bite and have moved to deeper water. White bass are slow in deeper water with silver and gold spoons.
Stillhouse
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 8.05 feet low. The white bass fishing on Stillhouse is strong, but technical. Quality sonar and the ability to read it are a must as fish are found in small tight schools at, or near, the bottom in up to 52 feet of water. Once fish are found, primarily using side-imaging, hover on top of the fish with Spot-Lock and work MAL Dense Lures with chartreuse tails vertically. Largemouth bass are good working soft plastics in dark, natural hues along the deep edge of hydrilla in 22-26 feet of water.
Tawakoni
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 90 degrees; 3.54 feet low. Overall fishing has slowed due to the low oxygen levels and warmer water. Despite this white bass and striped bass are really good in 9-15 feet of water. These fish are not sitting still, so trolling is putting more fish in the boat currently. Channel catfish bite is red hot and excellent. Catching limits easily by 10 A.M. using punch bait and dip bait fished over baited holes in 25-30 feet of water. Crappie bite is surprisingly good with minnows out fishing jigs. Largemouth bass bite is slow. Fish extremely shallow water early in the morning at daylight with topwater baits.
Texana
FAIR. Water stained; 84 degrees; 4.80 feet low. Bass are good in timber and structure with crankbaits and weightless flukes. Crappie are fair in deep water using minnows and jigs. Catfish are good throughout the lake on liver perch, cut bait and juglines. White bass are in the Navidad River biting on slabs and spoons.
Texoma
EXCELLENT. Water stained; 88 degrees; 1.21 feet below. Striped bass are good on shallow flats early in the morning with topwaters. The fish move deeper biting on slabs as the sun rises.
Toledo Bend
FAIR. Water stained; 81-83 degrees; 4.13 feet low. Fair. The water level is 167.8 with no generators running. Water temperature at the Dam is 78-80 degrees with surface temperature around 80. The back feeder creeks are clear, and the main lake is clear with a few evening showers this week. Afternoon showers this week with lightning, if you hear lightning get off the water, as lightning can travel five miles. Black bass have been caught on creature baits, Carolina or Texas rigged 10-inch worms in black/red, chartreuse/pepper, or tequila sunrise. Crappie are still hit-or-miss on jigs and minnows.
Travis
FAIR. Stained; 87 degrees; 35.39 feet low. Bass are fair on the backsides of docks in the shade with a dropshot, or jerkbaits. Marinas continue to hold fish casting dropshots and spoons into shade letting the lure drop down. Bass can also be caught along bluff walls and points using Texas rig, and in shallow brush in the morning with a swimbaits.
Twin Buttes
FAIR. Water stained. 85 degrees; 19.77 feet low. Channel catfish are fair in 4-8 feet of water early in the morning or late in the evening on cheese bait. Crappie and white bass are good under the lights at night with jigs and minnows.
Tyler
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 90 degrees; 1.99 feet below. Finally rain is in the forecast to dampen the dust and cool the water slightly. Bass are slow on the bottom using crankbaits. Crappie are fair in 16-20 of water on brush piles and submerged structures using live minnows. Bluegill are good mixed in with the crappie biting red worms and nightcrawlers. If you find the bluegill you will find other species feeding. Catfish are fair using nightcrawlers and stink bait.
Waco
FAIR. Water stained; 82 degrees; 8.80 feet low. Crappie are good in t15-20 feet of water with jigs tipped with minnows. White and hybrid bass are schooling, so watch the birds to point out the location trolling with slabs and spoons. Catfish are good on live bait. Largemouth bass are fair early morning on topwater lures, throwing soft plastics as the day heats.
Walter E. Long
FAIR. Water clear; 83 degrees. Fish are feeding in low light conditions so focus on underwater lights. Bass are fair morning topwaters and weightless flukes. Deep and downsize in the afternoon. Hybrid bass are in 15-25 feet of water with Alabama or umbrella rigs, and live bait. Crappie are slow fish.
Weatherford
SLOW. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 8.15 feet low. Catfish are fair with cut bait and shad in the channel. White bass are slow on slabs. Bass are slow off points and rocks with crankbaits and worms. Crappie are slow on main lake brush piles with minnows and jigs. Patterns are slow.
White River
SLOW. Water stained; 80 degrees; 24.37 feet low. Catfish are fair on minnows and frozen shad off the shoreline. Bass are slow with few reports due to lack of fishermen. Crappie are slow in deep water using minnows and jigs. Walleye are slow on frozen shrimp.
Whitney
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 7.29 feet low. Striped bass are excellent using live bait, swimbaits, and topwaters. Crappie are fair in 10-25 feet of water in standing brush. White bass are slow using live minnow and slabs. Largemouth bass are fair using big spoons, swim jigs and Texas rigs. Catfish are good suspended in 30 feet of water along the edge of the river channel using cut bait and punch bait. White bass are good on live bait, jigging spoons and Alabama rigs.
Worth
GOOD. Water normally stained; 87 degrees; 2.49 feet below. White bass are fair to good on main lake structures using chartreuse and white slabs with teaser flies, but fish are moving fast so be ready. Some anglers have reported good catches trolling Alabama rigs and Hellpets. Crappie are fair to good on brush piles, docks and main lake structure using jigs or minnows and shooting docks. Largemouth bass are fair to good on crankbaits around docks and main lake structure. Blue catfish and channel catfish are fair to good on main lake structures with punch bait.
Wright Patman
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 86 degrees; 1.00 feet above. Catfish continue to bite good on punch bait. White bass are good on wind blown points with tail spinners and working small slabs quickly.

 

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